It wouldn’t be National Quilting Month without a visit from our favorite quilting mascot, Chuck the Duck! He is always here to offer words…ahem, quacks of encouragement, and a helpful hint or two. This week, we are sewing up a fun, flat-ish version of Chuck just in time for spring.
To get started, download the FREE Chuck the Duck printable HERE! Follow along with Misty as she shows us how to create one of these soft, fabric friends. Watch the replay of our Missouri Star Live Video below:
- Chuck the Duck printable
- Fabric. Feel free to grab any you would like, but we used the Windowsill Garden line by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman for the floral body and a small piece of solid black fabric for the wings and eyes and a tiny bit of solid orange fabric for the noses.
- Shark Applicutter
- Download the Chuck the Duck printable HERE. Not a fan of Chuck? No worries! You can create any shape you would like. We think this would look super cute as a dog, cat or even a bunny if you are wanting a spring creation. 🙂
- Cut out the duck outline, nose, eye, and wing. Just follow along the black lines on the template.
- Fold your fabric right sides together before tracing the Chuck outline on the wrong side of the fabric. Keeping both layers together, carefully cut around Chuck using the Shark Applicutter or a pair of fabric scissors.
- Repeat the process for both the nose, wings, folding fabric right sides together. If you would rather cut one piece at a time, just be sure to reverse the template for one of the cuts for each of the elements, including the body.
- Attach the wings, noses and eyes to a piece of fusible.
- Peel off the backing of the fusible and attach to the Chuck the Duck body.
- Start sewing! To give this doll the charming, rustic look, we top stitched around the right sides, so that the stitches show. (If this isn’t your style, feel free to sew the right sides together and leave an opening to pull right sides out before filling.) Be sure to leave an opening so it can be stuffed.
- Fill up Chuck with a bit of Poly-Fil. Be careful not to overstuff, since it is a flat doll.
- Finish top stitching, and you have your very own Chuck the Duck flat doll!
Have fun sewing, friends! Be sure to share your creations with us on Facebook and Instagram throughout National Quilting Month using #makesomethingtoday and #msqcshowandtell!