Butterfly Quilt

Butterfly Quilt

Crafting Time:
  • Over 5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • 5/8 yd. each of 6 Coordinating fabrics for wings
  • 1/3 yd. Fabric for body
  • 1-3/4" yds. Fabric for quilt backing
  • 45"x60" Batting
  • 12" square batting scrap for antenna pieces
  • 1 yd. HeatnBond
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies

SIZE: Finished size is approximately 40"x55"

NOTES: Add 1/4" cutting lines to all pattern pieces. 1/4" seam allowance used throughout.

TIP: We quilted along each wing segment and body seam line. We also quilted segments on the butterfly body. Circle pieces were zig-zag quilted.


  1. Enlarge wing/body pattern 200%. Enlarge the enlargement 400%.
  2. For backing: Fold fabric in half cut edge to cut edge. Place body edge of pattern on fold. Cut out backing adding 1/4" seam allowance along all outside edges. Set aside.
  3. Cut pattern pieces along printed lines on pattern. Choosing fabrics as desired for wing placement and with right sides together, cut out wing pieces remembering to add 1/4" seam allowances along all edges. Straight-of-grain markings have been added to the pattern pieces, however, strict adherence is not necessary. Transfer registration markings and pattern points to all fabric pieces.
  4. Matching registration markings and right sides together, sew pieces together easing curves as necessary. Make two wings.
  5. Fold body fabric cut edge to cut edge. Cut one body laying fold line on folded fabric edge. Transfer registration markings. Stitch body to right side of each wing easing fullness if necessary.
  6. Following HeatnBond directions, trace circle patterns, adhere adhesive, cut out and fuse circle pieces to wings.
  7. Cut two pairs of antenna pieces out of fabric and two out of batting scrap. With right sides together, stitch two fabric pieces and batting leaving end open for turning. Make two. With edges together, baste antenna to head.
  8. Make quilt "sandwich" by layering top and backing right sides together and batting behind backing. Pin and stitch together leaving opening for turning. Turn and slip stitch opening.
  9. Quilt as desired.