6″ Sailboat quilt label tutorial

 

Sail boat quilt label

Sail boat quilt label

To make your own boat you will need . . .

sail boat pieces

sail boat fabric requirements

Fabric requirements:

  • large sail: 3 7/8″ square
  • smaller sail: 3 5/8″
  • mast: 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • boat hull: 2″ x 6 1/2″

background:

  • (1) 3 7/8″ square
  • (1) 3 5/8″ square
  • (1) 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • (2) 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • (2) 1 7/8″ squares
  • (1) 1 3/4″ x 6 1/2″

*Stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

 

lg sail

1.  Large sail 3 7/8″ square & background 3 7/8″ square.  Place the squares right-sides together.  Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.  Stitch seam on both sides of the line, 1/4″ from the line.  Cut apart on the line and press the seam open.  The half-square triangle should measure 3 1/2″ unfinished.  *One HST is used for the boat, the other is extra.

lg sail w:bknd strip

Using the photo for reference, stitch the 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ background rectangle to the bottom of the large sail.

 

sm sail

2.  Smaller sail 3 5/8″ square & background 3 5/8″ square.  Place the squares right-sides together.  Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.  Stitch seam on both sides of the line, 1/4″ from the line.  Cut apart on the line and press the seam open.  The half-square triangle should measure 3 1/4″ unfinished.  *One HST is used for the boat, the other is extra.

sm sail w:bnkd strips

Using the photo for reference, stitch a background 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ rectangle to the top and to the bottom of the smaller sail.

 

hull stitching

3.  Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong-side of the 1 7/8″ background squares.  Using the photo for reference, place the squares on the 2″ x 6 1/2″ boat hull.  Stitch just to the side of the drawn line, towards the corner.  Trim 1/4″ from the line (towards the corner) and press the seams open.

 

sail section

4.  Stitch the large sail, mast, and small sail together.  Press seams towards the large sail.

 

hull section

5.  Stitch the boat hull and background 1 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ background rectangle together.  Press the seam towards the background rectangle.

 

Sailboat / Pirate Ship quilt label

Sailboat / Pirate Ship quilt label

6.  Stitch the sail and boat hull sections together.  Press towards the boat hull.

Use the area next to the large sail and/or under the boat.

Happy Quilting!

Patty

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