ABC Quilt

One of my grandsons is obsessed with the alphabet. He is autistic and incredibly bright. He began reciting the alphabet before he was a year old and was reading by age 2!

For his birthday this summer, I’m making him an ABC quilt. I’m using the AccuQuilt GO! Carefree Alphabet die. There are free embroidery designs on their site that can be downloaded.

That meant I needed to get all the blocks done before leaving AZ, since my embroidery machine lives there.

I’m no expert on machine embroidery. I like to use Sulky Self Adhesive Tear Away stabilizer. It might not be the best for this project. After finishing one letter, I cut a piece of stabilizer to cover the hole and do the next letter. I replace the base layer from time to time. Beware, this is a quick and dirty method and your mileage may vary.

After placing fabric in the hoop, the design stitches an outline so you know where to place the die cut letter. Note: I put fusible web on the back of the fabric before cutting the letters out.

I like this little clover iron for fusing the letters down.

Then it goes back in the machine for the satin stitch.

Far from perfect, but I can live with this.

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Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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