Fun, Fabulous and Last Minute 4th of July Mini Quilt

Jun 27, 2019 8:11:59 AM / by Melanie Call

Hi AccuQuilt friends! I'm Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff and I'm so excited to share a tutorial with the AccuQuilt GO! Qube Mix & Match 12" Block (55778) and GO! Stars (55028). We are going to make a fun and fabulous (plus quick) Fourth of July project today! Don't worry international friends - this block will look adorable in all colors!

patriotic mini quilt lifestyle

 

I love being able to decorate my home for every holiday and my AccuQuilt GO! makes it so much easier! With it, I can quickly and accurately cut my fabrics so I can start sewing right away!

 

Let's start sewing our Fun and Fabulous Fourth of July Table Topper / Mini Quilt.

Finished size 21½" x 21½".

 

accuquilt go go stars patriotic fabric

 

Supplies:

 

Fabric Requirements:

  • Fabric 1: 1 fat quarter (blue small floral) *block and border
  • Fabric 2: 1 fat quarter (red floral) *block and border
  • Fabric 3: 1 fat quarter (blue floral)
  • Fabric 4: 1 fat quarter (red)
  • Fabric 5: 1 fat quarter (white)
  • Fabric 6: 1 fat eighth (blue stars)
  • Fabric 7: 1 yard (binding and backing)
  • Fusible Web - I used Heat N Bond -LITE (purple package)

*I used Bonnie & Camille Fabrics designed for Moda Fabrics

 

Cutting Directions:

(die # in GO! Qube Mix & Match 12" Block)

 

Fabric 1:

  • Cut (5) 3½" x 3½" squares (die 2)
  • Cut (2) 3½" x 15½" rectangle for border

 

Fabric 2:

  • Cut (4) 3½" x 3½" squares (die 2)
  • Cut (2) 3½" x 15½" rectangle for border

 

Fabric 3:

  • Cut (4) 3½" x 3½" squares (die 2)

 

Fabric 4:

  • Cut (4) 3" finished half square triangles (total of 8 triangles) (die 5)

 

Fabric 5:

  • Cut (4) 3" finished half square triangles (total of 8 triangles) (die 5)
  • Cut (4) 3½" x 3½" squares (die 2)
  • Cut (1) 2" star with fusible web backing

 

Fabric 6:

  • Cut (4) 2" stars with fusible web backing

 

Tip: When cutting half square triangles - place Fabric 4 and 5 - right sides together. The half square triangles will be matched up after cutting and ready for sewing!

 

patriotic fabric go stars applique

 

Sewing Directions:

Use a ¼" seam for block assembly.

 

1. Sew together Fabric 1 - five 3½" square and Fabric 2 - four 3½" squares to create a nine-patch.

 

patriotic quilt block

2. Sew together Fabric 4 and Fabric 5 - 3" finished half square triangles. Total of eight 3" finished half-square triangles.

NOTE: Current measurement is 3½" x 3½" half square triangle block.

 

patriotic half square triangles

 

3. Sew together block pieces as shown in image below. Sew the side units to the nine patch block to create the center unit before sewing the top and bottom rows to center unit.

 

patriotic star quilt block

 

4. Sew together block pieces as shown in image below. Sew the side borders to block to create the center unit before sewing the top and bottom border rows to center unit.

 

patriotic quilt block accuquilt cut

 

5. Fuse one white star to block center and one blue star to each border corner according to fusible manufacturer instructions. When fusing blue corner stars, do not center the star as you will be adding a binding to your project. The binding will be approximately ¼" all around project. To allow for seam allowance, I placed the star approximately ½" from sewn seams and ¾" from outer edge.

 

measuring quilt block applique star patriotic

 

applique star on quilt block

 

OPTIONAL: Use your FREE AccuQuilt embroidery file downloads and machine embroider around each shape. OR you can machine appliqué / stitch around each shape free-hand. The stars would look fabulous embroidered with red thread!

 

sewn patriotic quilt block

 

Quilting and Finishing:

1. Layer batting between project top and backing.

 

2. Pin or spray baste layers together.

 

3. Quilt as desired - I chose an all over stippling pattern. If you choose to quilt over your shapes make sure your fusible web is designed for quilting so your needle doesn't become sticky or break (Heat 'N Bond LITE).

 

4. Cut two 2½" x width of fabric strips for binding. Bind project with preferred method.

 

mini quilt details applique star

 

I absolutely loved sewing my Fun and Fabulous Fourth of July Table Topper / Mini Quilt! It is the perfect holiday decoration for your home and can easily be used for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Fourth of July!

 

PLUS - Did you know you can make this block pattern with ANY of the GO! Qubes? Your finished block (and border) will just be different sizes. Just make sure you use the matching Die 2 and Die 5 (from the same size Qube) and it will totally work!

 

Let me know if you would like me to show how you can mix and match block sizes in the same project for a future tutorial! I absolutely LOVE the GO! Qube Mix & Match Block System and would love to share more ideas using it!

 

lifestyle mini quilt on table top

 

Thank you so much reading my tutorial. I can't wait to see your Fun and Fabulous Projects too! Be sure to share your projects with me and AccuQuilt on social media. Tag me @abitofscrapstuff and @AccuQuilt on Instagram and always hashtag #AccuQuilt so we can see them! Give us a follow while you're there and you'll be the first to know what we're making.

 

Let me know your favorite GO! Qube Mix & Match Block size or which ones are on your wish list!

 

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