These happy quilts go together quickly using strip piecing and fusible thread appliqué.

Save even more time by cutting the leaves and flowers from a pre-printed fabric.*

The pattern includes complete instructions for two sizes:

  • A 62" x 86" twin-sized comforter

  • A 46" x 62" lap quilt

Both quilts are suitable for hand or machine appliqué — even raw edge appliqué — but are easiest to accomplish with appliqué using fusible thread.

Complete directions for this technique are included in the pattern instructions.


Why use this method?

  • It's fast and fun!

  • Your pieces are fused in place, but just along the very outer edge, so you get the ease of fusible appliqué without the stiffness or flatness that often results when using traditional fusible products.

  • Once fused, the appliqué shapes stay firmly in place as you stitch around their raw edges with a decorative stitch. No pins needed. And, no shifting or moving — or puckers at the end. Sweet!

  • After completing the stitching around the edges, you can trim away the extra layers beneath the appliqué shapes.

Techniques used include appliqué (by hand or machine), machine piecing, and quilting.

*Note:  The 46" x 83" lap quilt shown was made using Petal Pushers flower panel (#22000) by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda.  I just sewed the fusible thread around the shapes printed on the fabric, then cut them out and fused them in place.  Super easy and fun!

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Sow Smiles, Grow Giggles

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