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Zoo Friends

  • Briefly: Learn the basics of applique in this adorable baby quilt - easy piecing and applique Read more
  • Type: E-books
  • ISBN: 978-1-99-116802-3
  • Author: Jennifer Houlden
  • Finished size: 44" x 44"
  • Skill Level: beginner
  • Techniques: fusible applique, patchwork, quilting
  • Tags: animal, applique, baby quilt, Ebook, Machine Appliqué, patchwork, quilt

  • Regular price $16.99 USD
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    Join Jennifer in creating Zoo Friends, a detailed walk-through of Animal Party. This beautiful quilt will surely brighten up any child's room and provide hours of enjoyment. This ebook will cover many basics of quilting along with colour, fabric selection, precise piecing, fusible applique with machine blanket stitch and machine quilting.

    You will start by picking your fabrics for the blocks and sashing as well as sewing those 4-patch star blocks together. Next, you will learn everything you need to know about fusible applique and picking the appropriate background to make it stand out and say look at me here I am. Finally, you will put it all together and go over the different quilting techniques that have been used to quilt this quilt. Be prepared to have lots of fun and these thirteen little animals cannot wait to become part of another child's life.

    Included are two bonus patterns using the animal characters - placemats and baby bibs.

    Originally presented as an online workshop, this class is now available as a printable ebook.

    Supplies

    Fabric

    Option A - stars in 4-patch blocks only

    • 1 yd (1 m) yellow/orange fabric for stars and binding
    • 1 yd (1 m) black print for sashing and borders
    • 48 x 31⁄2" squares assorted brights for 4-patch star blocks
    • Applique Background - 3⁄4 yd (.75 m) each of light yellow & light green
    • 13 - 24 assorted bright fabrics for animal appliques (scraps to 12" squares) 
    • 3 yd (2.5 m) fabric for backing
    • 1 1⁄2 yd (1.3m) wadding/batting
    • Stabilizer for applique, either tear away or leave in
    • Fusible web (should be stitchable) such as steam-a-seam 2 lite
    • 23 - 1⁄4" (4 mm) black buttons for eyes or black embroider thread for french knots

    Option B - no animal appliques

    • 1 yd (1 m) yellow/orange fabric for stars and binding
    • 1 yd (1 m) black print for sashing and borders
    • 48 x 3 1⁄2" squares assorted brights for 4-patch star blocks
    • Scrappy Squares - 13 x 7 1/2" squares in assorted brights
    • 3 yd (2.5 m) fabric for backing
    • 1 1⁄2 yd (1.3m) wadding/batting

    Option C - stars in sashing and 4-patch blocks

    • 1 yd (1 m) yellow/orange fabric for stars and binding
    • 1 yd (1 m) black print for sashing and borders
    • 48 x 3 1⁄2" squares assorted brights for 4-patch star blocks
    • Applique Background - 1 yd (1 m) solid colour
    • 13 - 24 assorted bright fabrics for animal appliques (scraps to 12" squares)
    • 3 yd (2.5 m) fabric for backing
    • 1 1⁄2 yd (1.3m) wadding/batting
    • Stabilizer for applique, either tear away or leave in
    • Fusible web (should be stitchable) such as steam-a seam 2 lite
    • 23 - 1⁄4" (4 mm) black buttons for eyes or black embroider thread for french knots

    General Sewing Supplies

    • Sewing machine and accessories
    • walking foot and darning foot will be needed for quilting
    • quarter inch foot for piecing
    • open toed embroidery foot for blanket stitch
    • Cutting board, rotary cutter and rulers (long ruler ie 8.5″ x 24″ or 6.5″ x 24″ and a small square ruler)
    • Scissors for paper & fabric
    • Pins: flat head for pinning pieces together & forked for pinning seams together
    • Neutral thread for piecing
    • Threads suitable for quilting
    • Seam ripper
    • Universal and top-stitch sewing machine needles
    • Fabric marker/pen/pencil
    • Teflon applique sheet or parchment paper or baking paper
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Pencil
    • Safety pins for pinning quilt sandwich together
    • Design wall may be useful
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