Half Circle Quilt
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- One yd each of six quilt fabric prints
- Six yards of background fabric, cut into two 3 yard pieces
- 3/4 yd fabric for binding
- 5-1/2 yds fabric for backing
- Full size batting
- Embroidery thread to coordinate with the fabrics
- 3 cans Heat Set Adhesive spray or fusible web, enough for forty-eight 13" circles
- Template plastic
- Rotary cutter, ruler & mat
- Basic sewing supplies
- Iron & pressing surface
- Sewing machine
Quilt size 72" x 96"
- Use 1/4" seams throughout.
- To print the template and charts, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above). Using template, cut 16 semi circles from each of the six fabrics.
- Cut background fabric into six 12-3/4" x 98" strips.
- If using the Heat Set Adhesive spray, apply it to the back of the half-circles in a well-ventilated area, working on about 6 half-circles at a time. Follow manufacturer’s directions.
- If using the fusible web instead of the spray, apply the web to the back of the half circle fabrics then use the template to trace around, drawing on the paper backing of the web. Cut out the half circles and remove the paper backing.
- Starting 1" in from edge, arrange semi-circles as shown in diagram A. Fuse in place. Applique with a satin stich using the embroidery thread around the edge. Tip: If the edge to be sewn starts to get loose, use a straight stich 1/8" in from the edge of the curve to sew the edges down before doing the satin stitch.
- Sew strips together taking care to line half-circles just touching. When finished trim the 1” sides to ½” as shown to diagram B.
- Press seams open.
- Sandwich the backing, batting and top together and quilt as desired.
- Trim and bind.