fusion crochet quilt

Hello friends,

I came across the cutest idea last week! Someone had made very simple quilt squares and then attached them with a bit of crochet! I thought it was so cute that I had to to go searching for tutorials, ideas, and more photos of course~you know how I get when something excites me! I did discover that someone had done a tutorial and sewalong on this way back in 2012 or so…who knew? So if you have seen it before, apologies, if not, HEY, this is so cool!

So first some photos of what I’m talking about….maybe you know exactly of what I speak, but maybe you think I’m completely nuts 🙂

https://sewingdaisies.com.au/2012/01/tutorial-kaffe-fusion-blanket/

https://thegreendragonfly.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/crochet-and-fabric-quilt/https://www.quiltingintherain.com/2016/03/high-tea-crochet-quilt.htmlhttps://thewhoot.com/crochet/fabric-crochet-quiltInteresting, don’t you agree?? So I did a little bit of research and tried to figure out how in the heck you would attach the crochet to the cotton and the best way that I found was that you will start with a quilted square ( more on that in a bit), and then blanket stitch around that square, and then attach your crochet to that blanket stitch edge. Yes, a little bit of work, but look at the gorgeous results!

Now before you think “I don’t crochet so this is not for me”, WHOA there Nelly! I don’t crochet either…I mean, I can do a very simple crochet stitch and I understand the very basics, but don’t come at me with all those abbreviations! So what I’m saying is that if I can do it, you can too ;).

So to prove that we can all do it, I thought I would make a very simple trial block which I am hoping to share with you next week. This week I got to spend 0 hours in my quilt room due to some long overdue house renos ( photos of that next week too 😉 ).

In my search for tutes and photos, I did find all these sites that talked about crocheted quilts and projects so I’m including them so you can visit and get inspired and more information!

https://sewingdaisies.com.au/2012/01/tutorial-kaffe-fusion-blanket/

https://thegreendragonfly.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/crochet-and-fabric-quilt/

https://www.quiltingintherain.com/2016/03/high-tea-crochet-quilt.html

https://thewhoot.com/crochet/fabric-crochet-quilt

http://ancaswelt.blogspot.com/2014/05/greengatemarmeladeund.html

This is a great tutorial on how to make a pretty scalloped edge with crochet so I wanted to share it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=131&v=3G2YLfyQGvs&feature=emb_logo

And finally, I found this video in case you would like to start with a small, non-quilty project! And don’t forget, you could also make placemats, coasters, or hot pads in the same way!

 

Have fun with it and let me know what you think!

Until next time~happy creating!

Monique

18 thoughts on “fusion crochet quilt

  1. I handquilted some blocks out of handkerchiefs and my daughter bordered them with crochet. I think we put it together but for the life of me I have no idea what we did with it. I am going to have to go back through photos to see if we ever finished it or if we gave it away. Hmmm, looks like my plans of doing nothing for today have turned into an all out seach!

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    1. Monique…Years ago a cutting blade was made with little spikes for the 45 mm rotary cutter. I still have two that have never been used and are in original packages. http://www.edgeperfectblade.com and sold by Great Copy Patterns, Racine, WI 53408-5329. These might have been used to create the holes in which to crochet. I can send you one if you send me your address again. I’m the lady that sent you the Peter Rabbit tins.

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      1. Hi Linda, I did see those online but wasn’t sure they wouldn’t make too big of a hole that would unravel in cotton? Anyway, you are so sweet to offer to send one to me and I thank you for the thought.

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      2. Monique…it just popped into my head that these blades were used on fleece , and then crocheted around. You may be right about the holes not working on cotton.

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  2. I did that using Lori Holts free tutorial and made pot holders crocheting a scallop edge around them, made square and round ones using mini charm squares and leftover cotton dishcloth yarn. So cute… Great for gifts.

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  3. I’ve really wanted to learn how to do a crochet edge for pillows and other small projects, but I don’t know a thing about how to crochet. Thanks for the links I will check them out:)

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