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Grandmother’s Flower Garden

See Betty’s Project Below
See Judy’s project Below.

More Layouts Below

My Grandmother’s Flower Garden (GMFG) quilts are made using the New Hoop ‘N’ Quilt technique. This method does NOT require fusible, batting in the hoop, or cutting fabric in the hoop.  There is no piecing in the hoop. It makes an “impossible” quilt possible.

The finished quilts are not stiff or bulky in any way. Rather, they lay flat, feel soft, draping like a quilt made with more traditional techniques.  What’s more, they are wonderful to use as a bed covers, lap cover, or sofa comforter, as they drape about you like any quilt in which you would bundle up for warmth.

Of course, a sleeve can be added to the backside should you wish to hang your quilt on the wall for viewing. And still they can be made into smaller projects as well.

Wrap up somone you love in your New Hoop ‘N’ Quilt Flower Garden

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James Bond helping out in the studio

Hoop ‘N’ Quilt projects are great travel projects – except of course for flying – as you can cut out the pieces while riding in the car, sitting at the park, standing in line, talking on the phone, or anywhere you have a couple minutes of hands free time.

This is a great quilt for using up scrap fabrics.  Still, the scraps must be large enough to use in the embroidery machine’s hoop.

The Quilt Layout

With Straight Edge and Borders

51x61 inches made with the small hexagon

Uneven Edge Without Borders

50 x 65 inches made with the small hexagon

See More Colors and Layouts Below

What’s Included

  • Hexagons are in 2 sizes small 7/8” & large 1 3/8” (Measuring one side of the hexagon). The smaller size allows more creative freedom for designs beyond traditional patterns. The larger size requires fewer pieces for the quilt allowing for faster construction on larger projects
  • “Petal” Hexagons have ‘faux’ quilting.
  • Center Hexagon design has extra stitch elements to better resemble a flower center.
  • Includes full color instructional booklet in pdf format

For the informed quilter, the notion that creating a GMFG is challenging comes as no revelation.  However, my approach is both quick and simple.  If you have ever made or wanted to make your own GMFG, I hope you will try my approach and let me know how it compares to more traditional techniques.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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When ordering, be sure to order designs that will fit in your sewing machine hoop. As with any software, refunds and exchanges will not be made.

Sewing Machine Formats

For the 4x4 Hoop
100mm x 100mm















For the 5x7 Hoop
125mm x 175mm

For the 6x10 Hoop
150mm x 250mm

Betty Johnson’s GMFG

Betty writes, “I must say, I made a grandmother’s flower garden the usual way and it took me two years, using your method took me only one month, love it.



Judy Hogg’s Project

My husband has been spilling tea/coffee out of our mugs for a few months now and I got fed up with cleaning up after he makes a cuppa - so I have made a few of these for our mugs to rest on ready to make a cuppa and it has worked really well. It obviously reminds him to take care when pouring out.

The colour matches my kitchen cupboards. My husband said to tell you he does really like them!

Thought you might like to see - bit small for grandmas garden quilt!

Thanks and cheers

Judy in Sydney


More colors and Layouts

This is actually the same layout as my black quilt with borders. Instead of Black there is Green. Each flower has one round of petals surrounded with white instead of two rounds of petals

Made with the Large Hexagons

Made with the Large Hexagons

Made with the Large Hexagons

More Colors and Layouts Coming. . .

EQ Users

Download my EQ5 or EQ6 File and  ‘Click Away’ to creating your own GMFG masterpiece.

If you are a novice EQ user and need help with the program please join Info EQ and correspond with the EQ folks who wrote the program


EQ5       EQ6

Floral Basket Layouts

54 x 57 inches made with small hexagons

85 x 90 inches made with large hexagons.

Ripple Layouts

Like Ripple Afghans

Star Layouts

40x33 inches made with small hexagons

62x50 inches made with large hexagons

For a round or oval table.

For a larger star add more rounds.

41x46 inches made with small hexagons

63x71 inches made with large hexagons

41x43 inches made with small hexagons

63x 66 inches made with large hexagons

Trip Around the World


These would be great on round or oval tables draping over the sides.

They remind me of a rug.

Close up of 1” borders

Close up of floral embroidery from

Monogram Potpourri 4x4 collection

More Floral Layouts



Laura’s Sewing Studio embroidery designs are for personal use. Designs and copyrighted images are intended for private, non-comercial use.Laura’s Sewing Studio entitles the purchaser only to make projects for personal use. The embroidery designs are the copyrighted property of Laura M. Waterfield. No design, documentation,or associated graphic distributed as part of this collection may be shared, re-sold individually, re-packaged, or used in any commercial endeavor or instructional presentation without the written consent of Laura’s Sewing Studio. Any modifications of these embroidery designs are for the personal non-commercial use of the purchaser only and may not be sold or distributed under this licensing agreement.

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