CREATE AN AUTHENTIC
Time: 9-12 Months Complexity: Medium
1. CREATE YOUR DESIGN
1a. Join and tape together your paper
to the exact size of the quilt.
NOTE: The design can be a favor-
ite flower, fruit, tradition, or even
an event that you would like to
record on a Hawaiian quilt.
1b. Fold the joined paper to its 1 fold
(fold it in half 3 times), then draw your
design on the folded paper.
1c. Once you’re completely satisfied, NOTE: Don’t design to the complete outside edge of the
cut out the completed design and set paper — leave at least 4" between the design and the
your “template” aside. You’ll be using edge of the paper for binding, and at least 5 rows of echo
this pattern in a short while to cut out quilting.
2. SEW THE SEAMS
Because the quilt is larger than the 45" width material, you must join the fabric using
¼" seams before cutting out your design. You’ll need to do this 3 times, once for
the design fabric, once for the design backing, and once for the quilt backing.
2 panels side by side. This will give you a 90"× 90" square fabric. And for those
wishing to make a king-size quilt, you’ll need 9 yards of fabric cut into 3 panels
108" long. Cut 1 panel down the center and it will give you two 22" wide panels.
Then simply join one 22" panel in the middle of the two 45" panels. This will
make a 112"× 112" square fabric to make a king-size quilt.
Now iron open the seams.
For those making the queen-size quilt, cut 6 yards of fabric in half and join the