Father's Day Quilt
Project by Michelle Roberts
Follow this tutorial to make your own Father’s Day quilt, using these sweet fabrics from Craft Cotton Co
Please read through all the instructions before starting your project
Finished size 32” x 40 ½” (seam allowance 1/4” and has been added to measurements)
1 yard of ‘Liquorice allsorts’ prints
Half yard of white solid fabric
¾ yard solid purple
16 ½” x 24 ½” grey with white spots fabric (centre piece)
35” x 44” Heritage cotton mix batting from Bosal
35” x 44” Denim light blue fabric (backing)
Aurifil thread Pink 2535 for quilting
FQ Vlieseline Bondaweb
· Quilter’s ruler, rotary cutter/scissors
· Cutting mat
· Basic sewing supplies
· Clover Fabric pen
· Odif 505 temporary adhesive spray
· Template for wording - download here
Making the Wording…
Lets get cutting…
(This quilt is made up of 14 blocks, 8 ½” x 8 ½” with a centre panel)
Print the wording, and trace the reverse of the letters onto the paper side of the bondaweb, a light box can help with this.
Roughly cut around each word and fuse to the solid purple fabric. Cut out and fuse to a white piece of fabric. Roughly cut around and the white area and fuse to bondaweb.
Cut around the purple letters adding about ¼” of white excess all the way around. Repeat for all words.
Fuse to centre panel.
Cut the following to make the blocks…
· Fourteen 6 ¼” x 6 ¼” squares from the allsorts fabric
· Fifty-Six 3” x 3” squares from the solid white fabric
· Fifty-Six 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares from the solid purple fabric
Cut the white squares in half across the diagonal
Take two white triangles and join to one purple square, shown in the photos below
Trim away excess along join.
Make four for each block, join to each side of the allsorts square
Trim to measure 8 ½” x 8 ½” square. Make another 13 blocks
Join blocks together to make two rows of five, and two rows of two blocks.
These can now be added to the centre panel.
Free motion quilt around the letters to secure them in place, I chose a vibrant pink thread to pull the colours from the allsorts fabric.
Your quilt is now ready for quilting.
Baste the batting, and backing piece, and quilt using your preferred method.
Trim away excess batting and backing fabric
Cut 1 ½” strips from the Liquorice allsorts fabric and join to create one long length, join to front edge of quilt. Press over ¼” and hand sew to the reverse.
Your Father’s Day quilt is complete.
To see more from Michelle, visit her on Instagram @michelle_creativeblonde
Made by Michelle Roberts for The Craft Cotton Company 2021