Monday, May 25, 2009
Ok, I gave a fancy name to my simple square quilt. This is very easy to do, but I wanted a different look, so I chose ginghum check fabric for the sashing and the borders.
* You will need
1 charm pack (I used some for another project, so I only had 35 pieces left. That's what we will use for this quilt).
2 yards ginghum check fabric (for sashing, borders, and bias tape)
* Note--Always cut big pieces first and work your way down to small pieces. I cut all the long pieces from length of fabric.
25P-- 2 1/2"x 5" (sashing for between the squares)
6P--- 2 1/2"x 31" (sashing for between the rows)
2P--- 4"x 38 1/2" (top borders)
2P--- 4"x 44 1/2" (sides borders)
* How to assemble the quilt:
1. Lay out the squares and decide where you want the fabrics to go.
2. Using a quarter inch seam allowance; sew 2 1/2" x 5" sashing between the squares. Then, press the seam towards the sashing. Repeat the process and make seven rows.
3. Join each row with 2 1/2" x 31" sashing to make the center of the quilt. Press the seams.
4. Add 4" x 44 1/2" borders on both sides. Press. Then, Attach 4" x 38 1/2" borders to top and bottom. Press.
Now you have the quilt top! The finished size is 38 1/2" x 51 1/2".
I like the batting and backing to have an extra 3" around the egde. So, when you baste them, they have enough room to move a little.
For the bias tape, check out my tutorial.
I basted my quilt and haven't decide what to do. I am still new to machine quilting. I am so tempted to hand quilt this one, but I have been hand quilting another quilt I started a few years ago. I need to finish that one first before I can commit myself to do another quilt by hand. I will post the quilt when I finish it.