Just want to make Row 5 of our 2016 Mystery Row Quilt? Here are the yardage requirements and complete instructions as published in American Patchwork & Quilting October 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 5

  • 3⁄8 yard cream-and-multicolor circle batik (appliqué foundations)
  • 1⁄4 yard multicolor swirl batik (appliqué foundations)
  • 1⁄4 yard green batik (stem and leaf appliqués)
  • Scraps of navy batik, aqua circle batik, and red circle batik (butterfly and circle appliqués)
  • Lightweight fusible web

Finished Row 5 block: 10×6"

Finished Row 5: 6 ×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 5

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-and-multicolor circle batik, cut:

  • 4--6-1⁄2 ×10-1⁄2" rectangles

From multicolor swirl batik, cut:

  • 2--6-1⁄2 ×10-1⁄2" rectangles

From green batik, cut:

  • 1 each of patterns G and G reversed
  • 4 each of patterns K and K reversed

From navy batik, cut:

  • 1 each of patterns H and H reversed
  • 1 each of patterns I and I reversed

From aqua circle batik, cut:

  • 1 each of patterns H and H reversed
  • 1 each of patterns I and I reversed

From red circle batik, cut:

  • 6 of Pattern J

Assemble Row 5

1.    Referring to Appliqué Placement Diagram, sew together two cream-and-multicolor circle batik 6-1⁄2 ×10-1⁄2" rectangles and one multicolor swirl batik 6-1⁄2 ×10-1⁄2" rectangle to make a background strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 6-1⁄2×30-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second background strip.


2.    Referring to Appliqué Placement Diagram, work in alphabetical order to position appliqué shapes G–K on a background strip.

3.    Fuse pieces in place following manufacturer's instructions. Using threads that match appliqués, zigzag-stitch around each piece to make a half row.

4.    Using G reversed and K reversed appliqué shapes, repeat steps 2 and 3 to make a mirror image of first half row.

5.    Join half rows to make Row 5. Press seam in one direction.