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Butterfly Quilt and Pillow

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Iron & pressing surface
  • Quilt:
    1/4 yd 12 different fabrics (6 lights & 6 darks)
    1/2 yd fabric for butterfly bodies & inner border
    1/2 yd neutral fabric for background
    5/8 yd fabric for outer boarder
    5/8 yd fabric for binding
    3 yds fabric for backing
    45"x56" batting
  • Butterfly Pillow:
    1/4 yd 12 different fabrics (6 lights & 6 darks)
    1/4 yd fabric for butterfly body & inner border
    1/4 yd neutral fabric for background
    1/4 yd fabric for outer border
    1/4 yd fabric for cording
    1/2 yd fabric for backing
    18" pillow form
    2 yd cording

DIRECTIONS:

Measurement:
45"x56" Quilt
Use 1/4" seam allowance
Enlarge pattern pieces
Refer to photo for placement
Fat quarters can be used in place of 1/4 yd fabrics

Quilt:
CUT:
24 – 4-3/4" squares from light fabrics
24 – 4-3/4" squares from dark fabrics
96 – 2-1/2" squares from neutral fabrics
24 – inner corners from light fabrics
24 – inner corners from dark fabrics
24 – outer corners from light fabrics
24 – outer corners from dark fabrics
6 – 1-1/2" x WOF for inner border
6 – 3-1/2" x WOF for outer border
6 – 3-1/2" x WOF for binding

1. On wrong side of all 96 2-1/2" squares, draw a diagonal line from one corner to another.
2. Place square in one corner RS together of 4-3/4" square.
3. Sew diagonally along drawn line.
4. Trim off excess leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.
5. Open to form square and press.
6. Repeat with opposite corner.
7. Repeat with remaining 43 squares.
8. Lay squares out as shown with two lights on the top and two darks on the bottom and sew together.
9. Machine or hand appliqué butterfly bodies using desired appliqué method. (Note: if hand appliquéing, add 1/4" seam allowance to pattern)
10. Sew inner and outer corners together randomly or as desired.
11. Sew corners to butterfly squares.
12. Square off each square to 12-1/2".
13. Lay out squares as desired and sew together.
14. Sew inner border to top, bottom and sides.
15. Sew outer border to top, bottom and sides.
16. Measure quilt top and cut back and sew backing.
17. Lay quilt backing WS up, then batting, and quilt top RS up.
18. Pin quilt together matching edges and quilt as desired.
19. Sew binding pieces together and bind as desired.

Pillow:
Use 1/4" seam allowance
Enlarge pattern pieces
Refer to photo for placement
Fat quarters can be used in place of 1/4 yd of fabrics

CUT:
2 – 4-3/4" squares from light fabrics
2 – 4-3/4" squares from dark fabrics
8 – 2-1/2" squares from neutral fabrics
2 – inner corners from light fabrics
2 – inner corners from dark fabrics
2 – outer corners from light fabrics
2 – outer corners from dark fabrics
2 – 1-1/2" x WOF for inner border
2 – 2-1/2" x WOF for outer border
2 – 2-1/2" x WOF for cording
2 – 18-1/2" x 14" for back

DIRECTIONS:
1.
On wrong side of all eight 2-1/2" squares, draw a diagonal line from one corner to another.
2. Place square in one corner of 4-3/4" square.
3. Sew diagonally along drawn line.
4. Trim off excess leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.
5. Open to form square and press.
6. Repeat with opposite corner.
7. Repeat with remaining 3 squares.
8. Lay squares out as shown with two lights on the top and two darks on the bottom and sew together.
9. Machine or hand appliqué butterfly body using desired appliqué method. (Note: if hand appliquéing, add 1/4" seam allowance to pattern)
10. Sew inner and outer corners together randomly or as desired.
11. Sew corners to butterfly squares.
12. Square off square to 12-1/2".
13. Sew inner border to top, bottom and sides.
14. Sew outer border to top, bottom and sides.
15. Sew cording strips together.
16. Cover cording and sew to edge of pillow top.
17. Make a narrow hem on one side of each back piece.
18. With RS together, sew back pieces to front making and envelope style pillow back.
19. Turn RS out and insert pillow form.

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