Easy Patchwork Quilt Tutorial & Giveaway!
Whether you are a modern or traditional quilter – or somewhere in between – one thing we can ALL agree on is that we share a love of fabric. When Rita of Fabric Please! approached me about putting together a fat quarter blogger bundle for a tutorial and a giveaway, I was like… YES, PLEASE!
|40″ x 48″ Easy Patchwork Baby Quilt|
Once I received my bundle in the mail, I set to work immediately, planning a simple patchwork baby quilt that would use all 9 of the fabrics in the layout, including binding, and making the best use of these gorgeous fat quarters. Here are the fabric details…..
|Sew Fresh Quilts Blogger Bundle|
Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
Hashmark – Fringe Flowers by Michael Miller
Hashmark – Hash Dot – Kryptonite by Michael Miller
Petit Paris – Eiffel Tower by Michael Miller
Hashmark – Hash Dot – Luna by Michael Miller
Jardin de Provence – Wild Flowers by Daphne B. for Windham Fabrics
Hashmark – In the Round by Michael Miller
Hashmark – Big Hash Stripe – Clementine by Michael Miller
Hashmark – Hash Dot – Papaya by Michael Miller
Fascination by Leutenegger
Rita of Fabric Please! has kindly offered to give away a fat quarter bundle to one lucky reader. However, if you love this bundle as much as I do, you can order your Sew Fresh Quilts Blogger Bundle here. If you should happen to win…. You will receive a reimbursement… Or you could just shop for some MORE Fabric Please!
How do you enter the giveaway contest?
NOW on to the Easy Patchwork Quilt Tutorial!
This Easy Patchwork Quilt Tutorial will allow you to make a nice sized baby quilt, finishing at 40″ x 48″, and follows a fat quarter friendly pattern. If you are a relatively new quilter, you may find my Top 10 Tips for New Quilters series helpful. It covers everything about making a quilt – from choosing fabric and thread to finishing with binding – and it is available as a FREE downloadable pdf ebook here.
In addition to your 9 fat quarters, you will also need backing and batting to cover 48″ x 56″
Take your 9 coordinating fat quarters.
Choose one fat quarter to be used for the majority of the binding.
I chose the Fascination by Leutenegger
Cut this binding fat quarter into (8) strips @ 2.25″ x 21″
Choose one fat quarter to be used for the remainder of the binding.
I chose the Hashmark – Hash Dot – Papaya by Michael Miller
Cut this fat quarter into (2) strips @ 2.25″ x 21″
And (12) 4.5″ x 4.5″ squares.
Cut EACH of the remaining 7 fat quarters into (16) 4.5″ x 4.5″ squares.
Sew the patches into the rows of 10. I like to press all my seams open. But if you like your seams to nest, press seams in the odd rows to the right, and press seams in the even rows to the left.
If you would like more information on pressing seams, please consult this tutorial from my Top 10 Tips for New Quilters series.
Sew the rows together, pressing all seams down.
Layer your quilt top, batting and backing together. Quilt as desired. I chose to quilt 1/4″ away from all the seam lines using my walking foot. If you are looking for some other ideas of how to quilt this easy patchwork quilt, please consult this tutorial from my Top 10 Tips for New Quilters series.
Using a miter join, your fabric strips should measure approximately 19″ long. To prepare your binding strips, start with a striped fabric strip, add an orange strip and then connect three of the striped fabric strips together to make five in a row. Add the other orange strip. Continue with the four remaining striped fabric strips.
The following diagram shows how to apply the binding to your quilt, starting in the bottom right corner. The rectangle is the quilt, with the top and bottom edge being 40″ long and the sides measuring 48″. Each of the lines that intersect the rectangle are the joins between the binding strips, every 19″. I always make a diagram to plan where my binding joins will end up so they don’t land on a corner, messing up the mitered corners.
When you apply your binding to the quilt, measure up 22″ from the bottom right hand corner. Beginning with the single striped fabric strip end of your binding, and leaving an 8″ tail, begin to attach your binding. Continue to sew your binding on all the way around the quilt and connect the ends. Press binding over to the other side of your quilt and finish attaching the binding by machine or hand stitch to finish.
If you would like more information on making and applying binding, please consult this tutorial from my Top 10 Tips for New Quilters series.
A simple patchwork quilt is always a pleasure to sit and sew. And makes a lovely baby shower gift!
For the backing, I rummaged through my stash and found this Doe Eyed in Sky from the Moon Shine collection by Tula Pink for Free Spirit, which blends perfectly with those fabrics from the front.
With the few remaining leftovers from making the Easy Patchwork quilt, I whipped up this stylish table runner using my Bindingless Quilted Placemat Tutorial.
This runner measures approximately 12″ x 36″ and was backed in Linen Mochi Dot in Turquoise. The quilting was performed with a walking foot along the long seam lines and then in a free form zig zag using a plain white Gütermann thread.
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Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts
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