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Peter Rabbit, Once upon a Time Quilt

Project by Nicola Hills

This adorable Cot sized quilt is created by using the Disappearing 9 Patch Quilting method and 11’’ plain blocks.

You Will Need:

  • 1/2 Metre of each of the ‘Once upon a time designs’

  • 1 Metre of Heirloom Wadding

  • 1 Metre of backing fabric

  • Embroidery thread

  • 8 x 2” Strips of fabric for the border (you will need to join these together)

  • 8 x 2” Strips of fabric for binding (I use the same as the backing fabric for this)

*I create my projects using materials I am given so work with what I have for the finished item*


  • Rotary Cutter or Scissors

  • Basic Sewing Kit

  • Sewing Machine

  • Quilters Ruler

How To:

Make a block of 9 with 4” Squares using a 1/4” seam. The finished block of 9 will be 11’’ Square.

Total needed for this size quilt = 6 x 9 Patch Blocks - 6 x Plain Blocks.

* Top Tip: accurate cutting is the epitome of point matching! *

Iron down the seams as you go to reduce bulk.

Measure 5.5” in and cut vertically.

Repeat as above but horizontally.

Rearrange the 4 smaller blocks then back sew together. I just placed them randomly, you can often over think placement.

Assemble the quilt.

Once ironed, lay it onto the wadding leaving an extra 2” of wadding all the way around. Now place the wadding and quilt top onto the backing fabric (make sure the backing fabric is right side out)

I like to pin to secure down, then do a stitch all around to hold it in place whilst working on the borders. You can use the 2” strips you cut from the backing fabric for binding by ironing them in half down the long side, then iron each side into the centre. You can join sections by taking two strips and follow diagram below.

Add the border down each side, then top and bottom by laying the strips R/S down on the edges, sew down 1/4 in from the edge. Press seams down flat. Trim any excess wadding and fabric.

On this occasion I used the old fashioned way of knotting by sewing through the layers from front to back then back to front, double knot then trim.

To see more from Nicola, follow her on Instagram @bobbincottagebodkin.

Made by Nicola Hills for The Craft Cotton Co 2023.

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