Cinnamon Pecan Turnover Quilt

The beauty of the turnovers is that when you sew two of them together, they square up to 5 inches!  This means they match up perfectly with the charm squares.  I designed this quilt with that idea in mind.  However, not all fabric lines have the turnovers, so I made this using 2 layer cakes.  You can also use charm squares.  If you did, it would take 7 charm packs.  After all, it is a queen size quilt, measuring at 83″ x 83.” 

The first thing I thought of when naming this quilt was pecan pie.  Mmmm. . . .  Pie is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. 

Despite the size, this quilt goes together quickly.  In fact, if you were in a crunch, you could get it sewn in time for Christmas.  However, getting it quilted is another matter unless you can do it yourself.  I have heard of giving a top for Christmas and then taking it back and getting it quilted after Christmas. 

Enjoy!
Konda Luckau of Moose on the Porch Quilts


2 charm packs and 3 turnovers -OR- 2 layer cakes (I used 2 layer cakes of Wrapped in Paisley)
3-1/4 yards border fabric
3/4 yard binding fabric
6-1/4 yard backing fabric

1a) If  you are starting with layer cakes like I did, then the first step is to cut them into 5″ squares and organize the squares into 4 groups:
   48 squares for the blocks — 24 light and 24 dark
   30 squares for the border — 15 light and 15 dark
   96 dark squares (or 96 dark turnovers) for triangles in blocks
   96 light squares (or 96 light turnovers) for triangles in block
1b)  Take the 30 border squares and cut them in half so there are now 60 rectangles 2-1/2″ x 5.”  Set these aside.
1c)  Take your border fabric and cut the following:
     Cut 7 — 5″ strips and
     Cut 9 — 8-1/2″ strips
Set these border strips aside.
2) Set aside the stacks of 48 and 30.  First we need to make 96 half square triangle blocks using the two stacks of 96.  If you have turnovers, just sew any light triangle to any dark triangle.  Then make sure they measure 5.”  This may involve trimming or squaring up.  If you don’t have turnovers, you need to first draw a diagonal line on the back of all 96 light squares.

3)  Pair 1 light square with 1 dark square, right sides together.  Sew ON the line.  Repeat with all 96 light and 96 dark squares.

4)  Trim a 1/4″ seam allowance on ONE side of the line as shown below.

Yes, there is a large triangle wasted here.  As I was going, I sewed those together too.  I intended to put them together into a table topper.  I am still intending to do that — just haven’t gotten that far yet.  That’s the beauty of the turnover, no waste to get a half square triangle square that matches up with the 5″ charm square. 

BUT, the beauty of this method, is that it now measures 5″ exactly — no squaring up.

5)  Press all of the seam allowances toward the dark triangle.

6)  Now for the blocks.  There are 16 blocks — 8 dark blocks and 8 light blocks.  To sew the blocks together, you are going to use all 96 of the half square triangles and the 48 squares that were set aside for the blocks.

First the light blocks.  The light block has a light square in the corner.  Watch the placement of the dark and light of the half square triangles.

Each light block needs:
    6 half square triangles
    2 dark squares and
    1 light square

These are sewn together as shown below.

Repeat to make 8 light blocks.  Press this block any way you like, but do all the light blocks using the same method.  You need to press the dark blocks in the opposite direction.

7) The dark block is identified by the dark square in the corner.  Again watch the placement of the dark and light of your half square triangles.  It is opposite of the light blocks.

Each dark block needs:
     6 half square triangles
     1 dark square and
     2 light squares

These are sewn together as shown below.  This block picture is rotated differently from the light block.  The orientation doesn’t matter.  The blocks are just rotated.

Repeat to make 8 blocks.  Again, press seams in the opposite direction of the light blocks.

8)  Now to assemble the quilt center.  Alternate light blocks and dark blocks as shown below.  I have shown it as a black and white image to make it easier to show the block orientation.

Press.  The quilt center should measure 54-1/2″ x 54-1/2.”

9)  Take 3 of the 7 — 5″ border strips.  Sew them together.  Cut into two 54-1/2″ lengths.  Sew these lengths onto the left and right side of the quilt center.  Press. 

10)  Take the remaining 4 — 5″ border strips.  Sew two together.  Repeat.  Trim each long strip to 63-1/2″ long.  Sew these strips onto the top and bottom of the quilt center.  Press.

