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Teddy Bear Schoolhouse Quilt for Kids

This charming Teddy Bear-themed wall quilt is perfect for the kids' room. We used darker colors for a Fall and Winter theme, but you could make the same exact quilt with brighter colors for a Summer look.

The finished size of the quilt is about 50" x 60".

The applique designs used on the quilt are from the
Apple Applique Set, Teddy Bear Applique Set, Leaves Applique Set.


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You will need:

  • embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon)
  • light-weight cut-away stabilizer,
  • scraps of cotton fabrics for applique,
  • about 1 yard of neutral fabric for the background and pieced blocks;
  • 1 fat quarter or 1/4 yard of fabric with a small pattern (ours is patterned with tiny apples) for the pieced blocks and sashing;
  • 1 1/2" yard of autumn-themed patterned fabric for the borders;
  • scraps of cotton fabrics for the sashing to match the colors of the border (Choose them after you choose the border fabric. We chose different shades of red and green),
  • 1 yard of fabric for the first border, border corners and binding (ours is navy blue);
  • batting and backing,
  • quilting thread to match the fabrics,
  • quilter's ruler and rotary cutter (or graphic pencil and sharp scissors).

Cutting:

Out of neutral colored fabric/s cut

  • 6 squares measuring 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" and
  • 48 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".
Out of fabric with small pattern cut 68 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Out of red fabrics, cut 16 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2".

Out of green fabrics, cut 16 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2".

Out of blue fabric cut
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 42 1/2,
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 36 1/2" and
  • 4 squares measuring 7 1/2" x 7 1/2".
Out of fabric for the second border cut
  • 2 strips measuring 7 1/2" x 36 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 7 1/2" x 46 1/2".

Assembly:

Note: seam allowance is 1/4". Press each seam after you make it.

Sew 48 neutral colored and 48 patterned squares in 48 pairs.

Teddy Bear Schoolhouse Quilt

Sew the new elements in 24 strips:

Teddy Bear Schoolhouse Quilt

Sew the strips together 4 at a time to get 6 pieced blocks:

Teddy Bear Schoolhouse Quilt

Using the red strips, the neutral squares and the pieced blocks, sew the rows. The first and the third row are sewed in the following order: red strip - neutral square - red strip - pieced block - red strip - neutral square - red strip.

Teddy Bear Schoolhouse Quilt

The second and the fourth rows are sewed in the following order: red strip - pieced block - red strip - neutral square - red strip - pieced block - red square.

Teddy Bear Schoolhouse Quilt

Out of 4 patterned squares and 3 green strips each, sew 5 sashing strips:

Teddy Bear Schoolhouse Quilt

Sew the sashing strips between the rows and to the upper and lower edges of the quilt.

Teddy Bear Schoolhouse Quilt

Sew the blue 42 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the quilt.

Teddy Bear Schoolhouse Quilt

Sew the blue 36 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the quilt.

Teddy Bear Schoolhouse Quilt

Embroidery:

We did the embroidery before we attached the outer border. Decide which design goes in which neutral square and do them one by one.

Borders:

Sew the 7 1/2" x 46 1/2" borders to the left and right edges of the quilt.

Teddy Bear Schoolhouse Quilt

Sew the blue 7 1/2" squares to the ends of the 36 1/2" border strips.

Teddy Bear Schoolhouse Quilt

Sew the borders to the upper and lower edges of the quilt.

Teddy Bear Schoolhouse Quilt

Quilting and Finishing:

Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.

Pin all three layers together with 1" pins and start quilting. We in a free kotion style all over the quilt.

After the quilting is finished, press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.

Finish the raw edges with the binding.

Your quilt is ready. Enjoy! Here are some more close-ups:



Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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