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Folk Art Primer

The simple-to-stitch wall hanging welcomes quilters who want to try freezer-paper appliqué and paper-piecing techniques. Beginners can enjoy first-time success with this forgiving folk art style. 



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Designer: Karla Menaugh



•    5⁄8 yard solid black (appliqué foundation, border)

•    5×10-1⁄2" piece blue stripe (bird’s body)

•    3×5-1⁄2" piece blue plaid (bird’s wing)

•    15×10" piece green-and-cream small plaid (stems, small leaves)

•    6-1⁄2 ×7-1⁄2" piece green-and-cream large plaid (large leaves)

•    4×13" piece dark pink plaid (berries)

•    1⁄2 yard light pink stripe (berries, border, binding)

•    23×29" backing fabric

•    23×29" batting

•    Freezer paper

•    Fabric glue stick


Finished quilt: 16-1⁄2 ×23"

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.