Just want to make Row 3 of our 2016 Mystery Row Quilt? Here are the yardage requirements and complete instructions as published in American Patchwork & Quilting June 2016. Fabrics are from the Hometown Girl Batiks collection by Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics.
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Designer: Pat Sloan

Materials for Row 3

  • 5⁄8 yard cream flower batik (background)
  • Scraps of gray batik (stem appliqués) and navy batik (circle appliqués)
  • 1⁄4 yard multicolor swirl batik (flower appliqués)
  • 9×21" piece (fat eighth) red sun batik (flower appliqués)
  • 1⁄8 yard green batik (leaf appliqués)
  • Lightweight fusible web

Finished Row 3 block: 10×9"

Finished Row 3: 9×60"

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut Fabrics for Row 3

Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces. To use fusible web for appliquéing, complete the following steps.

1.    Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1⁄2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1⁄4" outside traced lines.

2.    Following manufacturer's instructions, press each fusible-web shape onto wrong side of designated fabric; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.

From cream flower batik, cut:

  • 6--10×11" rectangles

From gray batik, cut:

  • 3 each of patterns A and A reversed

From multicolor swirl batik, cut:

  • 3 of Pattern B
  • 12 of Pattern E

From red sun batik, cut:

  • 3 of Pattern C

From green batik, cut:

  • 3 each of patterns D and D reversed

From navy batik, cut:

  • 3 of Pattern F

Assemble Row 3

1.    Referring to Appliqué Placement Diagram A, work in alphabetical order to position one each of appliqué shapes A–D on a cream flower batik 10×11" rectangle. Fuse pieces in place following manufacturer's instructions. Using thread that matches each appliqué, zigzag-stitch around each piece. With the design centered, trim block to 10-1⁄2 ×9-1⁄2" including seam allowances to make block A. Repeat to make three A blocks total.


2.    Referring to Appliqué Placement Diagram B, work in alphabetical order to position the following on a remaining cream flower batik 10×11" rectangle: one each of appliqué shapes A reversed, D reversed, and F, and four of appliqué shape E. Fuse, stitch, and trim as before to make block B. Repeat to make three B blocks total.


3.    Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, alternate blocks A and B; join to make Row 3. Press seams in one direction.