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Baby Quilt Pattern "George the Elephant Having Fun"

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Laying back and squirting water from your nose—what could be a happier moment for a baby elephant! Share George’s joy of life with your little one. This quilt will make you smile every day.

You will also be pleasantly surprised when you see how easy it is to make this quilt. George is a big baby elephant but the pattern comes full size. When you print the pieces to make the George applique they tape together and form the template.

The applique and the quilting are done at the same time. The appliques are sewn with raw edges . These are designed to fray to the sewn edges and give a cozy, folk feel to the quilt. There are no time consuming satin stitches or messy glue paper.

The binding is a shortcut method where the edges are sewn all around and then clipped to fringe.

Every step in this quilt was planned to create the most beautiful quilt possible in the most efficient way possible. There are numbered steps and photographs to guide you. The pattern pieces are full size designed to be printed from standard computer paper. There are 6 pages of instructions and 24 pages of templates.


Project Specifications:

Skill level: beginner
Completed size of quilt: approximately 53x42 inches (134cmx107cm)


Materials:

1 ½ yards (1.37m) fabric for front background of the quilt (I used Michael Miller’s Backyard Baby fabric)
1 ½ yards (1.37m) fabric for the back of the quilt (I used solid orange cotton flannel)
1 piece batting 1 ½ yards (1.37m) x 45 inches (114cm) or a crib size batting (I like Warm and Natural 100% cotton batting)
1 piece 27x 31 inches (68x78cm) orange fabric for water spouts background
1 piece 27x 31 inches ( 68x78cm) blue print fabric for water spout foreground and wave details
¾ yard (69cm) dark gray fabric for George’s background fabric and front legs, ear and eye
¾ yard (69cm) medium or light gray fabric for George’s foreground fabric
10 inches (25cm) x width of fabric blue fabric for water waves
Darning foot or free motion foot accessory for your sewing machine (optional but very useful)


This pattern includes complete easy to follow numbered step by step directions. There are full size printable patterns for the block appliques. The pattern is written with metric units in parenthesis. If you have any questions or concerns about the pattern please contact me at jhaneymdquilter [!at] gmail.com.


************************************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.
Laying back and squirting water from your nose—what could be a happier moment for a baby elephant! Share George’s joy of life with your little one. This quilt will make you smile every day.

You will also be pleasantly surprised when you see how easy it is to make this quilt. George is a big baby elephant but the pattern comes full size. When you print the pieces to make the George applique they tape together and form the template.

The applique and the quilting are done at the same time. The appliques are sewn with raw edges . These are designed to fray to the sewn edges and give a cozy, folk feel to the quilt. There are no time consuming satin stitches or messy glue paper.

The binding is a shortcut method where the edges are sewn all around and then clipped to fringe.

Every step in this quilt was planned to create the most beautiful quilt possible in the most efficient way possible. There are numbered steps and photographs to guide you. The pattern pieces are full size designed to be printed from standard computer paper. There are 6 pages of instructions and 24 pages of templates.


Project Specifications:

Skill level: beginner
Completed size of quilt: approximately 53x42 inches (134cmx107cm)


Materials:

1 ½ yards (1.37m) fabric for front background of the quilt (I used Michael Miller’s Backyard Baby fabric)
1 ½ yards (1.37m) fabric for the back of the quilt (I used solid orange cotton flannel)
1 piece batting 1 ½ yards (1.37m) x 45 inches (114cm) or a crib size batting (I like Warm and Natural 100% cotton batting)
1 piece 27x 31 inches (68x78cm) orange fabric for water spouts background
1 piece 27x 31 inches ( 68x78cm) blue print fabric for water spout foreground and wave details
¾ yard (69cm) dark gray fabric for George’s background fabric and front legs, ear and eye
¾ yard (69cm) medium or light gray fabric for George’s foreground fabric
10 inches (25cm) x width of fabric blue fabric for water waves
Darning foot or free motion foot accessory for your sewing machine (optional but very useful)


This pattern includes complete easy to follow numbered step by step directions. There are full size printable patterns for the block appliques. The pattern is written with metric units in parenthesis. If you have any questions or concerns about the pattern please contact me at jhaneymdquilter [!at] gmail.com.


************************************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.

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5 out of 5 stars
Mar 29, 2018
I love this pattern . I can’t wait to start it
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