Cupcakes! A Mini Quilt

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Cupcakes! A Mini Quilt

By: Lynn Koolish

Finished Size: 24″ x 24″

close-up of quilt block

Ingredients

  • Block background fabric: 9 squares 6˝ × 6˝ (½ yard)
  • Scraps for cupcake appliqués
  • Border corner blocks: 4 scraps 3˝ × 3˝
  • Sashing fabric: 6 strips 1¼˝ × 6˝, 4 strips 1¼˝ × 18½˝, and 2 strips 1¼˝ × 20˝ (1/4 yard)
  • Border fabric: 4 strips 3˝ × 20˝ for borders, additional strips for binding (¼ yard)
  • Backing fabric: 26˝ × 26˝ (¾ yard)
  • Batting: 26˝ × 26˝
  • Decorative trim: 4½ yards (optional)
  • Buttons
  • Paper-backed fusible web, 17˝ wide: ½ yard

Instructions

Note: Seam allowances are 1/4˝.

1. Iron paper-backed fusible web to the wrong side of the fabric scraps for the cupcake appliqués. Remove the paper backing.

2. Click here to download the cupcake patterns. Use the patterns to cut out the top and bottom pieces for 9 cupcakes.

3. Reduce the cupcake pattern 50%, and cut out pieces for 4 mini cupcakes for the corner blocks.

4. Create 9 blocks by fusing the cupcake pieces to the block backgrounds.

5. Sew the 11/4˝ × 6˝ sashing pieces between the blocks to create 3 rows. Press.

6. Sew the rows together with the 11/4˝ × 181/2˝ sashing strips. Press.

7. Sew a 11/4˝ × 181/2˝ strip on each side. Press.

8. Sew the 11/4 ˝ × 20˝ sashing strips on the top and bottom. Press.

9. Sew border strips to the top and bottom. Press.

10. Fuse the mini cupcakes to the corner blocks. Sew the corner blocks to each end of the remaining border strips. Press.

11. Sew the remaining border strips to the sides. Press.

12. Layer the backing, batting, and quilt top. Baste.

13. Quilt and bind. Embellish with trim and buttons.

quilt assembly diagram

This project is an excerpt from Cupcakes! edited by Lynn Koolish which includes 29 other yummy projects for sewers, quilters, knitters, and bakers!

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23 Comments

  1. calliwoman
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    RT @ctpublishing: Happy Craft Month! Get a project a day every day this month on the blog! Heres the first one http://www.ctpubblog.com/2010/03/01/cupc

  2. Posted March 1, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    this is really cute.. and the book cover is devilishly enticing!

  3. lisalizalou
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    RT @ctpublishing: Happy Craft Month! Get a project a day every day this month on the blog! Heres the first one http://bit.ly/dwZhAt

  4. WeAllSew
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    RT @ctpublishing: Happy Craft Month! Get a project a day every day this month on the blog! Heres the first one http://www.ctpubblog.com/2010/03/01/cupc

  5. knit4charity
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    RT @ctpublishing: Happy Craft Month! Get a project a day every day this month on the blog! Heres the first one http://www.ctpubblog.com/2010/03/01/cupc

  6. ragamuffinquilt
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    RT @ctpublishing: Happy Craft Month! Get a project a day every day this month on the blog! Heres the first one http://www.ctpubblog.com/2010/03/01/cupc

  7. Lynn Koolish
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I think the little white cupcake print was from RJR Fabrics, and I don't see it on their site anymore, but if you do a web search, there's still a lot of cute cupcake fabric out t

  8. Posted March 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I think the little white cupcake print was from RJR Fabrics, and I don't see it on their site anymore, but if you do a web search, there's still a lot of cute cupcake fabric out there.

  9. Jill Marie
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    I have the bo

  10. Posted March 1, 2010 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    I have the book! :)

  11. Jaye Lapachet
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Have you seen/heard the Quilted cupcake podcast and

  12. Posted March 1, 2010 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Have you seen/heard the Quilted cupcake podcast and blog?

  13. Sarah Haddad
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    I have to get this book. Thanks for the pattern! Who makes that cute cupcake fabric in the background? Is it still avai

  14. Posted March 1, 2010 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    I have to get this book. Thanks for the pattern! Who makes that cute cupcake fabric in the background? Is it still available?

  15. C&T Publishing
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    It's an adorable book – all the patterns are designed by C&T authors and

  16. Posted March 1, 2010 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    It's an adorable book – all the patterns are designed by C&T authors and staff!

  17. Jill Marie
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Fantastic! Thank you sooo much! I luv the cupcake patterns and qu

  18. Posted March 1, 2010 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Fantastic! Thank you sooo much! I luv the cupcake patterns and quilts!

  19. Nancy Rothschild Bird
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    I LOVE this patt

  20. Posted March 1, 2010 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    I LOVE this pattern!!!

  21. Catherine Smith
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    This must be a first. Goeswell with all the coffee cups.Are you out there Diane RodeSc

  22. Posted March 1, 2010 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    This must be a first. Goeswell with all the coffee cups.Are you out there Diane RodeSchneck?

  23. C&T Publishing
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    It's an adorable book – all the patterns are designed by C&T authors and staff!

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