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Large” Outdoor Quilt

I have been making outdoor quilts since 1994. My large outdoor quilts were made with traditional piecing methods. Now you can make these using your embroidery machine. Add color to your home, patio, garage, or any outside wall with outdoor quilts. My large outdoor quilts are made to be attached to a large wall.

Included with purchase is illustrated instructions in pdf format including how to make and assemble the blocks, how to make the borders, and how securely attach the quilts to the wall. These designs have a low stitch count sewing in only 8-12 minutes.Available in 4x4, 5x7, and 6x10 sizes. Also available in all 3 sizes at a reduced price.

Please note: If you made the 6x10 DWR LODQ like mine and mounted it like mine, you will need this design in the  4x4 size to recreate this quilt layout and still fit your existing mounting frame you use for the 6x10 DWR ODQ. That is because this layout requires 64 blocks as opposed to the 6x10 DWR LODQ that required only 36 blocks.

Please note: This design is digitized for outdoor fabrics and made the ‘outdoor quilt’ method. If you want this design to sew onto regular fabrics please visit the Diagonals - Applique page.



This quilt is made with 64 quilt blocks and a border added around the outside edge.

  • Made with the 6x10 designs and 5-inch border this quilt is 58-inches squared
  • Made with the 5x7 designs and 4-inch border this quilt is 48-inches square
  • Made with the 4x4 designs and a 6-inch border this quilt is 45-inches square

(This is the size I used for my quilt shown above.

This is because the result fits my existing mounting frame.)


If you have Electric Quilt Software Version 5 or later, download my EQ project file and  ‘Click Away’ to creating your own Diagonal Layout

EQ5                   EQ6

These files open only with Electric Quilt software

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.


What’s Included

  • 17 pages Color illustrated instructions in pdf format including
    • Fabrics needed and fabric sources
    • How to make blocks the “outdoor quilt way”
    • How to cut fabric within the hoop
    • How to make blocks reversible (the same on both sides) and  not reversible
    • How to assemble the blocks
    • How to make borders the “outdoor quilt way”
    • How to securely attach quilts to an outdoor wall.
  • Embroidery design(s) digitized for outdoor fabric that sews in only 8-12 minutes


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.

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5x5 Design

6x6 Design





Laura's Sewing Studio embroidery designs are for personal use. Designs and copyrighted images are intended for private, non-commercial 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.

If your friends want these designs, please send them to this website. .Both your integrity and patronage allow us to continue with new product development, while keeping down cost and maintaining quality support.

Thank you for your patronage and happy sewing.

Laura Waterfield

Copyright Laura M. Waterfield 2002-2017

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