I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial: Crayon Quilt

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I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial: Crayon Quilt

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Do you have a fabric stash and a few hours to spend with your little sewing partner? If your answer is “YES!”, then this easy quilting project is for you. FREE! I Sew For Fun Crayon Quilt Tutorial by Nancy Zieman.

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Crayon Quilt Sewing Tutorial

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This “colorful” quilt is perfect to make for back to school. It will be a future “Crayons to College” keepsake.

 

Approximate Finished Block Size: 6″x 23 3/4″

Approximate Unfinished Block Size: 6-1/4″ x 24-1/4″

Approximate Quilt Finished Size: 28-1/2″ x 40-1/2″

Binding technique: 2″ wide self-binding

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Supplies Needed:

1/4 yd. Fabrics A–F—crayons

1/8 yd. Fabrics G–L—crayon bands

1-1/2 yd. Fabric M—background, border, backing with 2″ self-binding

29″ x 41″ batting

Optional: I Sew For Fun Notions:

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Note From Team Nancy

 

 

Let your little kiddo choose their favorite colors for this special quilt. They will enjoy showing it to their friends.

 

Instructions:

Please read all instructions before beginning. Use the width of the presser foot as the depth of the seam allowances.

1. Prepare and cut fabrics.

-Cut one 6-1/2″ crosswise strip of Fabrics A­–F. Subcut each strip to yield a 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangle, a 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangle and a 6-1/2″ x 14-1/2″ rectangle.

-Cut one 2-1/2″ crosswise strip of Fabrics G–L. Subcut two 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangles.

-Cut two 3-1/2″ crosswise strips of Fabric M. Subcut twelve 3-1/2″ squares. Set aside remaining fabric for backing.

2. Arrange and stitch crayon block components.

Note From Team Nancy     Arranging the crayon pieces is like doing a puzzle together.

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  • Create crayon point:

-Mark diagonal stitching lines on two 3-1/2″ squares, using an erasable fabric marking pen or pencil.

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-Place a square on the 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangle, right sides together, aligning upper and right cut edges.

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-Stitch along marked line. Trim to a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seam flat, then press seam toward background fabric.

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-Repeat with remaining square on the 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangle, right sides together, aligning upper and left cut edges. Stitch along marked line; trim to a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seam flat, then press seam toward background fabric.

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  • Assemble crayon:
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-Place 2-1/2″ strip for crayon end and crayon band right sides together, aligning 6-1/2″ edges.

-Stitch. Press seam flat, then toward crayon.

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-Place stitched portion of block on crayon body, right sides together, aligning 6-1/2″ edges.

-Stitch. Press seam flat, then toward crayon.

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-Place stitched portion of block to remaining crayon band right sides together, aligning 6-1/2″ edges.

-Stitch. Press seam flat, then toward crayon.

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-Place stitched portion of crayon on crayon point, right sides together, aligning 6-1/2″ edges.

-Stitch. Press seam flat, then toward crayon. Block measures approximately 6-1/2″ x 24-1/2″.

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  • Repeat steps and complete remaining five crayon blocks in the same manner.

3. Arrange and assemble quilt top.

  • Arrange four crayon blocks side as pictured below:

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  • Place crayon block 2 on top of crayon block 1, right sides together, aligning long edges. Stitch.
  • Place crayon block 4 on top of crayon block 3, right sides together, aligning long edges. Stitch.

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  • Press seams flat, then to one side.
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  • Place crayon blocks 3 and 4 on top of crayon blocks 1 and 2, right sides together, aligning long edges. Pin. Stitch.

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  • Press seams flat, then to one side.
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  • Place a crayon block across the upper edge of the four pieced crayons, right sides together, aligning long edges. Pin. Stitch.

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  • Press seam flat, then to one side.

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  • Place a crayon block across the lower edge of the four pieced crayons, right sides together, aligning long edges. Pin. Stitch.
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4. Finish quilt by adding borders, layering, quilting, and binding.

 

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23 Comments

  • Linda
    September 7, 2019

    This looks like a great next project – my granddaughters and I had a blast picking out fabrics and sewing the art caddy (one for each granddaughter). I think they’re hooked on sewing!

  • Bev Bolduc Aldridge
    September 7, 2019

    I have no little hands to share/teach, however the small quilt is perfect size to add to shoebox for Samaritan’s Purse out reach and the 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge would help me tremendously in all my quilt making projects. Many thanks to team Nancy Zieman.

  • Shelly Gabler
    September 7, 2019

    The crayon quilt. It will be a great way for him to bring out his creative side picking out the materials and putting them together.

  • Dixie
    September 7, 2019

    I plan to make the crayon quilt with my granddaughter. She will enjoy picking the fabric from my stash.

  • Teri
    September 7, 2019

    My grandson and I are planning a special quilt.

  • Ann West
    September 7, 2019

    The crayon quilt looks so cute. My three year old granddaughter will love helping me make it for her. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  • Janet
    September 7, 2019

    My grand daughter and I are planning on making a pieced quilt pillow top that she is designing on gragh paper. Should be fun.

  • Lorraine Alves
    September 7, 2019

    Crayon quilts would be wonderful for the daycare center across the street from the senior center. Making these quilts would be a wonderful project for our senior center quilting group.

  • Dorothy Vesperman
    September 7, 2019

    My sweet 9 year old neighbor girl just got a sewing machine. She wants to make a fun pillow case with me! I can’t wait! Love her dearly!!!

  • Hannah W
    September 7, 2019

    What a fun crayon quilt! My daughter and I are still in the midst of her doll quilt project. She also has a needlepoint project going…

  • diane c
    September 7, 2019

    Can’t wait until my granddaughter is old enough to sew with me! She is only 9 months old now! Then we will make whatever she wants!!!

  • Ruth L Assaid
    September 7, 2019

    I am teaching 4 of my granddaughters to sew and have taught the two older granddaughters to sew/quilt. That’s 6 granddaughters in all! They love to sew with MeMe. We have made doll quilts, pillowcases, pillows, etc. and will continue to make these things. They love it.

  • Susan
    September 7, 2019

    My seven year old grandson is interested in learning basic sewing techniques. He picked out camo fabric to make bedsheets for his first project.

  • Karen Tucker
    September 7, 2019

    I am currently working on Christmas lap quilts for my granddaughters who helped me design the quilt. One of these days (years?) we might actually finish them!!

  • Carolyn T
    September 8, 2019

    We will have fun measuring and remeasuring the fabric before cutting out their pillowcases!

  • Susan L.
    September 8, 2019

    I would love to make this Crayon Quilt with my granddaughters!

  • Barb K
    September 8, 2019

    We have a “Simple Squares” quilt started in bright prints!

  • Suzy C
    September 8, 2019

    I will be sewing doll clothes to give as Christmas gifts for my nieces.

  • Chris
    September 8, 2019

    Though we only get to see our grandchildren 3 or 4 times a year, during our last visit our 8 year granddaughter soooooo loved making pillowcases with me for her and her younger brother! This time she would like to make a holiday pillow for her bed. I can’t wait…

  • Jan
    September 9, 2019

    Grandson and I will probably be doing a pillowcase.

  • Joyce
    September 9, 2019

    The crayon quilt for sure!

  • Cindy K
    September 9, 2019

    My granddaughter and I have a string quilt we have been working on-on and off for about a year now

  • Susan
    September 10, 2019

    My granddaughter selects an applique design and then we make a pattern from it. Fabric is selected & then a creation is born through a pillowcase or little handbag!

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