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Hi. My name is Trish and I blog over at notes of sincerity. I am so happy to be back at the Moda Bake Shop sharing another tutorial. Thank you so much for your kind comments left on my previous tutorials.
Iron and cut 8 – 5″ by width of fabric strips. From these strips cut 8 – 5″ squares. You will need 62 (having two left over).
Press with hot dry iron to set seam, then (using a little starch – optional) press to one side. Here is an example of the back to one of the blocks.
**little note : pressing both of your blocks to one side will allow those blocks to “lock” together while sewing into rows, then later when sewing rows together to form the quilt**
Hi again, it’s Molly Culley with another quick and easy throw quilt. When I saw the Domestic Bliss line, it was love at first sight. Pinks, aquas, plums…what’s not to like? Another reason I was smitten with this line is how it looks so vintage, yet modern. The quilt design is clean and simple, and really lets the fabrics shine, with a hint of texture and embellishment with the ruffled solids.
One Layer Cake
One Jelly Roll
4 yards backing fabric
1. Choose 36 layer cake squares for the front of your quilt, and set aside the remaining 6 for the pieced back. Lay them out in a pleasing arrangement.
2. Unroll your jelly roll and set aside 6 strips for your binding. Next, we will need 5 strips for the ruffled/pleated solids, so go ahead and unroll those. Take the first one, and fold it in half lengthwise so the selvedges are touching. Cut the strip on the fold so you have 2- 2.5″x21″ pieces. Now, cut each strip in half width-wise so you now have 4- 1.25″ by 21″ strips. Do the same to the remaining 4 jelly roll strips. You will need 18 ruffle strips that measure 1.25″ by 21″.
3. Using a coordinating thread color, stitch a 1/4″ seam on either side of each solid strip. This will slow any fraying during daily use and laundry days.
4. Your next step is to choose the squares you want your ruffles on. I chose three alternating squares from each row, and also changed the direction of the ruffles for each row.
5. Using the 18 solid strips, either ruffle or pleat them using your favorite method. I chose to fold the strip as I sewed it onto the layer cake square to make pleats. The photo above shows an example of my pleating method. I just used my fingers to tuck the fabric under the presser foot, but you could also use a ruffler foot or a gathering stitch to make traditional ruffles. I also didn’t put my ruffle exactly in the middle of the square each time…I didn’t want each block to be the same.
6. Once the ruffles/pleats are sewn onto your layer cake squares, sew over the 1/4″ stitch lines on the edges of the solids so they lay nicer on your quilt once it’s washed. I learned this the hard way…it’s much easier to do this with the individual squares, rather than wrestling the whole quilt into the machine again.
7. Join your squares into rows, then sew the rows together into a 6×6 block layout.
8. For your pieced back, sew together the 6 layer cake squares set aside earlier, and piece them into your backing fabric.
9. Baste, quilt and bind. I quilted mine in an all-over meander with a variegated thread. Use the 6 solid jelly roll strips you set aside earlier to make your binding. Enjoy your gorgeous new quilt!
A throw quilt that measures 57″ square.
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Amazing isn’t! Like the Cheshire Cat from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland this quilt contains its own amusement for anyone who appreciates Modern art, or for anyone who simply likes puzzles. Now my question for all of you out there is, do you see it, and what is it that you see in this 85″ x 85″ Ah-maz-ing quilt?
For the Quilt Top
(1) Bella Solid White Jelly Roll 9900 98
(1) Bella Solid Black Jelly Roll 9900 99
(1) Yard of Bella Solid White or another Bella Solid White Jelly Roll. 9900 98
(3) Yards of Bella Solid Black 9900 98
(2.5) Yards of 108″ Dottie Quilt Backing #11072 14
Read through the directions first before starting this project!
All seam allowances are 1/4 of an inch unless stated other wise.
Open both jelly rolls to start piecing the middle.
It is best to be warned that you will run out of the white jelly roll strips before completing this quilt top. It is optional to purchase another Bella Solid white jelly roll or to purchase one yard of the Bella Solid white.
All cutting instructions for this quilt top was completed through improvisation. Please keep in mind that the finished center of this quilt will come out to 79.5″ x 79.5″. Yes, there will be some squaring off the ends. If some of the ends are longer then most its okay, they will be squared off anyway!
A couple of tips:
Since this quilt top is sewn by strips it is best to start sewing one end and then start on the opposite end to prevent a bowing effect that happens if sewn from one end only.
