Free Project – Old Fisherman Lap Rug

This detailed, bold and masculine laprug/wallhanging will be a welcome addition to any fisherman’s house.  Choose your favourite fabrics from your stash (I actually used Christmas fabrics for this one, and it blends perfectly).

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Finished Size

38” square (97cm)

Requirements

  • 65cm of seeded homespun
  • 1m Green fabric (blocks + border +binding
  • 60cm Yellow (blocks + border)
  • 25cm Red (blocks)
  • 25cm Blue (blocks)
  • 25cm Tan (blocks)
  • Gone Fishing designs by Julie Hall Designs
  • Embroidery Threads to match your project (or see colour sheet with Gone finishing
  • designs)
  • Tearaway stabiliser
  • 1m fabric for backing
  • 1m wadding
  • Neutral coloured sewing thread
  • Matboard, Rotary Cutter, Ruler
  • ¼” sewing foot

Instructions

  1. Take the seeded homespun, and cut into 4 x 12” blocks
  2. Using a tear away stabiliser, embroider the designs for the quilt into the block.
  3. Trim all 4 embroidered blocks to 11 1/8” square.
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  4. From the green, yellow, blue and red fabrics, cut a strip 8 ¾” long
  5. From the strip, cut 1 squares 8 ¾”
  6. Cut the squares into triangles across both diagonals – leaving you with 4 triangles.
  7. From the tan fabric, but 1 strips 8 ¾” long
  8. Cut the squares into triangles across both diagonals – leaving you with 12 triangles.
  9. Using the picture below, begin stitching the blue, green, yellow and red fabrics to the tan to form large triangles. Press
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  10. Attach the large triangles to the embroidered diamonds to form 4 large squares.
  11. Join the squares together, being careful to match the join points.
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  12. From the yellow fabric, cut 4 2½” strips. Join
  13. Working first with the top and bottom, and then on the two sides, join strips of the yellow to the quilt. Press.
  14. From the green fabric, cut 4 x 4” strips. Join
  15. Working first with the top and bottom, and then on the two sides, join strips of  green fabric to the quilt. Press
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  16. You are now ready to add wadding and backing, to your quilt, and quilt as you please. I chose to ditch stitch through all of the blocks along the join lines, and then use the borders to create an echo quilting outline, in a diamond pattern. It is also at this stage that you can add a rod pocket if you plan on using this as a wall hanging.

Enjoy

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