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There's No Such Thing as Dragons Quilt Pattern

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There’s No Such Thing As Dragons Quilt uses a really fun technique to make the dragons. Each of the dragons is created by cutting the top two layers of the quilt to reveal the underlying fabric. It’s like when you were a little kid and took lots of different colored crayons and covered a page with color. Then you took the black crayon and covered over the colors. The really fun part was scratching out the black to make a picture from the hidden colors underneath.

Now that we are grownups, we have a fancy name for this process, reverse applique, but the fun is the same. There’s No Such Thing As Dragons Quilt uses 4 layers of fabric. You pin the layers together, mark the dragon pattern, sew and then carefully cut the layers to make the dragons. This is a quilt as you go project so as you sew the dragons you create a stitched copy of the dragon on the back of the quilt.

The applique and the quilting are done at the same time. 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 8 helpful photographs in this pattern.


Project Specifications:

Skill level: beginner
Completed size of quilt: approximately 41 x 34 inches (104 x 87 cm)


Materials:

1 yard (.91m) cotton or cotton flannel for the back of the quilt .
1 yard (.91m) white flannel for the second layer of the quilt.
1 yard (.91m) cotton fabric for the front of the quilt.
4 fat quarters for the third layer of the quilt. This fabric will be exposed to make the dragons. (a fat quarter is a 18x21 inch (46x53cm) piece of fabric)
Darning foot or free motion foot accessory for your sewing machine (optional but very useful)
Pointy small scissors for careful detail cutting


************************************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.
There’s No Such Thing As Dragons Quilt uses a really fun technique to make the dragons. Each of the dragons is created by cutting the top two layers of the quilt to reveal the underlying fabric. It’s like when you were a little kid and took lots of different colored crayons and covered a page with color. Then you took the black crayon and covered over the colors. The really fun part was scratching out the black to make a picture from the hidden colors underneath.

Now that we are grownups, we have a fancy name for this process, reverse applique, but the fun is the same. There’s No Such Thing As Dragons Quilt uses 4 layers of fabric. You pin the layers together, mark the dragon pattern, sew and then carefully cut the layers to make the dragons. This is a quilt as you go project so as you sew the dragons you create a stitched copy of the dragon on the back of the quilt.

The applique and the quilting are done at the same time. 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 8 helpful photographs in this pattern.


Project Specifications:

Skill level: beginner
Completed size of quilt: approximately 41 x 34 inches (104 x 87 cm)


Materials:

1 yard (.91m) cotton or cotton flannel for the back of the quilt .
1 yard (.91m) white flannel for the second layer of the quilt.
1 yard (.91m) cotton fabric for the front of the quilt.
4 fat quarters for the third layer of the quilt. This fabric will be exposed to make the dragons. (a fat quarter is a 18x21 inch (46x53cm) piece of fabric)
Darning foot or free motion foot accessory for your sewing machine (optional but very useful)
Pointy small scissors for careful detail cutting


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

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5 out of 5 stars
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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.
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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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