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Crazy Quilt Salamander


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Main supplies:

  • Assorted fabrics – different colors and textures
  • Coats and Clark thread
  • Black construction paper

Basic Supplies:

  • Sewing machine
  • Elmer’s® Clear School Glue
  • Scissors
  • Yellow pencil
  • Iron and ironing board

Salamander Pattern (PDF)


1.  Cut fabrics in 1 ½” to 2” wide strips by 8” long.
2.  Sew the strips with the right sides together. The strips can be positioned at a slight angle, but keep stitching straight.
3.  Sew enough strips together until it measures approximately 10” long.  Sew strips at different angle for a crazy quilt effect. Press flat with an iron.
4.  Use the amphibian shape pattern provided. Trace around it using a yellow pencil onto black construction paper and cut it out.
5.  Apply glue to the back of the construction paper. Lay the fabric on the back of the paper. Press in place. Allow to dry. Lay something heavy on top while drying to hold it firmly in place.
6.  Trim the fabric if needed.
7.  Glue another sheet of black construction paper on the back to give it a finished look.

Coats and Clark


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