Today I’m sharing how to make a Butterfly Quilt.
I’ve made several of them and a ton of people have ask me how I made it … so I decided to film the video.
Here’s some details:
- Butterfly Quilt measures 68 x 70.
- Quilt is 7 Blocks across and 8 Blocks Down … for a total of 56 Blocks.
- I used two Layer Cakes – Layer Cakes are Pre-cut fabric squares that measure 10 x 10 … you get 40 in a pack (you need a total of 56 for this quilt).
- I used two Charm Packs – Charm Packs are 5″ Square of fabric (Butterfly fabric … only cut out 56).
- This quilt needs 4-3/4 yards of backing fabric &1/2 yard of binding fabric.
- AccuQuilt Cutting System with Critters Die (Butterfly)
- Once my quilt top is finished I take it along with my backing fabric and binding fabric to a longarm quilter.
The picture below is the Quilt Top I made during the filming of the video. I’ll be taking it to my longarm quilter later this week.
The Verna Charm Packs came from my stash of fabric (not sure how long I’ve had them).
Here’s a close up picture of the Raw Edges Butterfly (after the quilt has been taken to long arm quilter and then washed).
Click here to see my Quilts made with the Stampin’ Up! Flower Die and Scallop Square Die (both are retired) using the Big Shot Die Cut Machine.
Click here to see my 80 Block Quilt.
You are welcome to use yards of fabric … I use Pre-Cut Fabric to eliminate stress on my shoulder and neck. To figure out how much fabric is needed …. you will need to determine how many 10″ blocks you can get out of a yard of fabric. As for the butterflies …. eight fat quarters is plenty (depends on size of fat quarter …. some places cut them smaller than others).
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