Tuesday, May 6, 2014

FREE PATTERN..."PARTY DRESS"


                                                                 "PARTY DRESS"
                                                                         50 X 50
                                                 LEVEL:  CAPPUCCINO (BEGINNER)
                                      Copyright, CHILDREN'S COUTURE BY CAT, 2014
                                Design shown w/ bright Batiks by Hoffman California Fabrics
                                              view fabrics @ www.hoffmanfabrics.com


Hey quilter's...who says a quilt can't be fun & flirty! This design is so sweet & a great gift to make in a weekend. This time of year we are all looking for that unique gift to make for birthday's, graduation gifts (great dorm throw), wedding gifts (enhance design to wedding d├ęcor w/fabrics). Design is created using HST's (half-square triangles) for fast & easy piecing. You can easily enlarge design by adding more HST's or add a couple more borders. Embellish the design by Tatting flowers or make some yoyo's with coordinating fabric. The possibilities are endless so have fun creating your unique gift. Hope you enjoy!

QUILT SIZE: 50 X 50                                          FINISHED BLOCK: 3"
BACKING/BINDING: 3 YARDS.                         BATTING:  58 X 58
NOTE: FABRIC IS CALCULATED FOR EXTRA YARDAGE FOR MACHINE QUILTING.
SEW BLOCKS WITH A 1/4" SEAM.

YARDAGE:
HOT PINK: 1.5 YARDS
TURQUOISE: 3 YARDS (INCLUDES BACKING/BINDING)
ORANGE: 1.5 YARDS
CREME: 1/2 YARD

TOTAL 3" SQUARES: 256
CREME/HOT PINK: 32 (make 16)
HOT PINK/TURQUOISE: 14 (make 7)
TURQUOISE/ORANGE: 30 (make 15)
CREME/ORANGE: 16 (make 8)
HOT PINK/ORANGE: 146 (make 73)
CREME/TURQUOISE: 16 (make 8)
3" HOT PINK: 2 (HEART)

                                      

NOTE: EACH PAIR OF SQUARES MAKES 2 HALF-SQUARE TRIANGLE UNITS
ROTARY CUT FABRIC STRIPS 3 7/8
SUB CUT EACH STRIP INTO 3 7/8 SQUARES
PUT ONE LIGHT AND DARK FABRIC RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER FOR EACH SQUARE.
USE A PENCIL OR PERMANENT MARKER & DRAW A DIAGONAL LINE FROM ONE CORNER TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE LIGHTEST SQUARE.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A 1/4" PRESSER FOOT, DRAW A LINE 1/4" FROM DIAGONAL LINE ON EACH SIDE.
SEW TWO SEAMS 1/4" FROM MARKED CENTER LINE
ROTARY CUT ON MARKED CENTER LINE FORMING TWO HST'S
PRESS SEAMS TOWARD DARKER FABRIC
TIP: DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF HST'S CHAIN PIECING IS RECOMMENDED
REFERRING TO QUILT DESIGN:
SEW HST UNITS TO FORM 16 ROWS
PRESS SEAMS IN ONE DIRECTION
SEW ROWS TOGETHER MATCHING SEAMS TO FORM CENTER DESIGN OF QUILT
PRESS & SQUARE UP QUILT.
1"MITERED BORDERS:
MEASURE QUILT HORIZONTAL/VERTICAL AND ADD 7" PER STRIP LENGTH FOR MITERED BORDERS
CUT STRIPS 1.5 (WIDTH INCLUDES SEAM ALLOWANCE)
CUT 4 TURQUOISE TRIPS TOTAL
CENTER AND PIN YOUR BORDER STRIPS TO SIDE TOP & BOTTOM OF QUILT. STRIPS WILL EXTEND BEYOND QUILT (TAILS). START/STOP 1/4" FROM QUILT CORNERS & BACK STITCHING TO SECURE, SEW STRIPS TO QUILT TOP. PRESS SEAM ALLOWANCE TOWARDS CENTER OF QUILT. FOLD QUILT ON DIAGONAL, RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER. ALIGN BORDER STRIP RAW EDGES & BORDER SEAMS AT 1/4" BACK STITCHED POINT...PIN TOGETHER. ALIGN RULER EDGE WITH FOLD, EXTENDING RULER COMPLETELY ACROSS BORDER. DRAW LINE FORM THE BACK STITCHED POINT TO THE BORDER RAW EDGES. STITCH ON DRAWN LINE, BACK STITCHING AT BOTH ENDS. PRESS SEAM OPEN. WITH QUILT RIGHT SIDE UP, ALIGN 45* RULER ON SEAM LINE TO CHECK FOR ACCURACY. WHEN CORNER IS FLAT & SQUARE, TRIM EXCESS FABRIC TO 1/4" SEAM ALLOWANCE. REPEAT STEPS FOR ALL FOUR CORNERS.
QUILTING AND FINISHING:
LAYER AND BASTE TOGETHER BACKING, BATTING & QUILT TOP.
QUILT AND BIND AS DESIRED. ENJOY!
TIP: IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO ADD THE MITERED BORDERS YOU CAN EMAIL ME & I WILL GIVE YOU INSTRUCTIONS ON ADDING STRAIGHT BORDERS. ALSO, EMAIL ME IF YOU PREFER AN EASY METHOD OF BINDING/ QUILTING YOUR QUILT. ALWAYS GLAD TO HELP!
EMBELLISH DESIGN W/TATTING FLOWERS OR ROSETTES IF DESIRED.
ADVANCED TIP (GRAB A MOCHA LATTE') AND ENLARGE DESIGN WITH ADDITIONAL BORDERS WITH COORDINATING FABRIC (REMEMBER TO ADD ADDITIONAL FABRIC WHEN PURCHASING)
REMEMBER...EMAIL THOSE TIPS IN TO SHARE...ALSO, CHECK OUT WEBSITE TO SEE UPDATES & MONTHLY SPECIALS.

"BLESSED QUILTING FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS"
EMAIL Q'S...cmhdesigns2@yahoo.com
VIEW MORE OF CAT'S DESIGNS GO TO www.perfectgift-fromabove.com
TATTING SUPPLIES: www.tattingcorner.com