11)  Now for the pieced border.  Take your stack of 60 rectangles.  Sew together 4 border strips that each have 14 rectangles in them — alternating dark and light rectangles.  Each strip will use 7 dark and 7 light rectangles. Start with a dark and end with a light rectangle. 

12)  There will be 4 rectangles leftover (2 light and 2 dark).  Take these rectangles and cut them in half to make eight 2-1/2″ squares.  Four of these squares will be used for the corners and four will be left over.  Take one light square and one dark square and sew them onto either end of one of the long pieced border strips from the previous step.  Repeat with another pieced border strip.  These are the top and bottom borders. 

13)  Sew the pieced borders on as shown below.  The strips will be rotated so the dark and light alternate all the way around the quilt.  Sew the smaller strips onto the left and right first.  Then sew the longer strips onto the top and bottom.

14)  For the last border, take the nine 8-1/2″ strips.  First, sew two strips together and repeat to make 4 double strips.  Take the last strip, cut it in half, and sew it onto the end of two of the double strip sets.  Trim the double strips down to 67-1/2.”   Sew these onto the left and right of the quilt.  Press.

15)  Take the extra long strips and trim them down to 83-1/2.”  Start measuring from the cut edge of this strip.  Two strips is either barely long enough or barely not long enough.  It is really close either way and depends on your fabric if there will be enough.  If you start from the cut edge, then there will not be a seam right next to the edge of your quilt.  Sew these strips onto the top and bottom of your quilt.  Press.

16)  Yeah!  Queen size quilts are quite larger than baby quilts.  Sometimes those last borders feel like they will take forever to sew on.  Quilt and bind.  For the binding you will need nine 2-1/2″ strips. 

One beautiful queen size quilt!

Konda Luckau
{Moose on the Porch Quilts}

Deep Blue Sea

Hello again! I’m Natalia from Piece N Quilt and I am so happy to be sharing this tutorial.
The main part of this quilt is made from a panel and some turnovers.

2 Nautical & Nice Turnovers
1 Nautical & Nice panel
7 yards Nautical & Nice Bubble Regatta Red (background & backing)
1 Yard Nautical & Nice Ropes Regatta Red for binding
2 Yards Nautical & Nice Surf White Cap
2 Yards Nautical & Nice Waves Ocean  
1 Yard Nautical & Nice Stripe White Cap
1/4 Yard Nautical & Nice Ropes Blue

 

 
Start out by cutting  36 -6″ squares from your background fabric.

Cut in 1/2 diagonally. As shown in the image above.

Cut in half again in the opposite direction. As shown in the image above.

 
Now separate your turnover pieces into the color combination’s you’d like for your blocks.

Now cut your turnovers in half as show in the image above.

Cut 72 – 4″ squares.

 
Now stitch lay your block out as shown in the image above.
  
Stitch together in rows.
Now stitch the block together to create a block similar to the one above. Repeat this process until you have 18 blocks.
Now cut your sashing. Cut 7 – 2.5″ strips. Since I used a directional fabric I cut the sashing for the sides of the block with the fabric going the direction shown in the image above.

For the top and bottoms of the blocks cut 7 – 2.5″ strips withe the fabric going the direction shown in the image above.

 
Cut 33 – 2.5″ squares for the cornerstones of the sashing.
Stitch the bottom section of the quilt together as shown in the image above.

From your white background fabric cut 4 – 2.5″ strips.

Add a border around one block for the top left corner of your quilt. As shown in the image above.

 
Sew the other two blocks together with the white sashing as shown in the image above.
  
Now take your panel and trim all of the borders off.
You want your panel to look like this.

Now stitch the single block with white border to a 17.5″x9″ white strip. Then sew to a piece of sashing as shown in the image above.

 
Now take this piece and sew it to the side of your panel.

For the right side where the applique words will go sew a 9″x33.5″ piece. As shown in the image above.

 
Now you will print out onto paper the saying “You and me and the deep blue sea”.
 
For the section shown above you will need to stitch a 10.5″x29″ piece as shown in the image above.
Using our starch applique tutorial you will applique the words onto the two sections.

After the applique is complete you will sew the top section of the quilt together as shown in the image above.

 
Now sew the top and bottom sections of the quilt together.

Using your stripe fabric you will add a 3.5″ border.

 
 

  Now quilt, bind with the red material and enjoy.

1- 87″x83″ deep blue sea quilt.

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed designing and making this quilt. Don’t forget to stop by my blog and website. I’d love to hear what you think. 
You can also save 10% off your total purchase @ Piece N Quilt when you use discount code ‘modabakeshop’ .

