Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dapper Squares Quilt

I recently had the opportunity make a quilt with Luke Haynes' new fabric, Dapper.  I was really excited to work with the woven fabrics.  They are GLORIOUS!
dapper squares quilt
The tutorial for this quilt is up on the Moda Bake Shop, but I wanted to share a little more here.

You might be wondering what makes these different than regular quilting cotton.  I don't know the technical details, but they feel like a lightweight flannel.  They are a little fuzzy, but not heavy, they have a little bit more stretch to them, but they aren't difficult to work with.
Dapper Squares Quilt
When I was done with the quilt top and trying to decide how to quilt it, hand quilting seemed like the best option.  It kind of took forever (I'm pretty slow) but I am so happy that I took the time.  I considered calling it the House of Cards Quilt because it took me a little more than the entire 4th season of House of Cards to hand quilt it.
dapper squares quilt quilting
I also hand sewed the binding down with perle cotton.  This is the first time that I have tried this method and it was quick, the binding feels secure, and I really like the effect.  

Check out the tutorial for step by step photos.  If you decide to make your own quilt, I would love to see photos!

11 comments :



  1. GOOD JOB. I CAN ALMOST FEEL THE SOFTNESS OF THE QUILT. LOVE
    THE HAND QUILTING !!!

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  2. Great design.Just stunning!

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  3. It looks great. It would take me all four seasons of House of Cards to hand quilt anything. :D The link to the tutorial isn't working.

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  4. Never mind. The link goes to the bakeshop but you need to click on the Dapper Squares to get to the tutorial.

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  5. Beautiful quilt, and I love the binding stitching. Very nice!

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  6. Beautiful effect with the perle cotton thread and great idea to use it for the binding too !

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  7. Really beautiful quilt, Erica! Wonderful design and the colours are delicous! x Teje

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  8. A lovely finish! I really like your colour combo, and it has a very handmade cuddily look about it!

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  9. This is just lovely! I adore the hand quilting!

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  10. I love the colors in this quilt. Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. This is beautiful! It looks so soft and the colors are perfect!! Very sweet.
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