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Design
Quilt  2
Section Finished Size (inches)
Center 16 x 16
Border
(inner)
4 x 16 (sides, cut 2)
4 x 24 (top, cut 2)
Border
(outer)
6 x 24 (sides, cut 2)
6 x 36 (top, cut 2)
Outer Border Variation
One border.
6 x 24 (sides and top, cut 4)
No corners
Corners Four 6 x 6
Buttons Hearts and circles
Materials and Equipment
Cost per child: $15.00 (2003 USA dollars)
Teacher's corner • Finished Size 36 x 36
• Fabric scraps for appliques
• Fabric for back and center
• Fabric for border
• Regular buttons
• Specialty buttons
• Yarn for tying
• Scissors, needle
• Batting 36 x 36
• Back 36 x 36
• Border 2 inches
Variations
• Add other borders to make the quilt larger
Additional Information
• Metric Conversion. 1 inch = 2.54 cm
This information is true for all quilts. All measurements are given in inches. All dimensions are finished size so add one inch in length and width for the half inch seams.
The inspiration for your design can be from many sources. Use those that have simple lines.

Presentation Software
The designs for all these quilts were made with Microsoft's Powerpoint. The advantage of creating the design in this format is that you can use the final design as a card, or to print it for your patterns. All designs fit a normal printed page. You can resize each applique element and print it as your pattern. The advantage of using Powerpoint and similar presentation software is that it reduces your drawing limitations. It also allows you to experiment with different colors and placements.
These products provide the following abilities:

Skills
If you decide to use these objects, learn how to group objects, move them behind or bring them forward, flip and rotate them,. For example, in the scissors on the right, the handle was made with two circles and a rectangle. The joint was a red circle and the blade was a rounded rectangle. When one side of the blade was finished, I grouped the objects, then copied and flipped them to create the other side. I made this handle a different color. Then I added the red joint on top and grouped all these objects. Grouping allows you to change the size.
All the objects in that picture were made with only the shape tools.

I Love you story quilt
Copyright teachinghearts.org
Materials and Equipment
* Cost per child: $15.00
Teacher's corner • Fabric scraps for heart appliques
• Fabric for back and center
• Fabric for border
• 16 regular buttons
• 9 specialty buttons
• Yarn for tying
• Scissors, needle
• Batting
Variations
• Add other borders to make the quilt larger
• Arrange the four center buttons in a diamond shape to show the points of the compass
Age Groups
• Over 12 or Sewing honors
• Under 12: Button Tying
Lessons Learned
• Recycling by using scraps and old buttons
• Love

I Love You Quilt
You are loved A story quilt is a patchwork quilt that is designed to tell a story. Our quilt tells the story of love. Love for God, family, friends, neighbor and for yourself.
Design and story by Laverna Patterson.
There is a card that can be made from this design.

Materials
Measurements given are for fabrics 44/45 inches wide.
Finished size = 36 x 36 inches.
Light colored material for the center
Fabric pieces using the colors and designs (stripe, checks, polka dots) in the picture.

Section Size (inches) Number of Quilts
1 2 3 4 6
Center 22 x 22 .66 .66 1.33 1.33 2
Border 7 x 22 (sides, cut 2)
7 x 36 (top, cut 2)
.66 1.25 1.75 2.25 3.5
Buttons 16 16 32 48 64 96
Special buttons 9 9 18 27 36 45
Batting 36 x 36 1 2 3 4 6
Back 36 x 36 1 2 3 4 6
Edge 2 .33 .66 1 1.33 2

Preparation. This depends on the age group, time and sewing techniques being taught. The craft can be prepared to different states of completeness.

  1. No work done - suitable for a sewing class where sewing will be taught. Hearts can be machine stitched or hand embroidered using a variety of embroidery techniques. Suitable for scouts or pathfinder honor classes.
  2. Buttons sewing - Suitable for vacation Bible school for older children who can use needles.
  3. Button tying only - suitable for all age groups and short time periods. The ties must be in place. Suggest yarn that can be handled by small fingers.

