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Panel Quilt

IMG 6A handmade quilt is a lovely project to create for yourself, or as a gift to someone special. Creating a quilt can sometimes be overwhelming, but with our step by step instructions, you'll be finishing a panel quilt before you know it.

With 9 different block squares, this quilt project is perfect to showcase some cute embroidery for children or create a theme.

The finished quilt size is approximately 42" square. 


  • ½ metre of white, cream or neutral fabric to showcase the embroidery = Pieces A, B & C
  • 1½ metre of fabric that compliments your embroidery = Pieces D, E F, G, H, J
  • 1½ metre backing fabric = Piece  I

Cut requirements

A - 9 x (8 inches x 8 inches)

B - 2 x (1½ inches x 31 inches)

C - 2 x (1½ inches by 33 inches)

D - 6 x (2½ inches x 8 inches)

E - 4 x (2½ inches x 27 inches)

F - 2 x (2½ inches x 31 inches)

G - 2 x (4½ inches x 33 inches)

H - 2 x (4½ inches x 41 inches) 

I -1 x (42 inches x 42 inches)

J - 5 x (2½ inches x 42 inches)



1. Embroider blockTake the white A pieces and embroider as desired (hoop fabric with Softaway/Tearaway or See Through Cutaway)


We will be using a ¼ inch seam throughout the entire construction of this quilt.

1. With right sides together and using ¼ inch seams throughout, join the 6 x A pieces to the 6 x B pieces along each right-hand side long edge.

Step 2

2. On the wrong side, press all seams toward each coloured B piece.

Step 3

3. Make 3 strips; joining 2 x AB pieces and 1 x A piece, with right sides together as follows:

Step 4

Step 5

Press all seams towards the coloured sashing.

4. Using 4 x E pieces join the 3 constructed strips with right sides together, as shown to make 1 piece.

Step 6

5. Join 2 x F pieces with right sides together, along each side of the large piece.

Step 7

Press all seams towards the coloured sashing.

6. Join white B pieces to the top and bottom then C pieces to sides, as shown.

Step 8

Press all seams towards the coloured sashing.

7. Join the remaining coloured border G pieces, right sides together, along the top and bottom edges and then, with right sides together, join the H pieces along each side edge.

Step 9

8. Press all seams and your quilt top is now ready to bind. With right sides together, join all of the binding (J) pieces, and iron in half along the width. Then with right sides facing, sandwich together and pin into place the quilt top, the batting and the I piece (backing).

9. Quilt as desired and then attach the binding (J) to the front of the quilt, aligning all raw edges. Fold over to the back of the quilt and then hand-sew into place using a blind hemstitch.


Quilt Inspo


These quilts can also be donated to charity. If you want to contribute to a great cause, the charities listed below accept handmade quilts for their patients. Just send your creations in to the mailing address provided. 

Are you a charity that would accept this item? Contact us to have your details added here.


Little Stars Kids
Corporate House, Gasworks
Lobby 1, Level 2, 76 Skyring Terrace,
Newstead QLD 4006

Ronald McDonald House
22 Garrick Terrace
Herston QLD 4006

New South Wales

Aussie Heroes
PO Box 248
Cherrybrook NSW 2126

Wauchope Patchwork Quilters
PO Box 100
Wauchope NSW 2446

South Australia

Mary Potter Foundation Inc
Connery House
Calvary North Adelaide Hospital
89 Strangways Terrace
North Adelaide SA 5006

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