Grab a few safety pins. Use one safety pin at the very top center (the very first strip) of your quilt top to remind yourself of where you started. Use another safety pin to help mark your place while sewing the strips together to remind yourself of what end you need to start sewing the next strip from.
Match up all ends from left to right. The right ends will be oddly strewn about while the left ends match up evenly.
I highly recommend to pin the strips before sewing them together.
Since the quilt top center will require to be squared off it best to sew 10 strip sections at a time and leave a safety pin in the places as previously suggested.
Do not throw out any scrap pieces until the very end! Many of the small odd jelly roll strips of fabric were used while going along in this quilt top to conserve on fabric waste.
Cutting and Piecing
This is a cut and piece as you go type of quilt. All measurements are given in the row order from number one to number thirty nine. See photo of the quilt as a reference. To fit a twin size bed keep adding on more rows and try your hand at improv piecing if you like. Just remember it is a maze!
The cutting measurements are coded by color: W = White B = Black
All measurements are done in inches
- W-36″ B-22.5″ W-24.5″
- B-18.5″ W-22.5″ B-42″
- W-11.5″ B-20″ W-40″ B-11.5″
- B-33″ W-18″ B-32″
- W-40″ B-11.5″ W-31.5″
- W-6.5″ B-10″ W-36″ B-10″ W-11″ B-10″
- B-25″ W-13″ B-30″ W-15″
- B-23″ W-24″ B-36″
- W-42″ W-41″
- B-12″ B-42″ W-10″ B-19″
- W-11.5″ B-6″ W-18.5″ B-7″ W-40
- W-20.5″ B-42″ W-20.5″
- W-29.5″ B-10.5″ W-43″
- W-5.5″ B-21.5″ W-25″ B-31″
- B-36″ W-36″ B-11″
- W-6.5″ B-9.5″ W-42″ W-25″
- B-40″ W-7″ B-36″
- W-6″ B-5.5″ W-17.5″ B-6″ W-18″ B-31″
- W-42″ W-41″
- W-20.5″ B-42″ W-20.5
- W-7″ B-5″ W-42″ W-29″
- B-17″ W-10″ B-12″ W-19″ B-9″ W-17″
- W-17″ B-24″ W-16″ B-26″
- B-41″ W-10″ B-18″ W-14″
- B-9″ W-11″ B-10″ W-36″ B-17″
- W-42″ B-8″ W-33″
- W-42″ B-41″
- W-30″ B-42″ W-11″
- W-20″ B-42″ W-21″
- B-5″ W-21″ B-42″ W-13″
- W-42″ W-41″
- B-9″ W-30″ B-31″ W-13″
- B-15″ W-42″ B-26″
- B-30″ W-25″ B-12″ W-16″
- W-5″ B-12″ W-27″ B-30″ W-9″
- B-22″ W-26″ B-20″ W-15″
- W-18″ B-5″ W-36″ B-24″
- W-7″ B-28″ W-42″ W-6″
- W-42″ W-9″ B-18″ W-14″
If you did sew these strips into sections, square off each section to 79.5″ wide. Once all the sections are square piece them together.
Next take the Bella Solid Black and cut (2) 3 .5″ x LOF (length of fabric) for the border.
Add the borders to all sides.
Take the rest of the remaining Bella Solid black to make your binding.
Thank you for stopping by today and checking out this Ah-maz-ing improv quilt! Also be sure to stop by my blog to check out the free companion quilt pattern to Ah-maz-ing called Illusion.
Pattern designed by Jennifer Overstreet for Moda Bake Shop & Photos by Jennifer Overstreet http://www.ghquilting.com | Copyright © 2013 All Rights Reserved
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Emily here today from Em’s Scrapbag for a perfect staycation project!
4 fat quarters (I used Simply Style by V and Co.)
From on fat quarter cut a 15 1/2″ x 20″ rectangle for cover
From another fat quarter cut a 15 1/2″ x 20″ rectangle for lining
From third fat quarter cut 2- 12 1/2″ x 9″ for pockets
From fourth fat quarter cut 2- 3 1/2″ x 12″ rectangles for crayon holders and 2- 3″ x 15″ strips for handles
Printed Fish Template (see Printer Friendly Version at the end of this post)
12″ X 12″ square of fabric for each fish —you can mix and match the front and back if you’d like and use smaller pieces. If this is for a game toss, then you might want to make sure 3-4 of them are matching on one side so you can sort them out for each player easily.