Vintage Inspired Bear Paw Quilt

I was inspired by this Bear Paw quilt made by my great-grandmother to make my own version of this very special quilt.  You can even see by the worn spots how much this quilt is loved. I didn’t know my great-grandmother very well, but I know she was a very special lady by the way my mom talks about her and the fact that she taught my mom how to quilt when she was young.  I love this quilt! I am thankful to be able to share this tutorial with all of you, so you too could make a very special heirloom piece for you and your family.  Enjoy!


Fabric featured in tutorial is Glace by 3 Sisters
2 Charm Packs
1 Turnover
1 Basic Jelly Roll in Snow #9900JR-11
1 yard Bella Solid in Snow #9900-11
5 yards coordinating fabric for backing and binding
Coordinating Thread
Luna Batting by Moda

Cutting the Pieces…
1. Select 12 Charm Squares and 12 Turnover slices from 4 different color ways.  You will need a total of 48 Charm Squares and 48 Turnover slices.

2. You will need to trim your 48 charm squares down to 4 1/2″ square.

3. From the Turnover slice, cut the triangle down the center creating 2 triangles.

4. From the two smaller triangles, cut them in half creating two more smaller triangles.
5. You should now have 4 little triangles from your 1 original Turnover slice.
Repeat these steps for all 12 of your triangles selected.
6. From the 1 yard of Bella Solid cut 96 – 3″ x 3″ squares. 
7. Cut them in half diagonally creating two triangles.  Do this to all 96 squares.
8.  From the Solid Jelly Roll…
Cut 48 – 14 1/2″ strips for borders.
Cut 48 – 6 1/2″ strips for sashing.
Cut 96 – 2 1/2″ squares.  48 of these squares will be used for each bear paw.  The other 48 squares will be used on the borders.
Sewing the bear paw…

All seam allowances are 1/4″

9. Lay out your triangles and squares as shown below to create a bear paw.  I used all the same print for each individual bear paw.

10. Begin by sewing all the triangles RST (right sides together)
11. You should now have four squares that look like the picture below.
12. Lay out all your pieces again for your bear paw to get proper placement. 1 trimmed Charm square (4 1/2″), 4 sewn triangle squares and 1 – 2 1/2″ square from your solid jelly roll.
13. First sew two of the triangle blocks together on one side of the charm square as shown.  Press all pieces as you go.
14. Next sew the other two triangle blocks and the plain solid block together in a row as shown. press.
15. Sew the row of the two triangle blocks RST to one side of the charm square. press.
16. Align your seams and sew the other row of the three blocks to the other side of the block as shown. press. Trim your bear paw to 6 1/2″ square.
17.  Repeat steps 9-16 for all 48 bear paws. You should now have 12 bear paws of 4 different color ways.

18. From your left over charm squares and/or turnover slices, cut a total of 12 – 2 1/2″ squares.  3 squares for each of the 4 color ways.

On a charm square, simply slice in half in both directions.

On a turnover slice, cut 2 1/2″ from one one of the shorter sides as shown.
Then turn and cut 2 1/2″ from the other short side of the triangle.
Constructing the Bear Paw Clusters…

19. Lay out 4 bear paws of the same color way, 4 – 6 1/2″ sashing strips, and 1 – 2 1/2″ middle square that coordinates with your bear paws as shown below.

20. Sew the rows together as shown below and press your seams opposite from another as shown to reduce the bulk when sewing.
21. Sew the three rows together RST creating a bear paw cluster. press.
22. Lay out your bear paw cluster block and 4 – 2 1/2″ squares and 4 – 14 1/2″ squares as shown below.
23. Sew the pieces together creating three rows as shown. press.
24. Sew the three rows RST as shown. press.
25. Repeat steps 19-24 for all the other bear paw blocks. You should now have 12 bear paw cluster blocks, 3 of each of the 4 color ways.

Assembling the Quilt…

26. Lay out all your blocks as you see fit.

27. Sew the blocks together in rows.

 28. Sew the rows together to complete your quilt top.

29. Quilt, bind, ENJOY!


Quilt top measures 54″ x 72″

Angela Yosten
http://modahomemom.blogspot.com/

Choc-O-Cherry Turnover Treat


Finished table runner 16″ x 40″

Ten 8″ finished blocks

1 Turnover package of Aster Manor by 3 Sisters (80 triangles)

⅞ yard fabric for backing and binding
20″ x 44″ piece of batting.

