Mini Quilt for St. Patrick's Day
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Mini Quilt for St. Patrick’s Day with Machine Embroidery

St. Patrick’s Mini Quilt

finished mini quilt

with Machine Embroidery

designed by Melanie Call

Create a St. Patrick’s mini quilt to display on your door or wall to bring a little luck into your life! This St. Patrick’s quilt featured machine embroidery in the center block, but hand embroidery or free-motion quilting is just as pretty as the focal point. Grab the Luck ‘O the Irish Poly Sparkle 6-pack of threads and choose an openwork embroidery design to add hints of metallic to the piece. Sulky 30 wt. Blendables™ thread is great for adding different colors to the quilting stitches, too. You’ll be able to complete this mini quilt in no time! It also makes a great gift.


materials for St. Patrick's Day mini quilt

Machine Embroidery Design:

Fabric Requirements:


Follow the instructions (on the Sulky Free Project Page) to embroider the center fabric panel using Sulky Stiffy™ stabilizer. If using Poly Sparkle for the embroidery, choose a 90/14 needle to ensure the 30 wt. thread has enough room to groove in the needle eye.

St. patrick's Day Mini Quilt with machine embroidery

A solid fabric or fabric with a subtle print is great for the center block, as it doesn’t compete with the pretty embroidery.

Mix and match green print fabrics paired with a white or cream print. Metallic fabric accents go with the Poly Sparkle embroidery thread well, and aren’t difficult to find this time of year!

fabrics for St. Patrick's Day quilt

Have fun making HSTs (half-square triangles) for the corners of the mini quilt. Arrange the finished square blocks in a pinwheel pattern or as desired.


making half square triangles for quilt

After the St. Patrick’s Day Mini Quilt top is complete, make the quilt sandwich. Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive is helpful to smooth the layers without having to hand- or pin-baste.


After creating the quilt sandwich, decide on the quilting plan. Because this is a mini quilt, you can really have fun by experimenting with different quilting techniques. Keep it simple and quilt-in-the-ditch using Sulky 30 wt. Threads. Or drop the feed dogs and free-motion quilt over the entire top, keeping the embroidery free from stitches. Sulky 30 wt. Blendables Thread is a great choice to bring in random color changes across the mini quilt top. Be sure to use the 90/14 needle here, too!

Sulky Blendables thread for Quilting

After quilting is complete, bind the mini quilt in the method of your choice.

Hang it proudly in your home and let the leprechauns in for joy and trickery!

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I am the Director of Content for Sulky of America. The former Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, I hosted Sew it All TV on PBS for nine seasons. I've appeared on It's Sew Easy on PBS, DIY Network's Uncommon Threads, Hallmark's Marie Osmond Show, MacPhee Workshop and more! Come sew with me!