Bird Quilt

Bird Quilt

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • 1-1/2 yd center block fabric
  • 3/8 yd of 4 fabrics for sashing
  • 2-1/8 yd fabric for 5" border
  • 1/2 yd fabric for binding
  • 3 yd fabric for backing
  • 52"x62" batting
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies


1/4" seam allowance used.
Enlarge pattern.


12 – 9-1/2" squares for center block

12 each of 4 fabrics for sashing

2 – 5-1/2"x62-1/2" for side borders

2 – 5-1/2"x39-1/2" for top and bottom borders

6 – 2-1/2"xWOF for binding

2 – 52-1/2"x31-1/2" for backing

1. Lay out center blocks and sashing as desired. Refer to photo if needed.
2. For each block, sew top, bottom and sides (in that order) to marked circle.
3. Sew diagonal corners.
4. Press.
5. Repeat with remaining squares, making a total of twelve 13" squares.
6. Sew squares together.
7. Press.
8. Sew borders onto top and bottom then onto the sides.
9. Sew backing together into a 52-1/2"x62-1/2" piece.
10. Press seam open.
11. Sandwich batting between backing and quilt front.
12. Pin/baste through all thicknesses and quilt as desired.
13. Sew binding strips together, press seams open, and fold in half lengthwise.
14. Sew binding to outer edge of quilt using a 3/8" seam.
15. Turn binding to back and slip stitch along seam line.