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Quilted Kites

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • One 24"x34" quilt
  • One Foamcore board
  • One 3"xWOF strip of fabric for kite tail
  • Three 2"xWOF strips of coordinating fabric for kite tail
  • Ruler
  • Marking pencil/pen
  • Scissors/rotary cutting supplies
  • Staple gun or glue

DIRECTIONS:

BASIC KITE
Note: 1/4" seam allowance used throughout
WOF = width of fabric

1. To make the kite shape from the piece of Foamcore board, find the center of the top and the center of the bottom (short sides). Mark with a pencil and draw a line, connecting the points, down the length of the board. Measure 10" from the top on both the left and right side edges. Draw a line from the center point to the left mark. Repeat for the right side. Draw a line from the 10" mark to the bottom center mark. Repeat for the right side. Cut along the lines to make the basic kite shape.
2. Center the kite shaped Foamcore board on the wrong side of the 24"x34" quilt. Lightly trace around the kite shape. Remove the Foamcore kite. Measure two inches larger around the entire shape and draw a line. Cut the quilt along the outside marked line.
3. Lay the kite shaped Foamcore board on the wrong side of the quilted kite shape. Turn the edges of the quilt and secure to the Foamcore board.
4. Glue/staple the 3"xWOF strip to the bottom of the kite. Fold each of the remaining strips in half, wrong sides together, and tie to the kite string. Trim as needed.

KITE #1

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 1/4 yard of six coordinating fabrics
  • One 26"x36" rectangle of batting
  • One 26"x36" rectangle of fabric for the back
  • One 3"xWOF strip of fabric for the main kite string
  • Three 2-1/2"xWOF strips of coordinating fabric for the “bows" on the kite string
  • Basic sewing/quilting supplies

DIRECTIONS:

KITE #1
1.
Cut four 2-1/2"xWOF strips from each of the six coordinating fabrics.
2. Determine order of each fabric and label with numbers, one number for each fabric. Stitch one strip of fabric 1 and fabric 2 together along long edge. Press seam allowance to the darker fabric. Cut into 3-1/2" segments.
3. Stitch one strip of fabric 2 and fabric 3 together along long edges. Cut into 3-1/2" segments. Continue stitching strips together and cutting as needed to make zigzag rows.
4. Stitch diagonal rows together to make a 24"x34" rectangle.
5. Layer pieced unit, batting and backing. Quilt as desired.
6. Complete kite following directions for the basic kite construction.

KITE #2

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Twelve 2-1/2"xWOF strips of coordinating fabric. (We used five coordinating fabrics; 1/4 yard of each fabric)
  • One 26"x36" rectangle of batting
  • One 26"x36" rectangle of fabric for the back
  • One 3"xWOF strip of fabric for the main kite string
  • Three 2-1/2"xWOF strips of coordinating fabric for the “bows" on the kite string
  • Basic sewing/quilting supplies

DIRECTIONS:

KITE #2
1.
Stitch the twelve 2-1/2"xWOF strips of coordinating fabrics together down the long edges. Press seam allowances to one side.
2. Layer pieced unit, batting and backing. Quilt as desired.
3. Complete kite following directions for the basic kite construction.

KITE #3

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 1/4 yard of six coordinating fabrics
  • One 26"x36" rectangle of batting
  • One 26"x36" rectangle of fabric for backing
  • One 3"xWOF strip of fabric for the main kite string
  • Three 2-1/2"xWOF strips of coordinating fabric for the “bows" on the kite string
  • Basic sewing/quilting supplies

DIRECTIONS:

KITE #3
1.
Cut fifty-four 4-1/2" squares of the six coordinating fabrics.
2. Determine placement of each of the 4-1/2" squares. Stitch six squares together to make a row. Make nine rows. Stitch rows together to make a 24"x36" rectangle.
3. Layer quilt top, batting and backing and quilt as desired.
4. Complete kite following directions for the basic kite construction.

KITE #4

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 3/4 yard of fabric for background
  • 1/8 yard of four coordinating fabrics for small squares
  • 1/8 yard of a coordinating fabric for framing strips
  • One 26"x36" rectangle of batting
  • One 26"x36" rectangle of fabric for backing
  • One 3"xWOF strip of fabric for the main kite string
  • Three 2-1/2"xWOF strips of coordinating fabric for the “bows" on the kite string
  • Basic sewing/quilting supplies

DIRECTIONS:

KITE #4
1.
Cut forty-six 1-1/2" squares from the four coordinating fabrics. Stitch a row of twenty-two squares. Make two rows.
2. Cut two 1"x24-1/2" rectangles for the framing strips. Stitch one to each long edge of the square unit.
3. Cut one 12"x24-1/2" rectangle and one 21"x24" rectangle from the background fabric. Stitch the long sides to each side of the pieced unit.
4. Layer quilt top, batting and backing. Quilt as desired.
5. Complete kite following directions for the basic kite construction.

KITE #5

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • One 24"x34" rectangle of fabric for background
  • 1/4 yard of five coordinating fabrics for circles
  • Optional: One pkg. Lite Steam-A-Seam 2
  • Basic sewing/quilting supplies

DIRECTIONS:

KITE #5
1.
Cut out five 5" circles, five 3" circles and five 2" circles from the coordinating fabrics. Applique to background rectangle.
2. Layer quilt top, batting and backing. Quilt as desired.
3. Complete kite following directions for the basic kite construction.

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