This is a digital file
Every little girl dreams of her very own castle in an enchanted forest. She would be the princess with a golden crown and magic wand standing behind a parapet. The drawbridge would lower at her command to allow Prince Charming to cross and visit with her. Her kingdom is at peace, the sun is always shining and a light breeze is waving the castle’s flags.
You can capture this dream on fabric with Princess Evelyn’s Castle Quilt. Quilt- as –you- go techniques make this magical quilt fast and simple. This little quilt is a wholecloth quilt, which means that you cut the front, back and batting all the same size as the finished quilt. The applique pieces are sewn with the fabric edges raw, exposed. It is designed to fray to the stitches, giving a textured, folk look to the quilt. The applique and the quilting are done at the same time. The binding is a shortcut method where the back of the quilt is brought to the front and handsewn.
Every step in this quilt was planned to create the most beautiful quilt possible in the most efficient way possible. There are numbered steps and photographs to guide you. The pattern pieces are full size designed to be printed from standard computer paper. There are over 30 applique pieces in this quilt.
Skill level: beginner
Completed size of quilt: approximately 42x 35 inches (106cmx89cm)
1 yard (.91m) fabric for front of quilt (I used Free Spirit fabrics Pretty Little Things by Dena)
1 yard and 11 inches (119 cm) solid fabric for the back
1 piece 42x 35 inches (106cmx89cm) batting ( I used Warm and Natural cotton batting) for the inside layer
Assorted small pieces fabric for the appliques in pinks, purples, greens, browns, yellows, blues, white, a print for the castle flags.
Fine tip permanent marker for eyes and mouth of Princess Evelyn
Darning foot or free motion foot accessory for your sewing machine (optional)
HOW DOES A PDF PATTERN WORK?
A PDF pattern (also called e-book or tutorial) is simply a pattern that you can view and print from your home computer. No special printer required - prints on regular copy paper. Please note that full size pattern pieces are made by taping regular copy paper together at specified points. PDF patterns are great because you can save them to your computer and reuse them anytime. No more lost or worn out pattern pieces.
PDF's can be opened and viewed from Adobe Reader which you may already have on your computer. If not, go to adobe.com for a free download.
-CAN I SELL ITEMS MADE FROM YOUR PATTERNS?
Yes! You are welcome to sell finished items handmade by you locally and online (such as Etsy). Please mention where the pattern came from ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/marylandquilter?ref=si_shop) in your listing. The pattern itself is copyrighted and can only be used by the purchaser and copied for their use. In other words, do not sell or share the pattern.
-WHAT IS FREE-MOTION QUILTING?
Free motion quilting is so much fun and easy with a little practice. You replace the straight stitch foot on any standard sewing machine with a darning or quilting foot.( It has a round circle opening or is sometimes an open half-circle) Then lower the feed dogs (The tread under the foot). Lowering the feed dogs allows you to move the fabric in all directions as you sew. By having the freedom to move the fabric you can make tight turns as you sew-- even sew your name in cursive! In many of my patterns free-motion quilting and attaching the appliques happens at the same time, saving time and giving a beautiful pattern on the back of the quilt.
Have any questions? Contact me I'll be happy to answer them.
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