Wish You Were Here - Free Quilt Tutorial with Cricut Maker

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Hey Everyone,

I am back with a new Cricut Sewing Project. You all know I love my Cricut Maker and it's handy dandy rotary blade. I have always wanted to make a Hawaiian applique quilt but the thought of cutting out that applique gave me the chills. My Cricut Maker made it so easy I was able to finish this quilt top in just a few hours.

The designs scallops reminded me of postage stamps so I called it Wish You Were Here, like a postcard from Hawaii :)

I picked a Quilt Kit From Cricut's Designer Fabric to make the quilt. Here it is with my handy dandy maker.
Here is the maker cutting out one of the applique pieces.

I never get tired of watching the magic happen.

Wish You Were Here Quilt

42" Square

Find the cutting file on Cricut's Design Space here.

9 - 10 ½” squares background for blocks (yellow and grey)
9 - 10 ½” squares for applique cutting (yellow and grey)
16 – 3 ½” squares sashing cornerstones (grey)
24 – 3 ½” by 10 ½” rectangles sashing (white)
Binding and Backing

1. Apply your applique squares to your cutting mat for your Cricut with the right side of the fabric down.  Use the design located here to cut your applique pieces.

2. Remove the waste pieces from your mat leaving the applique piece still attached to your mat. Apply Elmer’s Washable school glue to the back side of your applique. Here is a live video I did on Facebook of this part of the process if you want to watch.

3. Carefully remove your applique from the mat to keep the fraying to a minimum. And apply the applique to a background square. Do each block one at a time so that the glue doesn’t have time to dry completely before you apply the applique to the background.

4. You can help to set it by using an iron and pressing for a few seconds. The glue will not hold the applique on permanently, but it will make it easier for you to move the applique blocks to your machine and temporarily hold it while you machine applique the pieces down. I use my Easypress2 to press it I like the even coverage of the totally flat pressing plate.

5. Machine applique with a matching thread and either a blanket stitch (mine is shown, number 7) or a zig zag stitch. Here is a video about raw edge applique:

6. Sew 4 rows of cornerstones and sashing together in the order shown. Press toward the cornerstones.

7. Sew 3 rows of blocks and sashing together in the order shown. Press toward the blocks.

8. Sew the sashing rows and the block rows together to form the quilt.

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