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Sixteen horses! A quilt to melt any young girl's heart. The techniques used are satin stitching and raw edge applique. With the second technique you create the design of the manes and tails as the flow in the wind. The eyes on the horses are hand sewn on iridescent glass beads to add sparkle to the quilt. Our instructions assume that you know how to run a sewing machine but may not have made a quilt before. We try to answer all your questions in the how-to department before you realize you didn't know how to do something.
We haveHow to Applique videos if you learn visually. Watch our designer, Debora Konchinsky take you through all the steps to make a Critter Pattern Works quilt.
The quilt in the photo measures 36" x 49".
We have made several quilts with this pattern and they all come out with different measurements because the arrangement of the blocks has been different. Should you leave out a block the whole configuration changes. If you make one block twice (reversing the design and using in a different fabric) the whole configuration changes. Also, if you used all the designs in this pattern twice, the quilt could be really big. Combining this pattern with other Critter Pattern Works patterns will vary the size of the finished quilt even more.
How do we combine blocks of different sizes? If you have a long block and a shorter one and you want them to go together, add a strip of fabric in a different value (darker or lighter than the ones around it) to the shorter one. Sew those two fabrics to the longer applique block and square them up on the outside edges. This is now a unit. Make more units. If the units don't fit exactly together, add more strips to make them work together. When all your units sewn together and are big enough to make it the quilt size you desire, add a border and quilt it.
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