Summer Girls Quilt
- Avatrex Quilt Attitude Inkjet Film, 8-1/2”x11”, two
- Fabrics: white or cream, 1/2 yd; pink, 1/4 yd.; orange, 1/8 yd.; yellow, 1/8 yd.; green, 1/8 yd.; striped, 1/8 yd.; backing of choice, 5/8 yd.
- Lightweight low-loft batting, 22”x22”
- Matching threads
- Digital images of choice, 5”x5”, two
rotary cutter, straight pins, acrylic ruler, iron and pressing surface, pressing cloth, pencil
- Self-healing cutting mat, 18”x24”
- Acrylic rulers: 12-1/2” square, 6”x24”
- Sewing machine with new 70/10 or 80/12 needle and optional 1/4” quilting foot
- Computer with inkjet printer
- Fusible webbing, light or sew-in weight, 5”x10”
- 1. Fabric reference is white or cream (A) and backing (B). All seam allowances are 1/4”.
- 1. Using computer, create 8-1/2”x11” document with two 5”x5” word art areas, each describing one girl. Following manufacturer’s directions, print mirror image on glossy side of film at photo-quality setting. (Note: Handle printed film by edges only, and wait to remove backing sheet to reduce edge curling.) Let ink dry completely, at least three hours.
- 2. Following manufacturer’s instructions, print mirror images of girls on film as in Step 1.
- 3. Cut photos and word art to 5” square panels using 12-1/2” square ruler and rotary cutter on cutting mat. Cut four 5”x5” panels from both Fabric A and fusible webbing.
- 4. Following manufacturer’s instructions, attach one fusible webbing square to right side of one Fabric A square. Position one printed film on panel, printed side facing webbing. Cover with pressing cloth. Press, sliding iron slowly and consistently with light even pressure for 30-60 seconds until all areas have been covered. Remove cloth, peel away backing, and let cool. Repeat to attach remaining films to fabric panels. Set aside.
- 5. Use rotary cutter and 6”x24” ruler on cutting mat to cut fabric strips. Cut two 1-1/2”x44” striped strips; cut strips into six 5” and three 12-1/2” lengths. Cut three 3-1/4”x44” Fabric A strips; cut strips into thirty-two 3-1/4” squares. From pink fabric, cut two 2-1/2”x44” strips for binding and one 3-1/4”x44” strip; cut strip into eight 3-1/4” squares. Set binding strip aside. Cut one 3-1/4”x44” strip each of orange, yellow, and green; cut each strip into eight 3-1/4” squares.
- 6. Place one pink and one Fabric A square together with right sides facing. Draw line diagonally from corner to corner with pencil and ruler. Machine-sew scant 1/4” away from both sides of diagonal line. Cut on line. Press each triangle open, pressing seam to colored side. Place diagonal of 6” square ruler over seam line and trim to 2-1/2” square. Repeat with remaining 3-1/4” squares.
- 7. Arrange four diagonal blocks into pinwheel strip; sew together. See Layout Diagram. Repeat to make four pinwheel strips of each color: pink, orange, yellow, and green. Set aside.
- 8. Use photo and Layout Diagram as guide to assemble center block. With right sides together, sew 1-1/2”x5” striped strips to top and bottom of first image panel and to bottom of first word panel; sew word panel to bottom striped edge of stitched image panel to create one tall image/word panel. Repeat to create second word/image panel, switching positions of word and image panels. Sew 1-1/2”x12-1/2” striped strips to left and right side of first image/word panel and to right side of second word/image panel. With right sides together, sew left edge of word/image panel to right striped edge of first image panel to create center block.
- 9. For pinwheel border, sew pinwheel strips to center block as shown.
- 10. Cut 22”x22” Fabric B panel for backing. Layer Fabric B (with right side down), batting, and quilt top (with right side up) on work surface. Hand or machine quilt as desired.
- 11. Sew short ends of pink binding strips together to make one long strip. Fold in half lengthwise with wrong sides together; press. Open strip and fold each raw edge to pressed crease; press. Encase and pin raw edge of quilt top inside binding strip, folding in corners to create crisp points. Topstitch binding to quilt top close to edge as shown.
- 1. Printed image and word panels cannot be washed. If desired, create central fabric panels that can be attached with buttons or hook and loop tape.
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