Cuttin’ Corners Quilt

Hi! I’m Jera from Seattle and I’m excited to be quilting for Moda! Come visit me in the rain at =) 

Cuttin’ Corners quilt has an abstract look to it – I took a really simple idea of sewing five rows of 10” squares together and then added a twist by cutting out shapes on the quilt top and rearranging them. This is a great quilt top you can finish over a weekend. Grab a layer cake pack and you’re good to go!

  • 1 layer cake pack, Bar Harbor
  • ½ yard white fabric, Moda solids (for inner border)
  • 3 yards backing fabric
  • 55”x65” batting
  • Coordinating thread

(Note for newbie’s: when I refer to “sewing,” always sew with right sides facing together, align the corners, pin the fabric so it stays in place, sew a ¼” seam, and then press open.)

Step 1 – From your layer cake stack, choose 20 squares. Arrange them in 5 rows of 4 squares each.

Step 2 – In each row sew all 4 blocks together (first picture below). After the blocks in each row have been sewn together, sew each row together as shown (2nd picture below).

Step 3 – Mark the following lines as designated in red, below. I used thin masking tape to mark these lines (also helps give you a straight line). Then, mark each section with a number 1 through 7 as designated below. I used scrap paper and pinned a number to each section.

Step 4 – Using fabric scissors, cut along the lines you marked with tape. After cutting along the lines, your quilt top should now be divided into 7 individual pieces (each marked with a number) as shown in the 2nd picture below.

Step 5 – Rearrange these 7 pieces as shown in the picture below.

Step 6 – Sew the 7 rearranged pieces together to create 3 units. Then, sew each unit together to create the main quilt top.

Step 7 – From your white fabric, cut the following for the inner border:

  • 2 – 2.25”x48” strips
  • 2 – 225”x42” strips

Step 8 – Create the outer border using leftover layer cakes. For the left and right side borders, sew 6 layer cakes together, and then cut in half lengthwise. For the top and bottom side borders, sew 5 layer cakes together, then cut in half lengthwise.

Step 9 – Sew the left and right inner borders onto the main quilt top, then sew the top and bottom inner border pieces on. Trim off excess fabric. Repeat, but using the outer borders you created from step 8. Use the excess border fabric to compensate for any short ends. Quilt and Bind.  

Finished quilt measures about 60”x50”.

That’s all there is to it!

Jera at