Do you have a fabric stash and a few hours to spend with your little sewing partner? If your answer is “YES!”, then this easy quilting project is for you. FREE! I Sew For Fun Crayon Quilt Tutorial by Nancy Zieman.

You’ll find this easy sewing project, plus 19 additional I Sew For Fun projects, in Nancy Zieman’s 72-page book, I Sew For Fun. Nancy shares her step-by-step directions for 20 super-easy sewing projects.

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Crayon Quilt Sewing Tutorial

This “colorful” quilt is perfect to make for back to school. It will be a future “Crayons to College” keepsake.

 

Approximate Finished Block Size: 6″x 23 3/4″

Approximate Unfinished Block Size: 6-1/4″ x 24-1/4″

Approximate Quilt Finished Size: 28-1/2″ x 40-1/2″

Binding technique: 2″ wide self-binding

 

Supplies Needed:

1/4 yd. Fabrics A–F—crayons

1/8 yd. Fabrics G–L—crayon bands

1-1/2 yd. Fabric M—background, border, backing with 2″ self-binding

29″ x 41″ batting

Optional: I Sew For Fun Notions:

 

Note From Team Nancy

 

 

Let your little kiddo choose their favorite colors for this special quilt. They will enjoy showing it to their friends.

 

Instructions:

Please read all instructions before beginning. Use the width of the presser foot as the depth of the seam allowances.

1. Prepare and cut fabrics.

  • Press and straighten fabrics.
  • Using a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat:

-Cut one 6-1/2″ crosswise strip of Fabrics A­–F. Subcut each strip to yield a 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangle, a 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangle and a 6-1/2″ x 14-1/2″ rectangle.

-Cut one 2-1/2″ crosswise strip of Fabrics G–L. Subcut two 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangles.

-Cut two 3-1/2″ crosswise strips of Fabric M. Subcut twelve 3-1/2″ squares. Set aside remaining fabric for backing.

2. Arrange and stitch crayon block components.

Note From Team Nancy     Arranging the crayon pieces is like doing a puzzle together.

  • Create crayon point:

-Mark diagonal stitching lines on two 3-1/2″ squares, using an erasable fabric marking pen or pencil.

-Place a square on the 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangle, right sides together, aligning upper and right cut edges.

-Stitch along marked line. Trim to a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seam flat, then press seam toward background fabric.

-Repeat with remaining square on the 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangle, right sides together, aligning upper and left cut edges. Stitch along marked line; trim to a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seam flat, then press seam toward background fabric.

  • Assemble crayon:

-Place 2-1/2″ strip for crayon end and crayon band right sides together, aligning 6-1/2″ edges.

-Stitch. Press seam flat, then toward crayon.

-Place stitched portion of block on crayon body, right sides together, aligning 6-1/2″ edges.

-Stitch. Press seam flat, then toward crayon.

-Place stitched portion of block to remaining crayon band right sides together, aligning 6-1/2″ edges.

-Stitch. Press seam flat, then toward crayon.

-Place stitched portion of crayon on crayon point, right sides together, aligning 6-1/2″ edges.

-Stitch. Press seam flat, then toward crayon. Block measures approximately 6-1/2″ x 24-1/2″.

  • Repeat steps and complete remaining five crayon blocks in the same manner.

3. Arrange and assemble quilt top.

  • Arrange four crayon blocks side as pictured below:

  • Place crayon block 2 on top of crayon block 1, right sides together, aligning long edges. Stitch.
  • Place crayon block 4 on top of crayon block 3, right sides together, aligning long edges. Stitch.

  • Press seams flat, then to one side.
  • Place crayon blocks 3 and 4 on top of crayon blocks 1 and 2, right sides together, aligning long edges. Pin. Stitch.

  • Press seams flat, then to one side.
  • Place a crayon block across the upper edge of the four pieced crayons, right sides together, aligning long edges. Pin. Stitch.

  • Press seam flat, then to one side.

  • Place a crayon block across the lower edge of the four pieced crayons, right sides together, aligning long edges. Pin. Stitch.

4. Finish quilt by following instructions for adding borders, layering, quilting, and binding (on page 61 of Nancy Zieman’s book I Sew For Fun).

 

You’ll find this easy sewing project, plus 19 additional I Sew For Fun projects, in Nancy Zieman’s 72-page book, I Sew For Fun. Nancy shares her step-by-step directions for 20 super-easy sewing projects.

Tune in and watch Nancy and her granddaughters, along with friends, take a modern approach to sewing. Nancy shares her team sewing-for-fun experience along with many tips for a big partner, and numerous insights for involving a little sewing partner—all while making simple, easy to sew kid-friendly projects. Watch I Sew For Fun on Sewing With Nancy!

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Happy Sewing!

Team Nancy Zieman

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