How to sew clamshell quilts with animal detailsSee more from Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine
Stop everything! We've found your next patchwork project and it is a LOT of fun! Paper piecing scallops is our new favourite thing to do and we think you should join us for some super soothing fun with paper piecing and appliqué.
Part 2: How to sew a bulldog mini quilt
You will need:
- Background fabric 101⁄2in x 14in
- Fabric to cover twenty-one (21) scallops + scraps for bulldog features
- Fusible web for applique features
- Embroidery thread for eyes
- Batting 12in x 16in
- Backing fabric 12in x 16in
- Binding 21/2in x 70in
- Twenty-one (21) 31⁄2in scallop templates
10in x 14in approx
Part 2: How to make a mini scalloped EPP animals quilt
Follow steps 1–5 above to cover eighteen 31⁄2in scallops with print fabrics.
Make three Bulldog scallops, following steps 1–9 above.
Arrange your scallops over the background fabric, leaving approximately 3in at the top, and referring to the photo. Follow steps 10–12 to complete the quilt top.
Make a quilt sandwich with your batting and backing fabric. Quilt as desired. Trim away any excess batting and backing and bind the edges to complete.
Oh hello pandas!
You can also this technique to make Jo Avery’s Panda Pop mini quilt from issue 41. To give it a go, Love Patchwork and Quilting templates issue 41, which include clamshell and panda shapes.