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Frederick, Maryland USA

I love designing and making quilts, especially folk and story quilts. All my patterns are easy to follow with step by step directions and photos. Every pattern begins with a quilt created and sewn on ...

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Fish in School Baby Quilt

from Maryland Quilter
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Fish in School Baby Quilt
Fish in School Baby Quilt
Fish in School Baby Quilt
Fish in School Baby Quilt
Fish in School Baby Quilt
Fish in School Baby Quilt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Use a sewing machine
  • use a needle and thread

Pattern Description:

Fish love to travel together. This fun to make quilt has 10 bright fish enjoying each other's company.

The applique and the quilting are done at the same time. The appliques are sewn with raw edges. These are designed to fray to the sewn edges and give a cozy, folk feel to the quilt. There are no time consuming satin stitches or messy glue paper.

This quilt would be beautiful to hang or to use every day. It can be enjoyed by all ages.

Skill level: beginner
This pattern includes complete easy to follow numbered step by step directions with 10 photos. There are full size printable patterns for the fish.The pattern is written with metric units in parenthesis.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 33 x 39 inches (84 x 99 cm)


  • 4 fat quarters (a fat quarter is a cut of fabric 18x 22 inches (46 x 56 cm)
  • 1 yard (. 91 m) blue cotton or brushed cotton (flannel) fabric for the back
  • 1 piece 42 x 36 inches (106 x89 cm) batting
  • 3/8 yard (.34m) black flannel for backgrounds of fish
  • 1/4 yard (.23m) white flannel for backgrounds of fish
  • 12 x 10 inch (31 x 26cm) pieces of flannel fabric in burnt orange, orange, blue, light blue, yellow, purple, lavender, pink, red and green (10 pieces total)

You Will Also Need:

  • Safety pins (large)

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