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Monday, October 25, 2021

The Dottie Quilt Tutorial

Dottie was designed by Moda. It uses Jelly Rolls or you can cut your own 2-1/2" x WOF strips.

The quilt in the pattern uses 36 blocks and finishes at 72" square. Since I'm not a fan of square quilts, mine finishes at 72" x 84" and uses 42 blocks. The blocks are 12" finished. The image below is from QuiltPro. I use this software to quickly test quilt sizes and block placement.

Get the Pattern -- Download Pattern Dottie by Moda


For each block you will need:
  • One 2-1/2" x WOF strip of accent fabric
  • One 2-1/2" x WOF strip of background fabric
  • Two 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles of background fabric.
I used a Jelly Roll called Christmas Morning designed by Lella Boutique from Moda, The background fabric is Grunge Basics Composition White designed by BasicGrey from Moda.

The instructions below are a summary of the steps in the pattern Refer to the pattern for more detailed instructions and diagrams.

Piecing the Block

1.  Start by sewing one accent strip to one background strip. Press to the accent fabric. To see how to sew strip sets, take a look at the video below.

2. Next, cut the strip into the following segments:

  • 8 @ 2-1/2"
  • 4 @ 4-1/2"
3.  Using the 2-1/2" segments and the 2 background pieces piece the units shown below:

Make three 4-patch units (I pressed the seams open) and two corner square units (I pressed toward the background fabric.

4.  Lay out all the units to make one block.

The block diagram in the pattern shows the direction to press the seams. Next you will piece the rows then piece the rows together. The video below shows How I pieced the block and how I laid out the blocks.

Here are some pictures of the finished quilt. Well, finished except for the binding.

Materials Used

  • Jelly Roll -  Christmas Morning designed by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
  • Grunge Basics Composition White
  • Batting: Warm & White by Warm Products
  • Backing: Blossom Black and White Wide Back designed by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Designs
  • Quilting pattern:  Twist and Turn designed by Andi Rudebusch and purchased from
  • Quilting Thread: Glide thread color White.
Happy Quilting!

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