Free Quilting Pattern – Caliente

September 21, 2015   /   byFree Designs Admin  / Categories :  Free Printables, Free Project, Free Quilting Projects, Free Sewing Patterns

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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cut accurately, use your sewing machine, use fusible web, know basics of quilting such as binding your quilt.

Pattern Description:

This pattern was almost called “Posies and Stars” but the drama cried out “HOT” to me! I love creating large scale, dramatic applique on a neutral background with lots of visual space. Caliente is one of my Running With Scissors series of patterns. This quilt was created so people could sew this together very quickly! Place a small square in the corner of a larger square, sew across the small square from point to point, trim, press and you have the unit you will use in every block. What creates the illusion of borders is where you place the values in each of the four blocks. The blocks are identical (except for where you place the values). There are clear instructions and pictures to help you be successful. Just be sure you rotate the blocks to match the diagram when you are laying the blocks on your design wall prior to piecing the top! I love the stacked applique and prefer a lightweight fusible web. This makes it fast to create the flowers, leaves and buds while still leaving your quilt soft to the touch. You can edge stitch the design to the top or stitch the applique as you quilt it. I think this would look terrific in any color.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 60″ x 75″


  • 2 1/4 yd light fabric, 3 yd medium fabric, 1 1/2 yd dark fabric; Applique – 1/4 yd orange, 1/2 yd red, 5/8 yd purple, 1/4 yd med. lt. green, fat quarter medium green, 9″ x 12″ med dk green, 9″ x 12″ dk green; 1/2 yd binding, 3 3/4 yd backing, batting to fit 60″ x 75″ lap quilt

You Will Also Need:

  • Iron, sewing machine, basic sewing kit (e.g. pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc.), chalk pencil, light box or window, thread to match fabric, fusible web for fusible applique

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