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Alphabet Fairy Quilt Instructions

Carola’s Quilt Shop

Alphabet Fairy Quilt

104cm x 142cm (41” x 56”)

Alphabet Fairy Quilt

Alphabet Fairy Quilt


You will need:

One Alphabet Fairy Panel

1 metre (1 yard) floral print for border, cornerstones & center block of non-directional fabric.

If the border fabric is directional, it will need to be pieced or purchase an additional 1/2m (5/8 yard)

.60m (5/8 yard) sashing fabric

.40m (3/8 yard) binding fabric


Cut out the 24 individual alphabet fairy blocks from the panel:

Use a rotary cutter ruler and mat. The black “outlines” of the blocks will be the straight guide for cutting. Cut out each block with a scant 1/4 seam allowance.(There is not enough fabric between blocks to allow for a wider seam allowance)

The individual fairy panels should measure 5 1/4″ x 7 1/2″


*DO NOT START CUTTING until you are confident that each block will have an adequate although small seam allowance.

Some of the blocks many seem crooked. Ignore this because the blocks will square themselves

up when the sashing is added later.

You will need 25 panels for this quilt. The fairy panels will only provide for 24 blocks. Cut an extra panel 5 1/4″ x 7 1/2″ from the border fabric or other floral fabric that coordinates well.

From the floral fabric 16 – 1 1 7/8″ squares for the cornerstones between all the fairy panels.

From the sashing fabric cut 11 – 12 1 7/8″ wide strips

Layout the panels alphabetically, five rows of five panels. The extra floral panel will be exactly in the center, in row four, block #3.

Set up your sewing machine with a shorter than usual stitch length 2mm.

You will sew a SCANT 1/4″ seam

allowance. Test stitch a seam and measure. If your seam allowance is accurate the stitching will be on the outer black line of the panel.


Vertical sashing between panels:

Stitch a piece of sashing to the right side of every fairy panel except the last panel in each row (set aside E J N S Z)

Stitching together each row:

Row one: Stitch block #1 to block #2, continue joining until all five blocks including “E”

at the end of row one are joined together. A sashing strip will be between each panel.

Stitch the remaining four rows into strips in the same manner.

Horizontal sashing between sashed panels:

To make horizontal sashing strips to be stitched between row one, two, three and four:

From the sashing fabric strips, cut 25 – 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ rectangles.

Five for each row. Join in a row with a 1 7/8″ square cornerstone between each sashing rectangle.

Join the five rows of fairy blocks with one of the four horizontal sashing strip units between each row. Use pins for accuracy.

The fairies are now one complete unit of 25 blocks.

Add a sashing strip to each SIDE

of the complete fairy unit.

Add a sashing strip to the top and bottom of the complete fairy unit.


Adding the floral border:

Stitch a 5″ wide border strip to each SIDE of the quilt top.

Stitch a 7″ wide

border strip to the top and bottom of the quilt top.

Sandwich the Fairy Quilt for quilting. We used a green marbled fabric for the back and a cotton blend batting.

The binding was made with a metallic gold on cream fabric, 5 – 2 1/2″ wide strips cut from selvage to selvage.

Our quilt was first quilted in the ditch using a longer 3mm stitch length with a walking foot attached. Next each fairy panel was free viagra feminin achat recherche motion quilted using a small stipple stitch. We did not quilt the fairy, just around the fairy.

Finally the outer border was quilted with a larger free motion stitch.

This quilt does not need to be free motion quilted. Any style of quilting will look great!

Call 1-604-886-1245 to order a Fairy Quilt Panel.

$15.00 includes postage in Canada and USA

Alphabet Fairy Quilt copyright 2012 Carola’s Thread Company all rights reserved

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