Make a Doodle Quilt
Beginner | 56 min 42 sec
Break free from traditional quilting and enter the world of improvisational art quilts. Annabel Wrigley is a textile designer, author, and modern quilter, and she shares her tips and techniques for sewing one of her colorful and iconic doodle quilts. There is no pattern or template needed - you will be doodling your very own unique quilt design. Annabel teaches you how to draw and create a template, choose fabric colors, and appliqué with monofilament thread. You'll then straight-line quilt and finish your wall-hanging with a facing. Gather up all your fabric scraps in your favorite hues, because you are about to make something really special.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Aurifil, Sulky, or Superior threads clear monofilament thread
  • Neutral thread/thread that matches background fabric
  • Heat and Bond lite fusible interfacing
  • Pellon tracing cloths or another pattern tracing paper material
  • Shape flex
  • Pellon SF101 fusible interfacing
  • Frixion erasable pen
  • Black fine tip sharpie
  • Various solid color fat quarters for doodle shapes
  • 36" x 36” piece of solid fabric for background
  • 36” x 36” piece of solid fabric for backing
  • 36” x 36” piece of thin batting
  • 12" x 44" or equivalent of solid fabric for facing
  • Sewing machine with walking foot
  • Microtex sharp needles
  • Scotch or washi tape
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Ironing spray
  • Scissors
  • Seam ripper (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Make an improvisational doodle quilt
  • Choose coordinating fabric colors
  • Make your own appliqué template
  • Appliqué a design
  • Add layers to your appliqués
  • Straight-line quilt
  • Create a facing for your quilt

What you'll get:
  • Step-by-step instructions from Annabel Wrigley showing on how to make her signature doodle quilt
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
217 users recommended this class to a friend
Lelia Stokes Weinstein
My experience was that the glue holding the doodles to the base layer made too stiff a piece of cloth for my taste. The instructions were superb.
January 14
Olivia Hare
Loved it!
November 25, 2022
Kirsten Love
I have long admired Annabel Wrigley's quilts. How cool to learn from her. Excellent lesson.
October 28, 2022