Beep! Beep! Cars and Trucks Quilt Pattern (digital PDF pattern)

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All kinds of cars and trucks, noisily zooming this way and that on the highway! Use these twelve appliqué patterns to make a quilt, a wall hanging, a T-shirt, a tote bag, pillows – anything you can think of! You can even personalize the quilt using the included alphabet pattern. :-)

The pattern is so much more than just a pattern. It’s really an applique workshop disguised as a pattern. :-) If you know how to use your sewing machine, you can make this cuddly cars and trucks quilt!

There are links to videos teaching you three different applique techniques – needle turn, machine applique, and applique with fusible adhesive – and the pattern includes pieces laid out special to work with printable products. Why not make the most of the fact that it’s a digital pattern and skip the tracing altogether?

I used applique with fusible adhesive and Quilt As You Go to make a super easy quilt – almost all done on the machine. The only handwork was the final step of the binding. That’s my favorite part to do by hand because it gives me some lap time with my new quilt. :-)

There are twelve vehicle applique patterns which you can make into a crib, nap, or twin-sized quilt, plus an alphabet to make all the noisy blocks! It would be fun to personalize the quilt by substituting a block with a child’s name for one of the vehicle sound blocks. :-)

You can also use the applique patterns on their own to embellish T-shirts, make tote bags, pillows and more. See this post for even more ideas.

You can even shrink them down to use as embroidery patterns. :-)

What You Get
* A digital pattern delivered instantly by email
* Twelve fun vehicle applique patterns, plus an alphabet – full size so there’s no enlarging needed
* Reversed and exploded applique patterns for use with freezer paper or fusible adhesive. Every piece is labeled so it’s easy to assemble after you’ve cut it all apart. It works great with printable freezer paper sheets or printable fusible adhesive sheets. No tracing!
* Detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing it right
* Links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project. It’s a workshop disguised as a pattern! The main instructions are for applique with fusible adhesive, but the pattern also has instructions and pattern pieces for any applique technique.
* Detailed cutting instructions for crib, nap and twin sized quilts.
* Instructions for assembling the quilt – layering, basting, quilting and binding – with links to videos for all of them – including links to Quilt As You Go videos.

What You Need

Crib Size (50″ square)
* 2 1/8 yards of a variety of background fabrics
* a variety of prints in animal colors (get at least 4 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
* 2 1/2 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 1 1/2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
* 1/2 yard binding fabric

Napping Size (50″ x 60″)
* 2 1/2 yards of a variety of background fabrics
* a variety of prints in animal colors (get at least 8 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
* 4 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
* 1/2 yard binding fabric

Twin Size (70″ x 90″)
* 4 5/8 yards of a variety of background fabrics
* a variety of prints in animal colors (get at least 16 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
* 5 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 4 yards Cuddle Fleece)
* 5/8 yard binding fabric

Other Materials
* batting (I love Warm & Natural 100% cotton batting)
* freezer paper (for machine applique technique)
* fusible adhesive (if using applique with fusible adhesive technique)

Difficulty
I designed this quilt to teach applique – so it’s great for beginners, and a fun and relaxing project for more experienced stitchers.

If you can use your sewing machine, you have the skills you need to make this quilt.



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