My Very First Collage Quilt

Collage quilts are made by layering small pieces of fabric to make a design in an artistic fashion and are surprisingly forgiving.

Materials I Used – Collage Quilt

– Pattern template – Fabric scraps  – Lightbox – Ironing board – Fusible product – Iron – Baking parchment – Thread – Scissors – Collage base – Batting – Backing fabric

Step 1: Print your Reference Design

The first thing you’ll need to do is choose the design you want to make into a fabric collage and print it out or draw it to a real-life scale of how big you want the collage quilt to be.

Step 2: Tracing the Pattern

I pinned a cheap cotton fabric to the paper printout to use as my foundation fabric and set it on top of my light box to trace the design on top of the fabric.

Once my outline was finished, I cut out the excess white fabric so that I was left with just the collage design outline.

Step 3: Cut Out the Pattern

Step 4: Sorting Scraps & Treating with Fusible

The fusible is used so that you can stick each small piece of fabric down in place and it won’t move around before you stitch it.

I seperated my fabrics into piles of colors based on the image I was trying to recreate. Where I found I was missing a color I used the Steam-a-Seam 2 on the back of scraps from my other scrap bins.

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