Check out this tips for how to find quilt patterns in Cricut Design Space and how to use the Riley Blake Quilt Kit with the Cricut Maker.
When Cricut said they wanted to showcase the Riley Blake quilt kits and quilt patterns I was so excited to participate. The first thing I did was pick out a quilt kit. I decided to go with the Christmas themed one, Comfort and Joy, because it’s so cute. And because I wanted to make a Christmas quilt for my couch this year, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
Nex,t I went to look for a pattern that would showcase the fabric. Each of the quilt kits come with pictures of four quilts in the prints of the kit. You can do one of those or you can choose any of the others. Be mindful of your kit size. Some are throws and some are baby quilts. So depending on your kit and chosen pattern you may or may not have enough fabric.
To find the quilt patterns go to the projects page in Cricut design space and in the drop-down box where it says “All Categories” you can scroll down and choose “Riley Blake Designs”. It will pull up all of the Riley Blake quilt patterns.
The Comfort and Joy kit is a throw size so I looked at the throw size patterns. I debated between Big Star throw, Maze throw, and Sew Many Squares throw. I settled on the Maze throw because I thought it would look perfect with the Christmas printed fabric. I like that the bigger rectangles give you a good-sized chunk of the fabric to see the print.
Once you choose your pattern you can click on it and a box will pop up to tell you about it. It gives you the skill level, timeline, the description, the finished size, and your supply list.
If you scroll down it also gives you how to cut your fabric for the Cricut Maker and what fabric goes on which cutting may. So when you get to the cutting process you are able to cut each of the prints the right size.
If you scroll down to the very bottom there is a link to a PDF for the assembly. When you click that it gives you a more detailed instruction on how to lay out your fabric as well as how to assemble the blocks.
Now that my pattern is chosen and I have my quilt kit I’m ready to start cutting my pieces out. The Cricut rotary cutting mat and acrylic ruler make this super easy.
Did you know that the Cricut acrylic ruler is 12 in wide? So it’s super easy to cut down your fabric into 12 inch wide strips for your Cricut Maker fabric cutting mat.
The rotary cutting mat also has blue lines at the 12-inch marks to help make it easy as well. Plus the mat is a nice color.
I also love that the cutting mat has little pluses that line up with the pluses in the acrylic ruler so that you can make sure that your ruler and mat are completely lined up.
Not everything is included in the quilt kit. You will need to buy fabric for the backing. You need a piece 52″ x 70″ coordinating fabric for the backing. You can either buy fabric that is extra wide for the backing or you can piece it so it’s big enough. But we’ll get to that later.
I’m so excited to get started on this quilt. I hope you’ll tune in next week to see the progress.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.