I made my first I Spy quilt as gift for a dear friend who was becoming a grandmother. I’m sure that her little ones will remember the time they spend with Nana learning colors, counting, recognizing animals, foods, sports, music and more.
I have written up an “Instruction Sheet” which speaks to different ways to use the quilt as little ones grow up. (See below)
For you, I’ve made 5” squares to save you the trouble of purchasing loads of fat quarters and cutting them all up, only to use just a little piece of each. It will be easy to make an I Spy quilt when you start with this mix of fun fabrics, even for a beginning sewer. You’ll need to provide the batting, backing and binding fabric, or optionally, sashing or border fabric to finish the quilt.
You choose the number of unique squares that you want to buy - your choices are in the drop down variation list. Seventy two unique 5” squares are enough for a 36” x 40” lap sized quit or tummy time mat. Want a bigger quilt, Buy a larger set of squares or add sashing or borders. If you want to make a quilt with a variety of sizes of squares or special borders, I do have some strips and smaller squares available. Just message me. I've saved pictures of different approaches to these quilts on a Pinterest board I keep: www.pinterest.com/susanatdotcom/i-spy-quilt/ Of course, you could make other things with them, too. ;-)
MATCHING GAME Option: If you want a set of duplicate squares to make a matching game, choose that option in the drop down box. If you want a 75 pack with matching squares, I'll send you 76 or 38 pairs of squares. If you want a 125 pack with of matching squares, I'll send you 126 or 63 pairs of squares.
I will send you a mix of light and dark background fabric filled with a variety of subjects.
Animals, Babies, Birds, Bugs, Destinations, Dinosaurs, Dr. Seuss, Fantasy, First Responders, Fish & Amphibians, Flowers, Fruit & Things to eat, Movie characters, Muppets, Music, Nursery Rhymes, School, Science, Sports, Street signs, Superheros, Transportation, Celebrations, Things to wear, Toys
The current mix of fabrics includes many squares from the "I Spy Fun Stuff" collection by Kanvas Studios for Kanvas Studios. Urban Zoologie from Robert Kaufman, Current liscensed fabrics might include Very Hungry Caterpillar, Dr. Seuss, Muppets, Teenage Mutant Ninla Turtles, Marvel Superheros, Finding Nemo, Disney or others.
All fabrics are 100% cotton.
**Please note: you are not guaranteed to receive the exact fabrics as shown in the photo. This is an example of the variety you might see in a typical I Spy 5" Pre-Cut Bundle** The pictures show you what tickles me and what I buy.
CUSTOMIZATION - If you want some specific fabric(s), please message me and I will try to include it in the pack for you!
Level 1 - Find things in the quilt. *Specific Animals *Baby things *Specific Birds or color of bird *Bugs *Celebrations *Dental care items *Dinosaurs *Dr. Seuss characters *Fantasy characters or items *First Responder tools and equipment *Specific Fish & Amphibians *Flowers *Fruit & Things to eat *Hand tools *Money *Musical things *Nursery Rhymes *School *Shapes *Science *Shapes *Sports *Street signs *Superhero sayings *Teapot *Transportation *Things to wear *Toys
Level 2 – Find things in the quilt that go together Examples: Police car and Policeman’s hat Caterpillar turns into a butterfly Airplane and a destination Characters from a story you know Different kinds of fish Musical instrument and the music that is played Etc.
Level 3 – Find things in the quilt start with the same letter Examples: Bird and Ball Dog and Dish Toothbrush and Triangle Etc.
Level 4 – Find things in the quilt that rhyme Examples: Hat and Cat Dot and Frog Sign and Line Etc.
Level 5 - Make up a story using multiple squares from the quilt Example: Once upon a time, we went on an airplane to Washington DC. In Washington, we went to the national zoo and saw an elephant, a tiger and zebra. When I go to school I will have to ride a bus. In class, I’ll learn about numbers and will color pictures with my crayons and the teacher will read the story of the Cat in the Hat. In my dream, I saw a dinosaur who came to a castle and met a horse eating an apple. Etc.
Level 4 - Toss a few pennies on a the quilt and make up a story based on the squares where the pennies have landed.
Wonderful pack! I am so thrilled with it! Seller shipped immediately and even included a special extra. Very pleased. Would purchase again!
6 days ago by Sabrina Koogler
cute selection of I SPY squares --fast shipping!
Apr 4, 2018 by swimmom23325
Perfect! Thank you so much.
Apr 2, 2018 by Jill Kruidenier
Very fast shipping! The variety of the squares is great!
Mar 21, 2018 by Kate Harrell
The charm pack is just what I needed and expected. When my purchase appeared to be lost in the mail, Susan immediately sent another to be sure I did not have to wait while searching for the missing package. She said in contact with me throughout and I felt very taken care of. Customer service is sorely lacking in today's society but it still reigns with Susan and HumBug Bags and More!!
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