Having four Crafter's Edge Monster dies and three Monkey Boys together at one time made for a really special quilt-making activity. They had so much fun designing monsters for this quilt!
Friday, November 6, 2020
Crafter's Edge Monsters And Monkey Boys
The Monkey Boy's Monster Quilt
42" x 42"
Crafter's Edge Crossover II and dies made it quick and easy to create the quilt. I used four different Monster dies, the 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" Squares die, and the 2 1/2" Strip Cutter for Border A and the binding.
The background for the monsters and the solid color squares were cut out using the Squares 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" die. the square die comes in several sizes, not just one...from 1 1/2" to 7" squares. You can run up to six layers of fabric through the Crossover II.
The Monster Quilt supplies:
Crafter's Edge dies and machine
Batting, thread, and iron
Cut 13 – 6 ½” x 6 ½” monster squares
Cut 13 - monsters and miscellaneous features
Cut 12 – 6 ½” x 6 ½” color squares
Cut 2 – 2 ½” x 30 ½” left and right Border A
Cut 2 – 2 ½” x 34 ½” top and bottom Border A
Cut 2 – 4 ½” x 34 ½” left and right Border B
Cut 2 – 4 ½” x 42 ½” top and bottom Border B
Cut 5 – 2 ½” x 42” binding
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.
I let the boys choose how they wanted to decorate the monsters. They used a heatproof ironing sheet to lay out their designs and then I could easily carry it to the ironing board when they were done creating.
Monkey Baby really loved designing his monsters!
Monkey Boy #5 put a lot of concentration and creativity into designing his monsters.
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. Sew around edges of applique using a straight, zig-zag, or blanket stitch.
With right sides together, sew the rows together by alternating solid blocks with applique blocks as shown in quilt. Press seams to sides. Sew all the rows together as shown in quilt; match seams.
With right sides together, sew 2 ½” x 30 ½” Border A strips to left and right of center blocks. Press seams towards border. With right sides together, sew 2 ½” x 34 ½” Border A strips to top and bottom of center blocks. Press seams down.
With right sides together, sew 4 ½” x 34 ½” Border B strips to left and right of Border A. Press seams towards border. With right sides together, sew 4 ½” x 42 ½” Border B strips to top and bottom of Border A. Press seams down.
Finish quilt using your favorite quilting and binding method.
The boys had a great time helping to make their own quilt with Crafter's Edge Monsters!
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