It’s such a treat to sew with fabrics that make us smile and the beautiful designs by Cori Dantini from Blend Fabrics did just that for me. I had a HUGE smile when I was sewing! They are so whimsical and sweet…I couldn’t wait to start sewing. My mind was buzzing with so many ideas and ways to use the luscious fabric and panels. Oh, how I wish my garden looked this good!

MY PRETTY GARDEN QUILT, by Carol Swift, Just Let Me Quilt, finished size 40″ x 50″

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I had such a hard time deciding which panel to use. I loved all three of them! Since I couldn’t decide, I chose two panels to create not one, but two My Pretty Garden quilts.

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Adding some flower appliques using those amazing Therm O Web Heat n Bond® EZ Print Lite sheets and Heat n Bond® Fusible Interfacing made it even more fun for me. Running the patterns through my printer saves me so much time because I don’t have to trace all the pieces! Yay!

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What you’ll need to make one My Pretty Garden quilt:

Heat n Bond® Fusible Interfacing – Light Weight

Therm O Web Heat n Bond® EZ Print Lite sheets, 8½” x 11”

Iron

Fabric/batting

Fabric yardage: 1 panel – 13½” x 23½”; Green – 1 yard; Pink – 1 yard; Yellow – 3/8 yard; Flower – Scraps or approximately 1/8th yard of desired colors; backing for 40” x 50” quilt

Cutting instructions:

Cut 1 – Center panel, 13½” x 23½”; Cut 2 – Border A, 1½” x 15½”; Cut 2 – Border A, 1½” x 23½”; Cut 40 – Border B Blocks, 3” x 3”; Cut 40 – Border B Blocks, 3” x 3”; Cut 2 – Border C, 1½” x 27½”; Cut 2 – Border C, 1½” x 35½”; Cut 2 – Border D, 3” x 32½”; Cut 2 – Border D, 3” x 37½”; Cut 2 – Border E, 4” x 39½”; Cut 2 – Border E, 4” x 42½”; Cut 5 – 2½” x WOF for binding (remove selvedges); Cut Flower Appliques (templates included on PDF pattern); Flower stems are machine or hand embroidered

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1: Sew Border A pieces to panel – Sew 1½” x 23½” border strips to left and right sides of panel. Press seams towards borders. Sew 1½” x 15½” border strips to top and bottom of panel.  Press seams towards borders.

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Step 2: Sew one green/pink 3” x 3” block to one 3” x 3” white block; match/nest seams. Press seams towards green/pink fabric. Repeat to make 40 sets.

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Step 3: Sew one green/pink and white block set together, alternating colors and matching/nesting seams. Press seams down.

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Step 4: Sew five block sets together with white square in top left corner. Repeat to make two rows. blend-fabric11

Step 5: Sew five block sets together with green square in top left corner. Repeat to make two rows.

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Step 6: Sew one block row to right and left sides of bordered panel. Make sure to have green/pink or white blocks in the correct position as shown below:

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Step 7: Sew one block row to top and bottom sides of bordered panel. Match seams and be sure to have green/pink or white blocks in the correct position as shown below:

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Step 8: Sew Border C strips to blocks – Sew 1½” x 35½” border strips to left and right sides of blocks. Press seams towards borders. Sew 1½” x 27½” border strips to top and bottom of blocks.  Press seams towards borders.

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Step 9: Sew Border D strips to blocks – Sew 3” x 37½” border strips to left and right sides of blocks. Press seams towards borders. Sew 3” x 32½” border strips to top and bottom of blocks.  Press seams towards borders.

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Step 10: Sew Border E strips to blocks – Sew 4” x 42½” border strips to left and right sides of blocks. Press seams towards borders. Sew 4” x 39½” border strips to top and bottom of blocks.  Press seams towards borders.

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Step 11: Using the templates, applique flowers and leaves on quilt (see directions below.) Freehand draw a line for the stems using chalk or a washable pen. Machine sew straight lines over drawn stems or hand embroider them.

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Fabric Applique Instructions:

Using your inkjet printer, print out applique pattern pieces with Heat n Bond® EZ Print Lite sheets or trace designs on Heat n Bond® Lite iron-on adhesive.

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Follow the package directions to iron adhesive pieces to wrong sides of desired fabrics. Let cool.

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Cut out applique pieces. Iron applique pieces on the right side of fabric block following package directions. Blanket stitch, straight stitch, or zigzag around all pieces. *I like to position the pieces on a heat resistant craft sheet to layer the pieces that go together. Then, I move them to the fabric to be ironed in place.

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*Optional tip: Ironing a light weight interfacing to wrong side of fabric block before adding applique can help stabilize the applique’s shape. Also, with light colored applique pieces, ironing interfacing to the wrong side can help keep the design beneath them from showing through. Iron the adhesive right over the interfacing and apply appliques as you normally would.TooltipTextblend-fabric1

Step 13: Quilt and bind using your desired method.

You can find the free My Pretty Garden Quilt PDF pattern with templates at Just Carol’s Craftsy store.

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5 Comments on Blend Fabric Quilt With Heat n Bond Interfacing

  1. QuiltShop Gal
    September 21, 2016 at 9:29 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful quilt and great idea for a panel quilt. I wasn’t aware of the EZ Print Light and definitely want to check it out. Thanks.

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  2. Mary
    September 21, 2016 at 9:35 am (3 years ago)

    That is so cute. I love the flowers you added.

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  3. Carla
    September 21, 2016 at 4:20 pm (3 years ago)

    You always make my heart sing when I see your pretty quilts. Great tips.

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  4. Marcy
    September 21, 2016 at 9:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Very sweet! Good tip with the light weight interfacing.

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  5. Sherry
    September 21, 2016 at 10:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Super cute quilts Carol and love the addition of the flower appliqués.

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