1. For each block gather one pair each of matching triangles, and four single triangles – for a total of 8 triangles.

2. Slice down the middle of each one of the four single triangles (as shown in photo), for a total of eight small triangles.

3. Assemble center of the block with cut triangles.

4. Square up block to 4½”.

5. Assemble middle sides of the block with cut triangles. Optional: Trim first pair of triangle ends before sewing.

6. Square up block ¼” past the corner of the center block. Use your ruler’s 45° lines as a guide for the first cut.

7. Assemble the outer sides of the block with triangle pairs. Optional: Trim first pair of triangle ends before sewing.

8. Square up block ¼” past the corner of the middle block. Trim all your blocks to be squared up as the same size. Use your ruler’s 45° lines as a guide for the first cut. Your block may be +/- of 8½” after squaring up. What’s important is uniformity of all ten blocks – not the size number.

9. Pair up blocks and join to make rows. Press in alternating directions.

10. Join rows to complete the table runner. Baste, quilt and bind.

11. Eat chocolate. Eat cherries. Tell someone you love them.

Make every day Valentine’s Day,
xo,
Monica

Essence Turnover Topper




1 Essence Turnover
1/2 yard of sashing & binding fabric {Essence Leaves Teal 17487 11}
5/8 yard backing fabric {Essence Fall Flowers Red 17481 17}
Batting 27″ x 27″
3 yards of giant ric rac
Triangle square up ruler or 6 ½” ruler

This project is super easy… super fast… and is a great last minute gift!

1. Pick 32 triangles and lay them out as shown in the following picture. To create the angles that I did… I choose 4 green, 4 gold, 8 cream, 4 red, 4 blue, and 8 brown or dark purple.

{From here on out I’m going to reference the blocks by letters a, b, & c}

2. Start with block A and sew each pair of green and gold triangles into a ½ square triangle block. Press to the dark fabric. Set aside.

3. Next we are going to make the flying geese blocks which are labeled as B. Sew each pair of cream and brown or dark purple triangles into a ½ square triangle block. Press one to the dark and one to the cream so that you will be able to nestle the seams.

4. Before you can sew them together they needed to be trimmed. I trimmed mine down to 5 ½” so that they would be 5” finished. You can use any ruler but I have found that the Quilt In a Day triangle square up ruler is best. There are no horizontal or vertical lines to distract you. It is as easy as putting the 5 ½” line on top of your seam and cutting the dark purple sides. Then you rotate the block and repeat for the light side.

5. Once the blocks are trimmed sew them together along the cream side to create 4 of block B. Set Aside.

6. The last block to make is C the center. Sew each pair of red and blue triangles into a ½ square triangle block. Press two to the blue and two to the red. Again this is so that you will be able to nestle the seams so you’ll want to make the opposite corners the same way. See the arrows below…

7. Trim ½ square triangle units as shown in step #4 and then sew together into a four patch unit.

8. Lastly Trim ½ square triangle corner units that were made in step #2.

9. Cut sashing strips.
a. 4 @ 3” x 5.5” {small}
b. 2 @ 3” x 10.5” {medium}
c. 2 @ 3” x 25.5” {large}

10. Lay blocks back out with sashing as shown below.

11. Sew horizontal rows together.
a. The first row is block a, small sashing, block b, small sashing, block a
note: be careful to not rotate the blocks
b. The second pieced row is block b, medium sashing, block c, medium sashing, block b

c. The last row is block a, small sashing, block b, small sashing, block a

12. The last step in piecing is to put in the large sashing.


13. Layer with batting and backing and quilt as desired. I quilted a ¼” away from the diagonal lines and ¼” in on each side of the sashing using a variegated teal thread. {yes you quilt the piece before the ric rac is added}

14. Before trimming we are going to add our ric rac. Cut the ric rac into 4 pieces each approximately 27″ long. The finished topper should be around 25 ½” long so this you’ll have a bit of overhang at each end. Line up one peice in the center of your sashing.

15. Stitch down the center with coordinating thread. It is especially helpful to use a walking foot as you are stitching through the ric rac and the entire quilt. Repeat for all 4 pieces.

16. Trim quilt top to size and add binding. I cut 3 strips at 2.25” x WOF for my binding

17. A helpful tip is using binding clips to hold your binding in place on the back before you stitch it down.

18. Hand stitch binding.. add a label and you are done!

a super easy last minute project!!
{happy early thanksgiving by the way!}

Enjoy!

by Julie of jaybirdquilts!

