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Northern California

Kevin Kosbab is the author of The Quilter's Appliqué Workshop and presenter of Start Appliqué here on Craftsy. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Stitch, Modern Patchwork, ...

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Through the Keyhole Quilt

from Feed Dog Designs
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Through the Keyhole Quilt
Through the Keyhole Quilt
Through the Keyhole Quilt
Through the Keyhole Quilt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Piece quilt blocks
  • Applique by hand or machine (instructions included)

Pattern Description:

Got a pile of novelty-print scraps? Then make this new spin on an "I Spy" quilt for the kid in your life! Pick prints from his or her favorite theme: pirates or princesses, animals or aliens. Or mix and match--make it sweet, scary, or silly. Through the Keyhole is also a great pattern for Halloween and other holidays.

The quilt can be completed with hand or machine applique; instructions are included for both.

The pattern is delivered as a PDF file, with an 8-page instruction booklet on 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" pages (print two on one standard letter page, or view on your PDF-compatible tablet or e-reader) plus an 8 1/2" x 11" template sheet. US measurements are used throughout.


  • 3/4 yard solid yellow fabric for keyhole plates
  • 1 yard brown wood-grain print fabric for background
  • Assorted novelty prints (25 pieces, each at least 5" x 8")
  • 1 1/2 yards backing fabric
  • 1/4 yard binding fabric
  • 30" x 45" batting (about half a crib-size batt)

You Will Also Need:

  • Template plastic (at least 5" x 8")