Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ladybug Garden Quilt and Applique Tutorial

I'm excited to share with you this doll quilt using Doodlebug's Ladybug Garden fabric.  The quilt is made using 4 1/2 inch squares with a 3 inch border on the edges.  I loved the bright colors in this line and couldn't wait to create a garden of my own.  I'm going to tell you how I did the applique, so you can make one for yourself.

First you need to gather your supplies: fabric, wonder under or heat n bond or some other fusible agent, shape for your applique, pencil, scissors and iron.

The first step is to trace your shape onto the paper side of your fusible web.
Next, place your fusible web on the wrong side of the fabric.  Follow the manufacturer's instructions use the iron to fuse the web to the fabric.
Cut out your shape and then peel off the paper backing.
Center your shape onto your 4 1/2" block and again use the manufacturer's instructions to fuse the shape to the fabric.

For this particular quilt you will need 25 squares.  Sew them together in a pleasing pattern, then add a 3" border on two opposite sides.  Quilt and bind and you have your very own Ladybug garden.  This would also make a darling spring table topper, if you don't have a doll who needs a blanket.

Visit Amy Chappell's blog for more inspiration.

BONUS: Be sure to come back around lunchtime to check out another fun Tuesday Tutorial on the blog today!!


  1. I love this so much!! Fun, Fun, Fun!!

  2. The top is so fun and I love the use of all the colors on the backing.

  3. This is adorable! Fantastic colors in this fabric.

  4. This is so pretty--I want one for my room! I love the rainbow striped on the back and how it picks up the colors in the flowers on the front. Pure perfection! :)


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