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Child's Quilt Pattern, "Little Handstand Bear"

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Little red bear is so happy he can’t stand still; he has to do a handstand! Keeping him company on this wee small quilt is his favorite climbing tree, his warm playhouse, and his best kite. Each picture has a background and is centered on a large block. The pattern uses raw edge applique which frays when washed. This results in a rustic, folk look to the quilt.

The blocks are quilted at the same time the appliques are sewn so when the quilt top is sewn the whole quilt is done except for the binding. The finished size is 35x40 inches (89x 102 cm), perfect to cuddle a baby or lay on the floor for playtime.

Every step in this quilt was planned to create the most beautiful quilt possible in the most efficient way possible.



Project Specifications:

Skill level: beginner , advanced beginner
Techniques used: frayed- edge applique, free-motion quilting (optional)
Completed size of quilt: approximately 35x40 inches (89x 102 cm)



Materials:

2 fat quarters (18x21 inch pieces, 45x53cm) for 4 smaller background rectangles
4 fat quarters (18x21 inch pieces, 45x53cm) in different colors for 4 large backgrounds fabric
1 and 3/8 yard ( 127cm) fabric for backing which will also be used as the binding
1 and 3/8 yard (127cm) x 44 inch (112cm) batting ( or you can use a crib size batting)
Assorted small cotton fabric pieces of red, 2 blues, brown, yellow, orange, multicolor, green, black, red print for the appliques. I used a brushed cotton flannel to add texture.
Sharp point permanent marker in black for bear and cat detail.



This pattern includes complete easy to follow numbered step by step directions with 10 photos. There are full size printable patterns for each of the 4 squares. The pattern is written with metric units in parenthesis. If you have any questions or concerns about the pattern please contact me at Etsy.


************************************FAQS******************************************************


HOW DOES A PDF PATTERN WORK?

A PDF pattern (also called e-book or tutorial) is simply a pattern that you can view and print from your home computer. No special printer required - prints on regular copy paper. Please note that full size pattern pieces are made by taping regular copy paper together at specified points. PDF patterns are great because you can save them to your computer and reuse them anytime. No more lost or worn out pattern pieces.

PDF's can be opened and viewed from Adobe Reader which you may already have on your computer. If not, go to adobe.com for a free download.

-CAN I SELL ITEMS MADE FROM YOUR PATTERNS?

Yes! You are welcome to sell finished items handmade by you locally and online (such as Etsy). Please mention where the pattern came from ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/marylandquilter?ref=si_shop) in your listing. The pattern itself is copyrighted and can only be used by the purchaser and copied for their use. In other words, do not sell or share the pattern.

-WHAT IS FREE-MOTION QUILTING?

Free motion quilting is so much fun and easy with a little practice. You replace the straight stitch foot on any standard sewing machine with a darning or quilting foot.( It has a round circle opening or is sometimes an open half-circle) Then lower the feed dogs (The tread under the foot). Lowering the feed dogs allows you to move the fabric in all directions as you sew. By having the freedom to move the fabric you can make tight turns as you sew-- even sew your name in cursive! In many of my patterns free-motion quilting and attaching the appliques happens at the same time, saving time and giving a beautiful pattern on the back of the quilt.

Have any questions? Contact me I'll be happy to answer them.
Little red bear is so happy he can’t stand still; he has to do a handstand! Keeping him company on this wee small quilt is his favorite climbing tree, his warm playhouse, and his best kite. Each picture has a background and is centered on a large block. The pattern uses raw edge applique which frays when washed. This results in a rustic, folk look to the quilt.

The blocks are quilted at the same time the appliques are sewn so when the quilt top is sewn the whole quilt is done except for the binding. The finished size is 35x40 inches (89x 102 cm), perfect to cuddle a baby or lay on the floor for playtime.

Every step in this quilt was planned to create the most beautiful quilt possible in the most efficient way possible.



Project Specifications:

Skill level: beginner , advanced beginner
Techniques used: frayed- edge applique, free-motion quilting (optional)
Completed size of quilt: approximately 35x40 inches (89x 102 cm)



Materials:

2 fat quarters (18x21 inch pieces, 45x53cm) for 4 smaller background rectangles
4 fat quarters (18x21 inch pieces, 45x53cm) in different colors for 4 large backgrounds fabric
1 and 3/8 yard ( 127cm) fabric for backing which will also be used as the binding
1 and 3/8 yard (127cm) x 44 inch (112cm) batting ( or you can use a crib size batting)
Assorted small cotton fabric pieces of red, 2 blues, brown, yellow, orange, multicolor, green, black, red print for the appliques. I used a brushed cotton flannel to add texture.
Sharp point permanent marker in black for bear and cat detail.



This pattern includes complete easy to follow numbered step by step directions with 10 photos. There are full size printable patterns for each of the 4 squares. The pattern is written with metric units in parenthesis. If you have any questions or concerns about the pattern please contact me at Etsy.


************************************FAQS******************************************************


HOW DOES A PDF PATTERN WORK?

A PDF pattern (also called e-book or tutorial) is simply a pattern that you can view and print from your home computer. No special printer required - prints on regular copy paper. Please note that full size pattern pieces are made by taping regular copy paper together at specified points. PDF patterns are great because you can save them to your computer and reuse them anytime. No more lost or worn out pattern pieces.

PDF's can be opened and viewed from Adobe Reader which you may already have on your computer. If not, go to adobe.com for a free download.

-CAN I SELL ITEMS MADE FROM YOUR PATTERNS?

Yes! You are welcome to sell finished items handmade by you locally and online (such as Etsy). Please mention where the pattern came from ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/marylandquilter?ref=si_shop) in your listing. The pattern itself is copyrighted and can only be used by the purchaser and copied for their use. In other words, do not sell or share the pattern.

-WHAT IS FREE-MOTION QUILTING?

Free motion quilting is so much fun and easy with a little practice. You replace the straight stitch foot on any standard sewing machine with a darning or quilting foot.( It has a round circle opening or is sometimes an open half-circle) Then lower the feed dogs (The tread under the foot). Lowering the feed dogs allows you to move the fabric in all directions as you sew. By having the freedom to move the fabric you can make tight turns as you sew-- even sew your name in cursive! In many of my patterns free-motion quilting and attaching the appliques happens at the same time, saving time and giving a beautiful pattern on the back of the quilt.

Have any questions? Contact me I'll be happy to answer them.

Reviews

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Reviewed by Mary Kay Stahley
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 29, 2018
I love this pattern . I can’t wait to start it
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Reviewed by Liz Clare
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 19, 2018
The personalization on the quilt gave it an even more special touch. Very well done - my sister was surprised and loved it. Would highly recommend.
Personalization for a Baby Blanket or Quilt

Reviewed by Liz Clare
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 19, 2018
This lap quilt is lovely. I gave it to my sister for Christmas and she said it made her feel very cared for. Very well made and great shipping!
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Reviewed by Terry Mark
5 out of 5 stars
Oct 20, 2017
Thanks again. Love your blankets.
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