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In no time, you can create an interactive quilt using a playful mix of prints that reflect a few of your child’s favorite things. To enhance the illusion that the novelty prints are actually being magnified, carefully match their background color to that of the appliqué foundations.


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Cut Fabrics

To make the best use of your fabrics, cut pieces in the following order. Cut sashing strips lengthwise (parallel to the selvage). (Download project pdf for appliqué patterns.)

To use fusible web for appliquéing, complete the following steps.

1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns A and B. Use a pencil to trace each pattern 16 times, leaving 1/2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1/4" outside the traced lines.

2. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, press fusible-web shapes onto backs of designated fabrics; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines and peel off paper backings.

From each mottled lime green, teal, red, and blue piece, cut:
4—8-1/2x11-1/2" rectangles

From each novelty print square, cut:
1 of Pattern A

From mottled black, cut:
12 of Pattern B

From mottled gray, cut:
4 of Pattern B

From bug stripe print, cut:
2—8x44-1/2" sashing strips
3—6-1/2x44-1/2" sashing strips

From mottled green, cut:

6—2-1/2x42" binding strips {C}