Kennel Quilts

As I wait for my Island Batik box of goodies, I made some kennel quilts 12″ x 18″ with all cotton batting and fabrics. Since it’s close to Valentine’s Day, I started with some Valentine fabric and dog paw print fabric that I had in my stash. I also used a little “pop” of black print fabric using the technique I described in my February newsletter.

Here is a close up of the “pop”.


How did I get that 1/4″ “pop” so even? I cut a 1″ strip of back fabric (my fabric reads black even though it has a print on it).  I stitch the fabric to the paw print fabric using 1/4″ seam allowance.

Press the towards the “pop” and not the paw print.

With right sides together add border fabric which is my valentine fabric.

Turn the fabrics so you can see the 1/4″ seam facing you.

Using your 1/4″ foot, stitch using the left part of your foot along the stitching line.  The extra pop fabric can be trimmed after stitching.

I find this technique easier than the flange for adding a straight pop of color.

Let me know what you think.


Here’s another sample:

Then I made 2 more kennel quilts from Island Batik fabric which I could wait to stitch!

Happy quilting,

Linda Ramrath


About inspiredlayerslinda

I was an Island Batik Ambassador for 2017. I enjoyed the challenge of designing new quilt patterns with this very special batik fabric collections. I teach free motion quilting via my Youtube videos and Doodle of the Month program which anyone can sign up for by sending me an email requesting to be added to the list. I enjoy transforming fabric into unique quilts, t-shirts into memory quilts, and photos to wall art. I joined Toastmasters to find my voice and learn to share my quilts and stories with others.
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