biscuit quilt puff quilt quilting

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Puff quilts or biscuit quilts are very special quilts and they’re very easy to make as I’ll demonstrate.

You can  make different size biscuits, just adjust to your preference.

For the filling I used some polyester filling though you could use batting scraps either in cotton or wool.

This can be an upcycling project. Flannel shirts would be perfect for this project.

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My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

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Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.

As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

How to make a puff or biscuit quilt part 1


  1. A really great way to upcycle! I particularly liked your edge finish with the backing fabric. I tried this finish on a bed coverlet project. The only difference in how I did it was to sew opposite sides rather than go around the whole perimeter. So I did the crosswise grain first on top & bottom and then the lengthwise grain edges on each side. The reason being the crosswise “stretch” a bit more while the lengthwise are more stable, helping to prevent any puckering when you come to finish the corners. As always thank you for your inspired quilting ideas and techniques.

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  2. I made one of these for my niece back in the seventies, I used my cotton summer dresses from previous years – It was when fabric shops were plentiful and lots of fun fabrics – I backed it with canvas that had nursery rhyme characters on it. When my niece out grow it, my sister used it to wrap around her hot water tank !!

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