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Ever since I was a little girl, my passion has been sewing. I love to work with fabric and enjoy quilting, embroidery, as well as garment sewing. My goal is to provide easy-to-follow patterns that ...

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The Princess and the Pea (Twin Quilt)

from Rick Rack and Polka Dots
(7) Name: 'Quilting : The Princess and the Pea (Twin Quilt)
The Princess and the Pea (Twin Quilt) Pattern Cover Page
The Princess and the Pea (Twin Quilt) Look closely to find the pea...
The Princess and the Pea (Twin Quilt) Put name of your lil' princess on crown
The Princess and the Pea (Twin Quilt) New technique for unique spiral flowers
The Princess and the Pea (Twin Quilt) Here's the happy little pea

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Machine or hand applique,
  • Free motion quilting
  • Pattern includes templates for hand embroidery and customer can request machine embroidery designs for both the crown and the pea at no additional cost.

Pattern Description:

When our granddaughter, Eloise, transitioned from the nursery to her "big girl" bed, I made her this quilt. It is a very fun quilt to make because it is easy to personalize through your fabric choices and by adding the name of your little princess to the crown. In this pattern, you will learn how to make my unique whimsical spiral flowers that are used to adorn this darling quilt.

You can either hand or machine embroider the princess crown and pea onto the quilt top. Just send me an email with the required format for your embroidery machine and I will send you the designs.

I know you will enjoy making this fun quilt for your little princess!!!

(Note: Original design by Simply Sewn at Rick Rack and Polk Dots Designs Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. May not be copied or resold without permission.)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Twin Size - Approximately 64" x 84"


  • Background fabric - 3 1/2 yards of non-directional fabric
  • Vine on Border fabric - 1 1/4 yards - this will give you enough for leaves as well - or - for a more whimsical look, use an assortment of green fabrics for leaves.
  • Mattresses - 11 Assorted 1/4 yards (cut width of fabric, not fat 1/4's)
  • Bed Frame Fabric - 3/8 yard
  • Spiral Flower Fabric - 5 Assorted fat quarters - Use variety of different colors for flowers and repeat the colors a few times (1 fat quarter makes several bias cut spiral flowers.)
  • Binding fabric - 3/4 yard
  • Crown fabric - 1/4 yard for crown - Note: Machine embroidery pea and crown designs come with pattern. See pattern instructions.
  • Batting - Twin Size - (Completed quilt measures approximately 64" wide x 84" long)
  • Backing - 5 1/2 yards

You Will Also Need:

  • Light Weight Tear Away stabilizer for spiral flowers - small classroom size roll is sufficient
  • Appliqu Pins (narrower and shorter than regular straight pins)
  • Fabric glue stick (If you use glue stick for your preferred appliqu method.)
  • Clear Monofilament thread - I recommend Sulky Clear Polyester and thread net is helpful.
  • Quilter's No-Melt Press Bars - used to make bias vines for outide border
  • Design wall is very helpful

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