It's always fun to combine a project with two of my favorite things...ThermOWeb and Crafter's Edge. I love ThermOWeb's iron-on adhesive, Heat n Bond Lite, Iron-on Adhesive, for applique, and Crafter's Edge dies make it a breeze to cut out shapes for quilting and applique. It's a win-win for sure!
Heat n Bond Lite, Iron-on Adhesive is so easy to use and peels off easily without having to score the paper. You'll love it! Crafter's Edge dies have no sharp edges that can cut through up to six layers of fabric. It's a bonus that they store flat and don't take up much room.
Unicorns Unite, 48" x 48"
To make this unicorn quilt you'll need a few things:
Thread, batting, sewing machine, rotary cutter
1 1/2 yards - black fabric
1 yard - white fabric
1 yard - blue fabric
1/2 yard - black and white stripes (binding)
Optional: Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive
Crafter's Edge Unicorn Fabric Die, 4" Tumbler Fabric Die, and Crossover II Cutting Machine
Cut 2 – 2 ½” x 32 ½” black, top and bottom Border A
Cut 2 – 1 ½” x 34 ½” blue, left and right Border B
Cut 2 – 1 ½” x 34 ½” blue, top and bottom Border B
Cut 2 – 3 ½” x 34 ½” white, left and right Border C
Cut 2 – 3 ½” x 40 ½” white, top and bottom Border C
Cut 4 – 4 ½” x 40 ½” black, Border D
Cut 4 – 4 ½” x 4 ½” blue, Border D
Cut 6 - 2 ½” x 43" black and white stripes, Binding
With right sides together, sew tumblers together in rows using the different colors as shown in quilt. Press seams in rows in opposite directions. With right sides together, sew rows together as shown in quilt; match seams. Press seams down. Trim off edges of tumblers to make Center Block Tumblers/Unicorns 27 ½” x 28 ½”.
Prepare Crafter's Edge Unicorns: Iron adhesive to wrong side of fabrics; let cool.
Following Crafter’s Edge instructions, place paper side of adhesive facing up on platform*. Cover as directed before running through machine. Run die and fabric through machine. *To reverse the direction of design, place fabric side up before cutting.
Unicorn facing left - place dies on iron-on adhesive side with fabric face down.
Peel off paper liner from the backs of applique pieces. Place applique, adhesive side down, on right side of fabric. Press according to package directions until entire piece is bonded. Let cool.
Using a heatproof applique sheet can help in assembling the design before ironing it to the fabric.
Iron unicorns on Center Block following package directions. Sew around edges of applique using a straight, zig-zag, or blanket stitch.
With right sides together, sew 3” x 28 ½” black strips to left and right of Center Block. Press seams towards borders. With right sides together, sew 2 ½” x 32 ½” black strips to top and bottom of Center Block. Press seams down.
With right sides together, sew 1 ½” x 34 ½” blue strips to left and right of Border A. Press seams towards borders. With right sides together, sew 1 ½” x 34 ½” blue strips to top and bottom of Border A. Press seams down.
With right sides together, sew 3 ½” x 34 ½” white strips to left and right of Border B. Press seams towards borders. With right sides together, sew 3 ½” x 40 ½” white strips to top and bottom of Border B. Press seams down.
With right sides together, sew 4 ½” x 40 ½” black strips to left and right of Border C. Press seams towards borders. With right sides together, sew a 4 ½” x 4 ½” blue square to the ends of remaining 4 ½” x 40 ½” black strips. Press seams towards center. With right sides together, sew strips to top and bottom of Border C. Press seams down.
*Quilt assembly with batting and basting spray
Protect the area where you will be working by placing an old sheet or paper under and around the area you’ll be spraying. Place the batting on work area, smoothing to remove wrinkles. Place the quilt backing, wrong side down, on top of batting. Smooth to remove wrinkles. Having the batting a bit larger than the backing is suggested.
Roll back about six inches of the quilt back to expose some of the batting. Using the basting spray, spray batting from one edge to the other. Carefully lay the wrong side of quilt backing over the sprayed surface of batting. Smooth fabric to ensure it adheres to the sprayed fabric and remove any wrinkles. Roll back the rest of the quilt back to continue spraying and smoothing about six inches at a time until you reach the bottom of the quilt back. Check for creases or folds you might have missed.
Turn backing and batting over to have batting facing up. Lay quilt front, wrong side down, on batting. Make sure quilt front is lined up correctly; smooth out wrinkles. Use the same spray and smooth method as the backing. Trim edges and square-up quilt. Quilt as desired and add binding.
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