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How To’s Day: Kaleidoscope Hang Time Quilt by Happy Quilting Designs

January 26th, 2016 by Camelot Fabrics

Hi everyone,





Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having an amazing one. If you’ve got a bit of the winter blues, today’s post will definitely brighten up your day!


Today’s How To’s Day is of our Hang Time Quilt by Happy Quilting Designs. This one features our Kaleidoscope collection, which is a whimsical and bright collection of festive confetti, lovely mandalas, and cool ikat prints in a purple, mint, and coral colorway. We just love the happiness that exudes from this collection, and thought it would be a perfect fit for Hang Time. We chose a gradation of color, which looks stunning within the intricate design.






Want to make your own Hang Time Quilt? Click MORE to see the full tutorial.

Collection Featured: Kaleidoscope by Camelot Design Studio
Project Designer: Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting Designs



– 2-1/2 yards of extra wide quilt batting (at least 80” wide)
– sewing machine & coordinating thread
– rotary cutter & mat
– fabric shears
– straight edge ruler & measuring tape
– straight pins
– fabric marker or pencil


– For best results, read through all instructions before beginning.
– WOF = width of fabric (42”)
– RST = right sides together
– Unless otherwise directed, sew all seams with an accurate 1/4” seam allowance, and press
seams open as you go.
– Please wash, dry & iron your fabric before beginning, and trim selvages.


Fabric A – Background
Cut (11) 6-1/2” x WOF strips – sub-cut (64) 6-1/2” squares.
Cut (7) 3-1/2” x WOF strips – sub-cut (32) 3-1/2” squares and (16) 3-1/2” x 9-1/2” rectangles.
Cut (4) 15-1/2” x WOF strips – sub-cut (40) 3-1/2” x 15-1/2” rectangles.

Fabric B – Sashing & Binding
Cut (3) 3-1/2” x WOF strips – sub-cut (25) 3-1/2” squares.
Cut (8) 2-1/2” x WOF strips for the Binding.

Fabrics C – F – Accent
Cut (4) 3-1/2” x WOF strips from each – sub-cut (48)
3-1/2” squares from each; (192) total.


Cut (2) 90” x WOF rectangles.



1. Draw a diagonal line through the center of (32) squares of each Accent fabric, on the Wrong Side as shown.

Make (32) from each Accent fabric.


2. Sew (2) matching squares to opposite corners of each 6-1/2” Background fabric square, RST, along their diagonal lines. Trim of the excess fabric, 1/4” from the seams as shown. Make (16) with each Accent fabric – (64) units total.


3. Sew a 3-1/2” Accent fabric square to a 3-1/2” Background fabric square as shown, and press the seam toward the Accent fabric.

Make (8) with each Accent fabric – (32) units total.


4. Sew (2) matching Accent squares to the end of a 3-1/2” x 9-1/2” Background rectangle as shown, and press the seams toward the Accent fabric.

Make (4) with each Accent fabric – (16) units total.


5. Sew matching units from Steps 1 & 2 in rows as shown.
Make (8) with each Accent fabric – (32) units total.


6. Sew matching rows from Step 5 together with a matching unit from Step 4, as shown, to complete the Blocks.
Make (4) with each Accent fabric – (16) Blocks total.




1. Sew the blocks together in matched rows of (4)as shown, with a 15-1/3” x 3-1/2” Background fabric rectangle on either side of each block.


Make (1) row featuring each Accent fabric – (4) rows total.


2. Sew (4) 15-1/2” x 3-1/2” Background fabric rectangles together in rows with (5) 3-1/2” Sashing fabric squares as shown.


Make (5) rows.


3. Sew the rows of blocks & sashing together top-to-bottom, referring to the quilt illustration on Page 1, to complete the quilt top.



1. Join the Binding fabric strips end-to-end and press to make the binding.
2. Join the Backing fabric rectangles along their 90” edges to make (1) 90” x 83” rectangle.
3. Layer the backing, batting & quilt top, with the fabrics’ Right Sides facing outward. Baste & quilt as desired.
4. Trim excess batting & backing, and bind.



We hope you have enjoyed this week’s tutorial. You can also find the free printout on our website. Let us know what projects you have been working on!! Have a fantastic day!





Happy Sewing!

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