Airmail Envelope Quilt - Part 1

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Posted by Shari on April 12th, 2015

Airmail Envelope Quilt - Part 1:  Fabric Requirements
Hello!  I am Pat from Life in the Scrapatch blog and I am so happy to share this quilt and tutorial with you.  Thanks to Bear Creek Quilting Company for sponsoring this quilt tutorial and hosting me.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
This envelope block and quilt was designed by me and inspired by this bright and happy fabric:  Airmail from Moda Fabrics by Eric and Julie Comstock.

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
I saw this fabric and the image of an envelope quilt block popped into my head.  I researched envelope blocks online and did not find the same block that my quilty muse wanted to make so I sewed a test block of scrap fabric and then used EQ6 to design the block and layout of my quilt. 

I love this quilt!

Here is my four part tutorial if you would like to make this quilt, too...

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Airmail Envelope Quilt Fabric Requirements:

  • Blocks:  1 - Airmail Fat Quarter Bundle

  • Background:  1 3/4 yards Airmail Cupid Arrows Multi

  • Border:  1 yard Airmail Postage Love Red

  • Binding:  1/2 yard Kona Solid Cardinal

  • Backing:  3 1/2 yards Airmail Happy Mail Cloud

  • Batting:  52 inches by 60 inches

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
  • Thread:  Mako Cotton by Aurifil

My FAVORITE thread!

Quilt Layout:
Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Quilt Size:  47 inches by 55 inches

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Airmail Envelope Block:  6 inches finished; 30 blocks

Coming Soon:

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Part 2:  Sewing The Blocks

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Part 3:  Piecing The Top

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Part 4:  Quilting and Finishing

Airmail Envelope Quilt Tutorial
Pat at Life in the Scrapatch
"Airmail Envelope Quilt" Tutorial was designed and created for Bear Creek Quilting Company by Pat from Life in the Scrapatch.
Fabric used in this tutorial is from Airmail  by Eric & Julie Comstock for Moda.
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  • 1. Posted by Connie Martin on August 24th, 2015 at 8:15 p.m.
    So want to make thos in honor of my late father in law who retired from the Post Office after a career in the Air Force.
  • 2. Posted by tea on April 19th, 2015 at 2:59 p.m.
    Very Cute!
  • 3. Posted by Joan on April 14th, 2015 at 8:23 a.m.
    Oh my this is just too cute! What a fun one to participate in!
  • 4. Posted by Carol on April 13th, 2015 at 7:50 a.m.
    I love everything Pat makes and this one is just beautiful!
  • 5. Posted by marilyn on April 12th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
    I love the fabric in this quilt. Can hardly wait for Lesson Two so I can get started. Thanks!!!
  • 6. Posted by Dorian on April 12th, 2015 at 4:11 p.m.
    Such a fun quilt! Looking forward to your tutorial Pat. That envelope block looks great :) I like they way you quilted it to.
  • 7. Posted by Pat on April 12th, 2015 at 10:51 a.m.
    Thank you, Shari, for the opportunity to share this quilt and tutorial! I hope your readers enjoy ... :) Pat