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The Ombre Dutchman Lap or Nursery Quilt by V and Co.



Using a beautiful mix of ombre cottons designed Vanessa Christensen for Moda, she put this Dutchmen quilt together and shared every step along the way within this free quilting tutorial. Vanessa used ombre dyed fabric for this quilt, however you could just as easily use different shades of solid fabrics. If you love ombre fabric as much as I do, scroll down to the bottom where I have posted some online fabric shops to purchase it.  You can achieve the same overall fade-in and fade-out look for this quilt using either fabric design. Vanessa also offers some good quilting tips along the way with respect to seams and stitching locations to make it easier to quilt.

Click here to see how to sew this quilt!

Author, designer and sewing instructor, Vanessa Christenson is all about texture. With pressed faux pleats, twists, and other textured elements, her fresh, refined designs have made her popular on both Etsy and The Big Cartel. Her book Make It Sew Modern: Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture was published in January 2012 by Martingale & Co. A mother of four, Vanessa lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; her website, V and Co., lives at Texture. Proudly sponsored by Bernina

If you like the Dutchman quilt patterns there is another free PDF available at Craftsy by Mighty Distractible:


Dutchmen Puzzle Quilt Pattern - Free PDF

Shops that carry Ombre fabric as of the publishing date of this blog post:

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