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Friday, August 9, 2013

Folklore Sugar Skulls by Timeless Treasures (#14)

When a friend drops by with 2 yards of fabric and says, "make me a blanket now" - this is your pattern.

Folklore Sugar Skulls in white by Timeless Treasures - cut off the selvage and sew a 3" flannel border down the side.  (This will later be trimmed to 2.5" inches.)   Cut fabric lengthwise - 55" inches.
Lay out washed minky first - painter's tape it to the floor - add double napped flannel (Quilters flannel 90" wide from Fabric.com) that has been washed and ironed.  Use fabric spray lightly - and then add the ironed skull fabric - using fabric spray again. Pin all layers.
Quilt between the skulls - straight line with a #14 universal needle, Gutermann sew all thread white on top, lavender on the bottom - using with a walking foot: a larger stitch, and at a slow speed.
Binding with  flannel - using the methods described above.  
I don't usually make a blanket this heavy or large for a baby quilt - but it was going back East  - a perfect weight for a lap blanket for anyone.  2 yards of fabric for each piece (top, minky and flannel inside ) - gives you some spare fabric when finished - although you need to piece some fabric for the side borders.
Washed fabric before making - pictures are after machine washing in warm and drying on medium - will make this again.  :)
August 2013    Finished size:  46"x55"