I’m not sure I’ve ever been as excited to share a project as I am about this sight words quilt. It’s been many months of thinking about this idea before turning it into a real thing and I couldn’t be happier about how much Gracie Jane loves it! She tells everyone about it, drags the quilt all over the house and sits with her sisters reading the words. It’s so much fun to see her enjoy something I’ve made so much. I can’t sell these quilts myself right now (hello three small children and a crazy LIFE ha) but the next best thing is making the sight words panel fabric available for you to buy and create a blanket yourself!
*Note: this is not a quilting tutorial post. You can find some quilting/blanket posts I’ve written in the past at the end of this post under the “you might like” section. But if you are a new quilter I’d recommend hitting up pinterest -the board I’ve linked is my own quilt inspiration board and it’s seriously filled with inspiration!- and starting with some beginner quilter posts! Read through them so you know what you are doing.*
I created this quilt in a “whole cloth” style meaning there is ZERO pieced fabric. Just one full yard for the front, one full yard for the back, and batting in between. The quilted lines stay in between all the sight words so the quilting doesn’t compete with the letters. It’s really a quick project that can be made in a single afternoon if you have nothing else going on, and is a great gift for little ones who are working hard to learn to read.
Without further adieu (ado?) here is my very first available fabric on Spoonflower. Happy dance! I’m so excited about the potential of this platform for me- I’ll keep you posted if/as I add new project ideas and fabrics to my design shop.
1 yard of sight words panel fabric (screen grab shown below of the preferences you need – and I always upgrade to Kona cotton!)
1 yard of backing material (I used this I Scream, You Scream print from fabricbubb.com, created by Dana Willard from @made_everyday whom I happen to adore)
1 craft size quilt batting in warm and white
1 can 505 spray basting solution (I can no longer quilt without this stuff – spray basting is a total game changer)
Store-bought or handmade quilt binding
Walking foot (can’t quilt without one of these babies!)
Thread and machine quilting supplies
Rotary cutter and mat
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