An Eye for An Eye Quilt

Created By: Thomas Knauer
Skill Level: Intermediate

The embroidery for this mini quilt utilizes a quotation from Mahatma Gandhi: “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” The embroidery itself mixes together the letters from the quotation with the Braille characters for those letters. The mini will finish to 24” x 24”. Thomas Knauer of brings you this design.


Janome Supplies Required

Janome Supplies Requires:

  • Janome Sewing and Embroidery Machine - Thomas uses a Horizon Memory Craft 12000
  • AcuFeed Flex Dual Feed foot A
  • 1/4" foot
Fabric and Notions Required
  • Embroidery design - Download Here
  • 1 piece of grey or other neutral at 16” x 16” for the embroidery.
  • 2 strips each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet at 2.5” x WOF (this will give you a bit of extra in some colors).
  • 1 yd of purple for backing and binding.
  • Thread in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
  • Lightweight batting or fusible fleece
  • Tear-away stabilizer.
  • Rotary cutter, scissors, ruler, cutting mat.

Cutting: (width listed below as height will always be 2.5”)

  • Red: 3 @ 8.5”, 1 @ 10.5”
  • Orange: 1 @ 4.5”, 2 @ 6.5”, 2 @ 12.5”
  • Yellow: 1 @ 2.5”, 1 @ 4.5”, 1 @ 12.5”, 1 @ 14.5”
  • Green: 2 @ 6.5”, 1 @ 8.5”, 2 @ 12.5”
  • Blue: 1 @ 4.5”, 1 @ 6.5”, 2 @ 8.5”, 1 @ 10.5”, 1 @ 16.5”
  • Violet: 2 @ 8.5”, 2 @ 10.5”


  1. Center your well-stabilized neutral fabric in you 230 x 230 hoop and embroidery. Once the embroidery is complete tear away all the stabilizer, trim the connecting threads, and press. Trim the fabric down to 10.5” x 10.5”. Find the embroidery diagram below.

  2. Piece together your strips of color based on Diagram #1. Always use a 1/4” seam; I live by my 1/4” foot.
    A = 2.5” x 2.5”
    B = 4.5” x 2.5”
    C = 6.5” x 2.5”
    D = 8.5” x 2.5”
    E = 10.5” x 2.5”
    F = 12.5” x 2.5”
    G = 14.5” x 2.5”
    H = 16.5” x 2.5”

  3. Piece the top for your mini according to Diagram #2 starting with strip #1 and finishing with strip #14. Your top is now complete.

  4. If you are piecing your back, do so now, make sure to make it a several inches larger than the top. If you are using a single color 28” square should be plenty large.
  5. Assemble your quilt sandwich (back, batting, top) and baste as desired. For minis I generally spray baste.
  6. Quilt as desired; I chose to mirror each piece in a contrasting thread color.
  7. Bind using your preferred method.


Everyone is Talking about An Eye for An Eye Quilt

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Around the Table Dresden Placemats
Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Fun Great Gift!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Teatime Quilted Tablecloth
Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
Great Machine
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
S9 Review
Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
Monday, February 26, 2018

I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!

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