Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Trio of Circles quilt pattern
--3 charm square packs
--1 1/2 yard background fabric
--½ yard inner border fabric
--1 ¼ yard outer border fabric
--4yards backing fabric
--½ yard binding fabric
--Sizzix die cuts Scallop 1 and 2 (available to order through the store)
Charms squares – 40 circles of each size. 120 circles total
------You can get the two smaller out of one charm.
Background – cut 40 - 6 ½ x 6 ½ squares
stop border – cut 6 2 ½ x width of fabric
Outer border – cut 6 6 ½ x width of fabric
---Wonder under three circles, one of each size, together. Make sure all three are different fabrics. If you want a ragged edge make sure your wonder under is smaller than your circles.
---Wonder under the circle trio on a 6 ½ background square. Repeat this for all squares.
---Appliqué on using your favorite stitch. I used a straight stitch ¼ inch in from the scalloped edge. This way when I wash the quilt it gets a frayed edge to each circle. Repeat this for all squares.
---Sew 5 complete squares together. Repeat this until you have 8 rows.
---Sew the 8 rows together. You will now have a completed center to your quilt.
(The picture shows only 6 rows) The last two close ups are after 1 washing.
--Measure your quilt and piece together your stop border and sew onto the center piece
--Measure your quilt and piece together your outer border and sew onto the stop border.
---Your quilt top in now complete. Cut your backing to appropriate size, quilt and bind.
This quilt uses dies the for the Sizzix die cut machine. If you do not have one, you will want one. I promise. I use my circle dies almost everyday while working on projects. Both the machine and the dies are available to order through the store. With the sizzix you can cut mulitple layers at one time. I have never had the blades wear out on me (I have had my machine for years) The dies will be mentioned in several tutorials to follow as well.
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