February 19, 2011

Quilt Tutorial

Do you have a lot of fabric scraps that are looking at you and saying "Do something with me"? Here is an idea that may be of help. This quilt is easy and works up fast!


Fabric scraps for squares (48), approx।

1 1/4 to 1 1/2 yards of white,
1 1/2 yards for backing
1/2 yard for binding.
This quilt was made with 4" squares.

The beauty of creating your own is you can actually use any size square you want as long as you are consistent with the same size throughout this project. A CHARM PACK (5 inch square) would work wonderful and you already have the squares cut out. Even a LAYER CAKE (10 inch square) would work. You would adjust your white fabric measurements to fit the square size.
In this particular quilt there are 48 pink 4 " squares. It measures 37X47. Great for a baby quilt.

After you have your squares cut out ....... you are ready to cut the rectangles (the white fabric on this quilt). For this quilt I cut 2" strips the width of the fabric. ( from fold edge to selvage edge) Cut approx. 5 strips 2" x width of fabric. From these strips cut (42) 2" x 4" rectangle.

Okay now we have the squares and the rectangles. Now take a white rectangle and place it on the pink square lining the edges together. Sew a 1/4 inch seam along that edge.

Press seam to the dark ( pink square)
Add a pink square to the other side of white rectangle. Keep doing this until you have a row of six pink squares.

Press toward the dark. Make eight rows.
Now you are ready for sashing. Measure the six square row and cut seven 2" strips this length.
You are now ready to sew the rows to the sashing.
I am showing two rows of just two squares. When making the quilt you would use your rows of six square and five rectangles. When pinning the sashing to the row of squares start by pinning each end and then the middle and then pin each seam . You are redy to sew.

Continue sewing your sashing to your squares. Sew your rows together, press seams to one side after sewing each row. You will have 8 rows of six squares, which uses up 48 squares.
Come back for a continued tutorial on borders and binding.

The combination of color, pattern and design make this quilt fun to make.
We would love to see your finished quilts. Feel free to email us.
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Brad and Candace said...

I like this because it looks like something I could do.:) I think I should make it and I'll show you when it's done!

Mare said...

I think I can actually do this quilt. Thanks for the tute.
I love your new design. It is so pretty! I love purple too.