Christmas Table Ensemble


A Table Topper, Table Runner and Pillow Cover

1 Winter Song Turnover
1 Yd. of Moda Bella Solid White
Batting
Backing
Binding

Yep! I used 1 Turnover to make all 3 of these projects!
Now how cool is that.


Cut your turnovers in half as shownCut your white fabric into 4 1/2 ” strips
Cut your strips into 4 1/2″ squares.

You will need 72 – 4 1/2″ squares (for all three projects)

Cut in half diagonally

To help speed things up while I was sewing,
I put a white triangle with a print triangle ready to sew.
Now start sewing.
Queen Elna and I sped right along.

Sew the longest side of the triangle,
and don’t worry if the white piece is a little bigger
than your print piece. It’ll be fine, you’ll see…
Iron the triangles to make a square
I ironed my seam towards the print side.

Now trim/square up your blocks to 3 3/4″
You’ll have plenty of room to trim and make a perfect square block.

for some reason I felt the need to take a picture
of all the scraps. Aren’t they pretty.

Lay out your blocks for your pillow
4 across and 4 down

Lay out your blocks for your Table Topper
10 across and 10 down.
Do the same thing for your Table Runner
9 across and 3 down.

Sew your blocks together to form rows.
Sew your rows together

I love using a blue Mark-B-Gone pen and my quilt ruler to mark
my quilting lines. So very cool.
For the pillow I quilted the top to a layer of batting first.

To make the pillow cover, Kim has a great set of instructions HERE for making a pillow “envelope”. My pillow comes out at 12-13″ square. Kim’s is for a 16″ square pillow, so you’ll need to do a little adjusting. I make all my pillow covers with the envelope style back.
Easy Peasy.

Bat, Back, Quilt and Bind your Table Topper and Table Runner as desired. And pat yourself on the back for getting a Christmas project done way early! What a good feeling. Yes?

1 Table Topper @ approx. 32″ square 1 Table Runner @ approx. 10″ x 29″ 1 Pillow @ approx. 12″ square
Happy Christmas in July!
ooxx`jodi of {pleasant-home.com}

Fabric Strawberries


these summer strawberries can be enjoyed all year long…perfect in a play kitchen set or to be given as gifts to the crafters in your life as a perfect little pincushion.


*one “crazy 8” by sandy gervais turnover
*filling (i used crushed clam shells, but you can use sand or crushed walnut shells or just polyfil fulff if you like)
*thread (mettler red, and green)
*needle (regular sewing size)
*pinking shears

*hot glue gun

take the reds, pinks, and greens out of the pack.

the reds and pinks will be what we will be working with first.

on the wrong side of the fabric measure from middle “point” 4 inches and make a marking.

again from the middle “ponit” measure 4 inches up and make a mark on either side of your first mark in the middle. (you can make as little or as many marks, this is just a guideline to make your “arch”)

using your marks on the fabric make an “arch” by connecting the dots if you will.

cut out your arch

fold down like so, to match up your sides.


sew down (1/4 in seam allowance) your open side, make sure you back stitch at the top.

this is what you should have now.

from the bottom point, measure up 1 inch.

draw a line where your 1 inch mark is.

sew across your one inch line (make sure you back stitch)

turn inside out. and you should have the base of your strawberry now.

fill up your strawberry base with filling. (i used crushed clam shells because i wanted the option to maybe use these as pincushions) i filled mine up pretty full because i wanted a really tight and full strawberry. i left approx 1/2 inch off the top unfilled.

now with your red mettler thread you are going to seal off the top of your strawberry.

sew the top shut like so. sew around the whole strawberry top. and gently pull shut.

this is what your should end up having.

this is the template for your strawberry top.

cut it out.
fold your green triangle in half wrong sides together.and trace your template of the top onto the right side of your fabricwith your green mettler thread in your sewing machine… using your drawn on strawberry top as a guideline, sew on top of your lines. make sure you back stitch
cut out with pinking shears just outside your sewn strawberry top.

with a hot glue gun you are going to put hot glue on your strawberry top

i made sure i put the hot glue on the side that i drew on so that my drawing would not show in the final product.
here’s my lovely finished strawberry.

a plateful of lovely fabric play strawberries (approx 12 from this particular line):

another idea for these strawberries would be making them into lovely little gifts for the crafters in your life:

as sweet little pincushions.