Project All Nuts About Squirrels Quilt
Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Level: Beginner
Acorns, pumpkins and squirrels, oh my! This quilt uses a fun fabric layer cake to create a quick and easy quilted throw! The quilt pattern is simple to make with the help of Creative Grids Stripology™ Rulers. Baby Lock sewing machines make it easy to get perfect ¼” seams. View printable instructions.
The fabric requirements, cutting instructions and pattern instructions are all included with the Amalie pattern. Follow those instructions to create the quilt top.
Set up the machine for sewing:
Thread the machine.
Attach a ¼” piecing foot to the machine.
Wind the bobbin with the same thread as used for the upper thread.
Set machine to a center needle stitch to create a ¼” seam. (Q-01)
Following the pattern instructions, sew the blocks together using a 1/4” seam allowance.
Press the seam toward the darker fabric.
Note: pressing is very important and should always be performed after each seam has been stitched. The quilt top will have a neater and more professional look.
Continue to sew the sections together in the order per the quilting pattern.
Using the ¼” piecing foot ensures all the seams are consistent throughout the quilt.
Again, this foot will require a center needle position.
If your machine has a built-in Guideline marker, this also aids in piecing perfect seams for quilting.
Once the quilt top is completed, add a 5” border around the quilt top (if desired).
Remember that if you add a border, you need to allow for extra backing fabric.
Press the quilt top. Layer together the quilt top, batting and backing. Quilt the top as desired.
Optional: This quilt was quilted on the Baby Lock Crown Jewel 3 with the Pro-Stitcher software.
The quilting pattern was digital edge-to-edge quilt pattern purchased from Quilters Niche called AN-090 Squirrels v2.
Here is the link for this design: https://www.quiltersniche.com/animals-kids-e2e/an-090-squirrels-v2.
Once quilted, trim any extra batting and backing fabric.
Attach the binding to the back of the quilt using a ¼” seam allowance and your favorite binding method.
Snuggle up with your cozy lap quilt on those cold fall days!!