Shiny Happy Houses Quilt Pattern

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What you get

Mix and match windows, doors, chimneys, roofs, trees, shrubs, clouds and more to make the houses in this super fun and easy quilt!

The pattern is so much more than just a pattern. It’s really an appliqué workshop disguised as a pattern. :-) If you know how to use your sewing machine, you can build your own shiny happy neighborhood quilt!

There are links to videos teaching you three different appliqué techniques - needle turn, machine appliqué, and appliqué with fusible adhesive. It also has links to eleven additional lessons showing how to add beads, buttons, decorative stitching, and fancy trims - and how to use faux trapunto, broderie perse and fancy fabrics like fur, fleece, satin and shiny tissue lamé!

I used appliqué with fusible adhesive and Quilt As You Go to make a super easy quilt - almost all done on the machine. 

You Get. . .

  • A digital pattern delivered instantly by email - if you're not sure what a digital pattern is, click here for more info
  • 12 pages of mix & match house parts - rectangles, triangles, hexagons, trapezoids, ovals, blobs and more. They're all specially designed to work together in lots of different ways! For example - a triangle turned one way makes a great roof for one house shape. Turned another way it tops a different house shape, and turned a third way it makes a great tree. There are 145 different pieces and it's going to be so much fun to play with them!
  • Samples of 40 different houses - with lists of all the parts used to make them.
  • Detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing it right
  • Links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project. It’s a workshop disguised as a pattern! 
  • Detailed cutting instructions for crib, nap and twin sized quilts.
  • Instructions for assembling the quilt – layering, basting, quilting and binding – with links to videos for all of them - including links to Quilt As You Go videos.

    Size

    Each block finishes at 10 inches square. The pattern includes detailed instructions for the following sizes. . .

    • crib (52.5" wide x 57.5" tall)
    • napping (52.5" wide x 69" tall) - this is my favorite size for on the couch
    • twin (75" wide x 92" tall)

    The pattern also has suggestions for non-quilt layouts and projects, like wall hangings, table runners, placemats, and more.

      Difficulty

      I designed this quilt to teach appliqué – so it’s great for beginners, and a fun and relaxing project for more experienced stitchers. If you can use your sewing machine, you have the skills you need to make this cuddly house quilt.

      I used appliqué with fusible adhesive and Quilt As You Go to make a super easy quilt - almost all done on the machine. The pattern also includes links to videos teaching needle turn appliqué and machine appliqué with freezer paper, in case you prefer those methods.

      Have fun with it!

      What You Need

      You'll need. . . 

      Crib Quilt (50" wide x 50" tall)

      • 3 yards background fabrics
      • at least 7 fat quarters for houses (you may want more for variety)
      • 2 1/2 yards for backing (or 1 1/2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
      • 1/2 yard for binding

      Napping Quilt (50" wide x 60" tall)

      • 3 1/3 yards background fabrics
      • at least 8 fat quarters for houses (you may want more for variety)
      • 4 yards for backing (or 2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
      • 1/2 yard for binding

      Twin Quilt (70" wide x 90" tall)

      • 7 yards background fabrics
      • at least 16 fat quarters for houses (you may want more for variety)
      • 5 yards for backing (or 4 yards Cuddle Fleece)
      • 5/8 yard for binding

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