Monday, July 15, 2013

My Father''s World - Adventures Quilt

We have been working hard to finish up our remembrance quilt for this year.
We are using My Father's World - Adventures in US History.
We used the Cricut to cut the state shapes.
Before cutting fabric on the Cricut, I always apply Heat N Bon Ultra to the back of the fabric.  This does two things 1) allows the fabric to stick easier to the Cricut mat and 2) turns the fabric into an iron-on applique.
So we cut and cut and cut and cut.
Then ironed and ironed and ironed.
We ended up with the New Elgland states running off the fabric and we forgot to cut Hawaii and North Carolina.
But for the most part our cut and applique process is finished.  We actually did not have enough fabric and Heat N Bond left to finish the states.  So a trip to Hobby Lobby and an Amazon order is need to finish up tat process.
Paper template

Preparing a Cricut mats with the fabric

Cricut mat ready to cut

Cut states going into each kid's project box.


Stages of applique



  1. You do the coolest projects with your kids, Jen! This looks so neat!

  2. That is amazing! What a fun way to remember their year with Adventures!

  3. Came across your blog through Pinterest! :) I'm curious where you got the templates for each state, to fit them together so well?? I love this idea! It would be a great home-ec project for my daughter!!

    1. We used the cartridge called "50 States " from the Cricut.

  4. I love this idea! My daughter is starting Adventures this next school term and this will be something fun that she would enjoy doing. Thanks for sharing.


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