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Kids' Strippy Quilt

For a quick-and-easy quilt, utilize prints, panels, and border prints from The Very Hungry Caterpillar collection by Eric Carle for Andover Fabrics. Use the large-scale prints to fill big areas, fussy-cutting the prints to highlight graphic images.

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Assemble Checkerboard Units


1. Referring to Diagram 1, lay out eight teal print 2-1/2" squares and eight white caterpillar print 2-1/2" squares in four rows.

2. Sew together squares in each row. Press seams toward teal print squares. TIP: When you’re sewing many squares together, save time by chain-piecing. To chain-piece, machine-sew pairs of squares together one after the other without lifting the presser foot or clipping threads between pairs (Diagram 2).

3. Join rows to make a teal-and-white checkerboard unit. The unit should be 8-1/2" square including seam allowances.

4. Using 12 orange print 2-1/2" squares and 12 white
caterpillar print 2-1/2" squares, repeat steps 1 through 3 to make an orange-and-white checkerboard unit (Diagram 3). The unit should be 12-1/2x8-1/2" including seam allowances.

5. Using 18 purple print 2-1/2" squares and 18 white caterpillar print 2-1/2" squares, repeat steps 1 through 3 to make a purple-and-white checkerboard unit (see upper left-hand rectangle in Quilt Assembly Diagram). The unit should be 18-1/2x8-1/2" including seam allowances.

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