Instructions. Prepare the crafts and the materials according to the age group, amount of time on the day of the craft and the purpose.
• Separate the special buttons into groups of 9.
• The center heart is not decorated so that it can be personalized. It represents the owner of the quilt. You can do the following:

Age Time Preparation Craft Day Materials Craft Day Activity Purpose
All 1 hour Sewing quilt and ties Buttons Button tying Regular craft
14 1 hour Sew quilt Buttons, yarn, needle Button sewing Regular craft
Honor
class
12 hours None Buttons, yarn, fabric,
sewing machine
Quilt sewing Teaching sewing

Craft Day. Depending on your level of difficulty, you will need the materials listed above. Your will also need an iron and special fabric pens if you personalize the center square. The colors chosen for the heart were meant to show primary colors, secondary, complementary colors and designs.

Tips For The Young.
• Choose buttons with loops or large holes.
• Adults can thread the buttons and the children slide them down the shaft.
• When tying the knot, the children can pull on one end.
• Make ties longer for younger children and then cut off excess.
Note Important! Make sure you tie a knot and not a bow, so that the button does not fall off.
Materials Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Love
Row 1 Friendship. Jesus and Me (Bee my honey) He bears our sins He sent His son God loves you
Button bee heart star
Heart fabric purple, green Plaid, blue red, blue
Row 2 We are healed with his stripes I am the center of God's love He heals the broken hearted Love yourself
Button crayon or pencil your choice bandaid or pin
Heart fabric stripe pink purple, yellow
Row 3 Share your love He pours out His love Family (family of God) or my parents and me Love others
Button hand smile face heart
Heart fabric pink, purple polka dots, green primary colors

Bible Story This quilt was designed to go with the God Loves You Story.

  Design
Detailed instructions are only given for the quilt above.

Mission to the WorldInstructions
Quilt 3
Section Finished Size (inches)
9 Squares 12 x 12
Special buttons Heart, star, flower, 3 angels, bow
Row 1 South America, Russia
Row 2 (Places) Church, world, home
Row 3 Japan, Africa, India
Design Source Russian and Japanese clip art were redrawn with basic shapes. Shapes were then used to create the other figures
Bible Lesson Evangelism

Represents the people and the places where we spread the gospel. The center square is the message of the three angels to the world.

Creation Instructions
Quilt 4
Section Finished Size (inches)
Center 21 x 21 using (7 strips 21 x 3)
Border 7½ x 21 (sides, cut 2)
7½ x 36 (top, cut 2)
Special buttons Stars, bugs, fish, birds, flowers, fruit
Design Source Clip art and basic shapes and fill patterns
Bible Lesson Creation, marriage

The strips in the background represent the transition from grass to water to sky. You can change this by making the water in the shape of simple waves. Or you can vary the width of each strip.

 
Noah's Ark Instructions
Quilt 5
Section Finished Size (inches)
Center 22 x 22
Border 7 x 22 (sides, cut 2)
7 x 36 (top, cut 2)
Special buttons 4 large buttons for port holes, bugs, fish, birds
Design Source Clip art
Bible Lesson Noah's Ark
Variation 4 corners 7 x 7
7 x 22 (sides and top, cut 4)

If you put four corners in the quilt, you can applique four different symbols. Sun and dove on top, frog and fish at the bottom.

Make heart shaped rain drops. Use heart shaped buttons for some of these rain drops.

The Exodus Instructions
Quilt 6
Section Finished Size (inches)
Center 21 x 21 using (7 strips 21 x 3)
Border 7½ x 21 (sides, cut 2)
7½ x 36 (top, cut 2)
Special buttons Stars, hearts, bugs, fish, birds, flowers
Design Source Clip art. Train made with basic shapes
Bible Lesson Noah's ark and the exodus

The quilt can represent two stories.

The animals are arriving from all over the world to the Ark.

The animals are leaving on the Exodus by every means of transportation.
The line is held up by a little tricycle at the front.

 
Noah's Ark Wedding Instructions
Quilt 7
Section Finished Size (inches)
Center 20 x 20
Border 8 x 20 (sides, cut 2)
8 x 36 (top, cut 2)
Special buttons Flowers, hearts
Design Source Clip art
Bible Lesson Noah's Ark, marriage and family

This quilt can be used for a baby. Choose four animals that represent the information about the baby that you want to memorialize.

