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Darcy Ashton's daughter, Claire is the inspiration for Claire's Cats Volume 1. Included are easy, one piece patterns for quilts, wall hangings and runners. Directions for hand appliqué, embroidery and machine appliqué are described in detail.

Claire's Cats, Volume 2 by Darcy Ashton is dedicated to her daughter, Claire, who named the 35 cats and 12 mice in this book. Instructions included are needle turn appliqué, hand embroidery and fusible web appliqué as well as transferring the designs to fabric.

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Claire's Cats
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35 Cats + Mice & Butterflies

Author: Darcy Ashton
Pages: 48
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
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Claire's Cats
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35 Cats + Mice & Friends

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Volume 1

Introduction

This is the first book in the series. Included are one piece cat patterns to make into:

  • Bed Quilts
  • Embroidered Quilts
  • Wall Hangings
  • Runners

Instruction Page
Instruction Page

From the Author

This book series is named for and dedicated to my daughter Claire. Claire was just six years old when this book was first published in 2003 and she has grown up so fast. I will never forget how she followed me around while I chose the fabrics for these quilts, giving me her expert opinion on color. She is the one that made up all the names for these cats. Some are the names of our pets, or the pets of other family members. Others came right out of her little head.

I hope you enjoy sewing these easy, one piece patterns as much as Claire and I did.

 

Examples
Examples

Table of Contents

 
Hand Appliqué Instructions 2
Embroidery Diagrams 3
Machine Appliqué Instructions 3
Claire's Cats -76" x 100" Bed Quilt 4-5
Christopher's Mice - 29" x 34" Embroidered Quilt 6-7
Sockit - 14" x 42" Lap quilts 8-10
While the Cats Sleep - 24" x 40" Runners 11
Frisky Kitty - 35" Square Baby Quilt 12
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Cat Appliqué Patterns 14-48

inside cover page
Inside Cover Page

back cover
Back Cover

Pattern Example
Pattern Example

Example
Example

Example
Example

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Appliqué Ideas and Helpful Hints

Instruction Page
Instruction Page

All of the patterns in this book can be stitched with embroidery, rather than appliqué. It is easy and fun to do.

Trace the pattern directly to the background square with a pencil and stitch over the top of the markings, concealing them.

When the block is quilted, outline the embroidered animal directly over the stitching with a clear monofilament thread.

Then quilt very tightly in the background area allowing the animal to "poof up". This adds extra interest and dimension to your project and keeps it from looking flat.

Back Cover Quilt
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Instruction Page Quilt
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Hand and Machine Appliqué Instructions12
Cat Patterns14
Mouse Patterns49
Made with Love
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My Big Orange Cat
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52
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