Binding a quilt is the last step in quilt making, and to me, it's the most fun part, because I am one step closer in getting a new quilt.
As many of you reached out and asked me questions related to quilt binding, I decided to make a full tutorial on how to bind a quilt, from determining how many strips you need, cutting and joining the strips. attaching the binding, joining the binding ends, and finishing the binding.
You may watch the tutorial on how to bind a quilt on my Youtube channel by clicking the button below.
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This quilt is a variation of the Crazy Scrap Quilt 1 project that I shared about a year ago, in this project we will do the same scrappy block piecing method, with additional half square triangle tweak.
Finished Quilt measurements : 74 1/2" x 74 1/2"
Block Measurements : 12" x 12"
This is a wonderful project to use up your fabric scraps, that will yield to a generous size quilt with fresh and modern look.
I hope you enjoy this quilting project.
The Square in a Square pillow and table runner/wall hanging is an amazing pair that will brighten up your room. This is a great project to use up some of your favorite charm pack stash, pretty simple yet of course, so much fun to make.
In creating the blocks, I used the same principle as the Modern Layer Cake Square in a Square quilt tutorial that I shared last winter, which has gotten many positive feedback, however with this project we will use charm pack or the 5" square pre cut fabric.
You may download the pattern and watch the video tutorial by clicking the buttons below.
For the pillow, you will need an 18" x 18" pillow form, and the cover comes with a zipper closure, for easier care.
The measurements of the Table Runner is approximately 15" x 30" and will also look great as a wall hanging.
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Hope you enjoy this project. Happy Sewing!
Today I'd love to share with you my little quilty adventure. This wall hanging project came rather spontaneously. I was having a "creative block" moment where my brain was simply stuck and couldn't figure what to make or what my next move should be, so I stood by my cutting table, grab a couple scraps of fabric, and my rotary cutter, then started cutting, sew, and this quilt happened.
In this project you'll learn how to sew improv style "Quadrant" like curves, it may look intimidating at first if you haven't done it yet, but it is actually pretty simple, and since this is an improv quilt, accuracy is not in your agenda (although yes, we still need to square up each block to make it easier to assemble)
I posted the tutorial on my Youtube channel that you may watch here. or keep reading below for the list of supplies and written instruction.
Let's get started!!
(8x) 9" squares (medium/dark fabric)
(8x) 9" squares (light fabric)
Batting as needed
Backing fabric as needed
Basic sewing and quilting notions
1. Prepare your fabric as instructed in the list of supplies above.
2. Lay fabric A right side up, then lay fabric B right side up.
3. With your rotary cutter, make the quadrant shape cut from lower left-ish corner to the top-ish right corner.
4. Swap the layout of the fabric just like shown below.
5. Mark the center point of panel 1 and panel 2 with your fabric marker (it doesn't have to be precise, just estimate).
6. Lay panel 1 and panel 2 right side together, match the center point mark, pin.
7. Sew, starting from the center point mark, down to the edge, then flip the fabric, go back to the center point mark then sew down to the opposite edge. Align the edges of the fabric as you sew, panel 1 might turn out a bit shorter, which is okay.
8. Press the seams towards panel 1
9. Trim the block to measure 8" x 8"
10. Make 15 more blocks.
11. Layout your blocks as shown here.
12. Sew your quilt blocks together.
13. Layer with batting and backing fabric
14. Quilt as desired
15. Bind, add the hanging sleeve, enjoy.
The Tulips and Pinwheels quilt is a darling throw size quilt that will simply brighten up your day (especially in such unprecedented time like this), another way to ease our mind, is by picking up some pretty fabrics from our stash, and make a new quilt.
The finished measurements of this quilt is about 58.5" x 58.5", and each block measures 14" squares.
Let's get started!
10 Fat Quarters (3 dark, 3 Medium, 3 light color)
1 3/4 yard of background fabric
Quilt Batting as needed
1 3/4 yard of backing fabric (if using wide backing fabric)
1/2 yard of binding fabric
Basic Sewing and Quilting Notions
Making The Tulip Block
1. Cut the fabric pieces as shown in the picture below.
- Fabric 1 & 2 cut from dark/medium fabric
- Fabric 3,4,5 cut from light fabric
- Fabric 6 cut from background fabric
- Fabric 7 cut from dark/medium (contrasting with fabric 1&2)
2. Make 8x of Half Square Triangles (HST) by pairing fabric 1 & 3, trim the HST to measure 3.5" x 3.5" ==> Watch the video on how to sew the HST here.