Time of Birth. The slow turtle tells the time.
Weight. The panda or elephant measures the weight.
Length. The giraffe measures the length
Date of Birth. The duck or stork gives the date of birth
Name. And the name is written on the heart.

Noah's Ark Special DeliveryInstructions
Quilt 7a
Section Finished Size (inches)
Center 21 x 21 or nine 7 x 7 squares
Border 7½ x 21 (sides, cut 2)
7½ x 36 (top, cut 2)
Special buttons Flowers, hearts, dove, sun
Design Source Clip art
Bible Lesson Noah's Ark

This quilt is perfect for a baby. You can customize it.

Time of Birth. The slow turtle tells the time.
Weight. The elephant measures the weight.
Length. The giraffe measures the length
Date of Birth. The stork gives the date of birth
Name. And the ark is named after the baby.

 
Baby Quilt Instructions
Quilt 8
Section Finished Size (inches)
Center 20 x 20
Border (inner) 3 x 20 (sides, cut 2)
3 x 26 (top, cut 2)
Border Variation
One border.
8x20 (sides, cut 2)
8x36 (top, cut 2)
Border (outer) 5 x 26 (sides, cut 2)
5 x 36 (top, cut 2)
Special buttons Hearts and toys
Design Source Card. Used basic shapes and free hand tools to draw designs
Bible Lesson Love

This quilt is perfect for a baby. You can customize it by writing the personal information on the five hearts..

Bear Hug Instructions
Quilt 9
Section Finished Size (inches)
Center Nine 7 x 7 squares
Center variation One square 21 x 21
Border 7½ x 21 (sides, cut 2)
7½ x 36 (top, cut 2)
Border Variation 7½ x 7½ Corners with hearts
7½ x 21 (sides and top, cut 4)
Special buttons Hearts, circles and bears
Design Source Bear, hearts and free style drawings
Bible Lesson Love. Children are from God

 
Hearts and Stars Instructions
Quilt 10
These quilts demonstrate how to increase the size of a quilt
Stars Quilt Finished Size (50 x 36 inches)
Center 21 x 28
Border 7½ x 35 (sides, cut 2)
7½ x 36 (top, cut 2)
Special buttons Hearts, stars, circles, geometric shapes
Design Source Heart and star shapes and fill effects patterns
Bible Lesson Christmas stars, love of God for all colors

Hearts Quilt Finished Size (43 x 36 inches)
Center 21 x 28
Border 7½ x 28 (sides, cut 2)
7½ x 36 (top, cut 2)
Special buttons Hearts, stars, circles, geometric shapes
Design Source Heart and star shapes and fill effects patterns
Bible Lesson Christmas stars, love of God for all colors

Quilt Variations

Finishing the Edges Instructions
Quilt
# Binding and Finishing Finish
1 ABatting
BBack
CBinding
FFront
QQuilt stitches
2 Back as binding Cut back layer three inches wider and fold over front to bind
3 Lace edge Sew lace between the layers
4 None Sew layers together
5 Single Sew separate binding on both layers
6 Lace trim No binding on edge. Sew lace trim along one of the internal borders
7 Piping Sew piping between the layers
8 Double binding Sew binding on edge with piping or lace as a second finish.
9 Lace trim and binding Sew binding or piping on edge. Sew lace trim along one of the internal borders
The quilt is finished with the front, back and the layer of batting between them. There are many ways to bind the edges of the layer together.

You can use the quilting stitch, tying or buttons to hold all three layers together throughout the body of the quilt.


Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled nor let it be fearful.   John 14: 27 Time: 30 minutes
Print: 8 pages
Copyright     Updated : February 23, 2004
Author: Laverna Patterson.   Editor:
These are original designs from Teachinghearts using Powerpoint.
All images were created by Laverna Patterson and are the property of teachinghearts.
Some clip art pictures were used as is to demonstrate the use of the product. Other clip art picture were redrawn using the powerpoint tools. If there is a copyright problem, the images will be recreated with other pictures that are similar. The idea is to use clip art and powerpoint to substitute for your inability to draw and to increase your design abilities.