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Zoey’s Zoo Pattern & Tutorial + GIVEAWAY!

Looking for a fun, colorful pattern to make use of all your favorite Timeless basics, bright geos and novelty prints?

Look no further than Sassafras Lane DesignsZoey’s Zoo pattern, released earlier this year!

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Each of the four appliqué options (all included in the pattern) features fun prints and bright blenders, all by Timeless Treasures. Fabrics from Under the Stars, Sketch Dot, and Mini Series make bold background & backing appearances as well!

Never tried appliqué before? It’s time to learn how, so you can make these FABULOUS quilts for the little ones.
Shayla and Kristy, the mother-daughter duo behind Sassafras Lane, put together an easy-to-follow tutorial just for you.

We’re also doing a GIVEAWAY for a fat quarter bundle of our new Jazz Basic, plus a copy of the Zoey’s Zoo pattern to get you started! Details below the tutorial.

Let’s appliqué!

Gather what you will need: fusible webbing, fabric, marker, reversed appliqué pattern, matching threads, sharp fabric scissors, sewing machine and iron.

STEP 1: Gather what you will need: fusible webbing, fabric, marker, reversed appliqué pattern, matching threads, sharp fabric scissors, sewing machine and iron.

Trace the appliqué pattern onto the paper side of the fusible webbing.

STEP 2: Trace the appliqué pattern onto the paper side of the fusible webbing.

STEP 3: Cut out the traced pieces leaving at least ¼” around all edges.

STEP 3: Cut out the traced pieces leaving at least ¼” around all edges.

STEP 4: Iron the traced pieced onto the wrong side of the fabrics that coordinate.

STEP 4: Iron the traced pieced onto the wrong side of the fabrics that coordinate.

STEP 5: Using your sharp fabric scissors, cut out the pieces along the traced lines.

STEP 5: Using your sharp fabric scissors, cut out the pieces along the traced lines.

STEP 6: Peel the paper off the back of the pieces. Make sure the shiny webbing stays on the fabric.

STEP 6: Peel the paper off the back of the pieces. Make sure the shiny webbing stays on the fabric.

STEP 7: Layer the pieces onto the background fabric. Arrange everything how you want it and fuse it down with a hot iron.

STEP 7: Layer the pieces onto the background fabric. Arrange everything how you want it and fuse it down with a hot iron.

STEP 8: Using a blanket stitch or zigzag, sew along the edges of the appliqué, catching the fabric edge. I love the look of a blanket stitch (used here) but if the project will get lots of wear and love, a zigzag will last longer.

STEP 8: Using a blanket stitch or zigzag, sew along the edges of the appliqué, catching the fabric edge. I love the look of a blanket stitch (used here) but if the project will get lots of wear and love, a zigzag will last longer. 

STEP 9: Switch threads until you’ve stitched down all the appliqué pieces.

STEP 9: Switch threads until you’ve stitched down all the appliqué pieces.

You're done! Now pat yourself on the back and admire your beautiful work!

You’re done! Now pat yourself on the back and admire your beautiful work!

Enter the giveaway below! Update 8/1 – This giveaway has ended and the winner has been contacted.

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Here are a few more photos of the irresistible designs you’ll find included in the Zoey’s Zoo pattern. Let the bold colors and fun fabrics inspire your own version, or head to your local quilt shop to find the same fabrics, and make your quilt match the designer’s!

Look for Sassafras Lane Designs patterns at your local quilt shop, or on their website here.

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These bindings really pop! Check out these Must-Haves to inspire your own.

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Penguin backing from Frozen Kisses.

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Check out these beautiful quilting textures.

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Hi Mr. Penguin! Kids cannot resist these adorable designs.

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Have fun with your Zoey’s Zoo appliqué, and good luck in the giveaway!

6 replies
  1. VickiT
    VickiT says:

    I just love every one of these. That lion is super cute and the eyes on all of them are so adorable.

  2. Angela R
    Angela R says:

    I need one of these badly, can’t wait to go buy my fabric and start my next project. Whoop! Whoop!

  3. Michele T
    Michele T says:

    OMG!!! These are so stinkin’ cute!!! I can’t decide which one is my favorite… I love each one equally!!! I need to make two baby quilts and this pattern would be perfect!!

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