- 6 half-yard fabrics for the rectangles
- 1 half-yard fabric for the binding
- 3 yards for the back
- 54" x 64" batting (I always get more than the quilt size)
Do this for all 6 fabrics for a total of 24 rectangles.
3. Sew 2 of the rectangles together, right sides together, with a 1/4" seam allowance. Iron down the seam. Continue until all rectangles are sewed in pairs and ironed.
4. Layout the rectangle squares on the floor in the pattern that you want.
5. Take a picture of your "top" so that as you sew you can make sure you are sewing them together in the pattern you want.
6. Sew them into rows, right sides together, with a 1/4" seam allowance, iron down the seams. Then sew the rows together, until the whole top is done.
7. Lay the 3 yards of fabric for the back of the quilt out. Fold in half. Cut on the fold, so that you now have two 54" pieces.
8. With your scraps from the rectangles, cut small squares. I didn't use the dark brown material because that is what the back of my quilt is and I wanted the row of squares to stand out. Sew together in a long strip, 54" long. (so it will fit in between the two 54" long pieces that you just cut for the back.)
9. Trim off any access so that it is a straight line.
10. Sew the long strip onto one of the 54" quilt pieces, right sides together with a 1/4" seam allowance. Then sew that to the other back of quilt piece, so that you now have the back of the quilt all together.
There you go. Now all you have to do is baste the quilt, there is a tutorial on it here. Then quilt it and bind it together. Here is the continious binding tutorial that I use. I just use 3" for the binding and not her 2.5". She does not have a picture of how it looks all pinned so I added one here. You sew on the line with the pins and then cut, and I always forget so here is what it should look like.
Tip: It does not lay nice and flat so if your piece is laying nicely then it is not pieced together correctly.
If you are worried it will bleed, Crazy Mom Quilts says to add a cup of salt in the wash.
The back of the quilt. Doesn't the line of squares look great? It measures 52 1/2" x 62", we will see what it is after I wash it.
All folded up. I love how it looks.
Right out of the dryer.
If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section and I will answer them. Have fun.