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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern - Curious Dream

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

35" Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern

Disclosure/Disclaimer: 
Curious Dream fabrics for the Hand Tied Snuggly were supplied by Windham Fabrics at no cost to mbCD.  All other materials are my own.  In all other respects, this post is for informational purposes only and no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

This is the pattern for an adaptation of my previous Hand Tied Snuggle Quilt pattern.  In this version I'm using 5.5" blocks instead of 6.5" and I've also left off the border, which makes a 35" square finish otherwise the process is identical.  For this version, I'm also using quilting weight cotton instead of flannels - Curious Dream by Angela Pingel of Cut to Pieces for Windham Fabrics.  

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

To make the Hand Tied Snuggly you'll need to follow the instructions for my Minky & Flannel Hand Tied Snuggle Quilt pattern available here.  The original pattern makes a 47" square quilt including borders from (49) 6-1/2" squares.  Changes to the original instructions necessary to make the 35" Curious Dream version are detailed below.


Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt (35" x 35")
Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

Materials
For the quilt top, I've used 21 fabrics from the Curious Dream collection by Angela Pingel for Windham Fabrics and my backing is sherpa cuddle Minky.  The quilt works equally well made from flannel or 100% cotton fabrics and if sherpa cuddle Minky's not your thing you can use batting and a cotton backing instead.

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

Fabrics Requirements
Patchwork Squares - 21 fabrics (flannel or cotton) - 1/4 yd or FQ of each
I've used Curious Dream by Angela Pingel for Windham Fabrics
2-1/4" OR 2-1/2" Binding - 5/8 yd navy 'Alice' text 42435-10 
note: this measurement is exactly right for 2-1/2" binding strips and doesn't allow any cutting excess or shrinkage
Backing - 1 yd sherpa cuddle Minky 
note: this measurement allows only 1" wiggle room
OR 1 yd cotton backing with 1 yd batting

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

Pre-Wash
Pre-washing your fabrics - this is often thought of as optional when using 100% cotton but it is essential if you're using a Minky quilt back.  Your cotton quilt top will have some shrinkage, probably minimal but there will be some. The Minky, however, won't shrink at all when washed so the cotton must also be at its final size (post-shrinkage) before combining the two materials.

I pre-washed the cotton on a gentle wool wash in my front loading machine.  As I was using fat quarters and wanted to keep the fraying to an absolute minimum, I placed the FQs in a zipped mesh laundry lingerie bag.   I also used a Colour Catcher (Shout in the US/Dylon in the UK) as there were some dark blue FQs going in with whites, peach and yellows.

The Colour Catcher did pick up some colour, though not much, but I was glad I'd taken the precaution...

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

...and this is how the FQs looked when they came out of the machine.

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

The fraying wasn't bad at all - there are 21 FQs in that pile and they all kept their shape.  I pressed them dry from wet on the reverse side and, once trimmed, pressed and dry, they looked like new.

Cutting Instructions
You need (49) 5-1/2" squares to make the Curious Dream quilt - here are the fabric code numbers and the number of squares to cut from each fabric.

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

Binding
2-1/4" or 2-1/2" strips of Navy 'Alice' text 42435-10. 
Join the strips to make 150" continuous binding - I've used (9) 2-1/4" strips cut from the fabric length NOT across the width (at right angles to the text direction).  I've blanket stitched with Aurifil 40/2 #2805 Light Turquoise.

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

Backing
Don't cut the Minky backing at this stage, I'll explain why in the main quilt pattern instructions at the point when we're ready to back the quilt.

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

Design Layout
This is the design layout for the quilt top showing the placement of the Windham Curious Dream fabrics.  Note: I've rotated the direction of some of the green/yellow/blue 'line' fabrics 42431-1/2/3. Angela calls that 'line' design Jabberwocky and its colour names are parakeet, dandelion and lagoon.

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

Working With Minky
Notoriously difficult to work with, don't let the Minky backing put you off making this quilt,  follow my 5 Step Guide To A Perfect Minky Quilt Back.


Borders
I haven't included borders in this version of the quilt.

Hand Tying The Quilt
Finally, I've hand tied the quilt with #3 Pearl cotton but in this version, the ties are the centre of each patchwork square rather than at the cross junctions.

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

Hand tying a quilt is super easy too and I'll show you how in this tute.


The Finished Quilt
Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com
Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com
Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com
Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

Sharing Your Makes
If you make a Hand Tied Snuggle Quilt using my pattern I'd love to know.  You can share pics with me via the following links and using hashtags #mbCD and #madebyChrissieD.

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

     


Snuggle Pattern Available In 3 Sizes
  

35" Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern

Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern by madebyChrissieD.com

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Disclosure/Disclaimer: 
Curious Dream fabrics for the Hand Tied Snuggly were supplied by Windham Fabrics at no cost to mbCD.  All other materials are my own.  In all other respects, this post is for informational purposes only and no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.

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13 comments:

  1. I really like the simplicity tied quilt. Thank for the reminder! Great job!

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  2. Love your snuggly quilt! Angela's fabric is adorable!

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  3. This is a perfect gift for friend. Thank you for your detailed instructions.

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  4. This might be just what I need to dip my toe into learning some needle and thread skills :) thank you

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  5. love these and the individuals that live where I work do as well. They are warm and comfy and adds a bit of reassurance
    thanks for sharing
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  6. This is really lovely and with links to all your tutorials you make it sound really do able. I'm thinking about a snuggly lining for my nan's old patchwork bedspread that I shared a few weeks ago, so your hints and tips on this will be invaluable.

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  7. Thanks for your tutorial. I want to use sherpa backing on on of my next quilts.

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  8. Great tutorial...very clear and precise instructions---just the way a good tute should be. I fell in love with these fabrics last week when I first saw them....with 3 grandchildren under the age of 6 the possibilities of using them is endless. I keep thinking up projects I like to use Curious Dream.

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  9. Very pretty quilt and great tutorial (love the reminder to not combine cotton and minky without prewashing the cottom!).

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  10. I love it and the fun colors. Thanks for linking to the #homemattersparty

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