Elephant & I Quilt and Pillow Pattern

Elephant and I Quilt and Pillow Pattern

  • Product Description

    Jennifer Sampou ––  
    Stitch a scrap-friendly quilt and pillow inspired by Jennifer Sampou’s travels to Thailand.

    The best-selling fabric designer pairs paper-pieced and appliquéd motifs with a background of easy-to-sew strips. Gender-neutral and customizable, this artistically modern design is a definite showpiece. The full-size pattern includes complete instructions to make a quilt and a matching pillow. Proceeds from the sale of this pattern will be donated to Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, whose mission is to provide a rescue and rehabilitation center for elephants.

    • Unique, gender-neutral design with full-size patterns
    • Soft background with a splash of vibrant color
    • Paper-pieced, appliquéd elephant and person motifs


    Yardage is based on 42˝-wide fabric.

    • Colorful fabric scraps (for appliqué): 30–40 pieces of fabric, at least 5˝ × 8˝ each (I used my Studio Stash yarn dyes, Kona solids, and a few simple prints from my Color:FULL collection. Because this quilt design was inspired by an experience I had in Thailand, I also added a few Thai silks I brought home.)
    • Light- to medium-value neutrals (for background): 1/8–1/2 yard each of 11 different fabrics, to total approximately 31/2 yards (I used 4 different prints, 3 yarn dyes, and 4 different whites / light solids.)
    • Heavy twine: 8 pieces 7˝ long for tail
    • Tracing paper or foundation paper: (I like Carol Doak’s Foundation Paper for this project.)
    • Lightweight fusible interfacing: 1/4 yard (I used Wonder-Under.)
    • School glue stick
    • Binding: 3/8 yard
    • Backing: 33/8 yards
    • Batting: 58˝ × 64˝ (I used lightweight 100% cotton batting.)


    (Wholesale minimum: 3 units.)

    Stash Books    
    16p + pattern sheet, color   
    6 x 9 3/4    
    ISBN: 978-1-61745-095-2    
    UPC: 734817-800668

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