3. Make 4x tulip units following the layout below. Once sewn, each tulip unit should measure 6.5" x 6.5"
4. Now layout all 4x tulip units with fabric 6, and 7 as shown below.
5. Piece the block, one row at the time. Your block should measure 14" x 14" . Make 8x blocks.
Making The Pinwheel Block
1. Cut the fabric pieces as shown in the picture below.
-Fabric 1 cut from dark/medium fabric
-Fabric 2 cut from light fabric
-Fabric 3 & 4 cut from background fabric
2. Make 4x HST by pairing fabric 1 & 2 exactly the same way as when making the tulip block. Trim the HST to measure 3.5" x 3.5".
3. To make the pinwheel block arrange the HST as shown below. Once sewn your pinwheel unit should measure 6.5" x 6.5"
4. To make the block, layout your pinwheel unit, with fabric 3 & 4, as shown in picture below. Once sewn, your block should measure 14" x 14". Make 8x blocks.
Assembling the quilt blocks
1. Alternate the tulip block with the pinwheel block, in 4 rows, each row should have 4 blocks. Refer to the picture below.
2. Sew your quilt blocks together, one row at the time.
1. Cut the following strips from the background fabric
Border 1 ( for the top and bottom of the quilt) : 54.5" x 2.5" (2x)
Border 2 (for the sides of the quilt) : 58.5" x 2.5" (2x)
2. Sew border 1 to the top and the bottom part of the quilt.
3. Sew border 2 to both sides of the quilt.
Once you've assembled your quilt top, go ahead and layer your quilt with the batting and the backing fabric, baste, then quilt and bind as desired.
In today's post, I would love to share this oh so lovely modern quilt that I call The Scattered Windows. This quilt is made with layer cake, or the 10" squares. The Fabric that I used for this quilt is the Sugarcreek from Moda Fabrics, I love the beautiful fresh color combination of this line of fabric, perfect for spring/summer.
This quilt is pretty simple and so much fun to make, and the result will simply brought a smile on your face :).
Let's Get Started!
The Scattered Windows Layer Cake Quilt
Finished Quilt Measurements : 60.5" x 70.5"
1 set of layer cake (10" squares pre cut fabric 42x)
1 yard of accent fabric for the sashing
1/2 yard of fabric for the binding
Basic sewing and quilting notions
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I posted the full video tutorial on my Youtube channel, that you may watch below, or scroll down to read the written instructions.
1. Layout your layer cake straight on the cutting mat, measure 6" then cut
2. Rotate your cutting mat at 90˚. The cutting line should now in horizontal position.
3. Measure 6" and cut, you should now end up with 4 block pieces.
4. Cut all of your layer cake squares the same way (you should end up with 42x of each fabric A,B,C, and D.
5. Cut 1.5" strips (width of fabric) from your accent fabric. You will need approximately 22 strips.
6. Cut the sashing strips according to the below measurements (make 42x each)
7. To make the quilt block layout your pieces just like shown on the picture below.
8. Piece the block by sewing fabric A-1-B, C-2-D, then sew the sashing 3. The fished block should be 10.5" x 10.5"
9. Continue piecing your blocks (you should end up with 42 blocks).
10. Layout your blocks in 7 rows and 6 columns, in scattered order (do not align the sashing between the blocks)
11. Sew your quilt blocks together, one row at the time.
12. Layer with batting and backing fabric
I have a fun little quilt project to share with you today. It's a wall hanging size modern quilt that performs free form curve piecing. In the previous quilt along episode, I shared the scrappy improv quilt project performing gentle curves.
In that video, I featured the shortcut method of doing the curves, which will only work if you use shorter size strips, and performing shallow curves. Now, in this project we will do the "proper way" of doing curves.
For the fabric, you will need some Jelly Roll strips, obviously you can cut from the yardage, or use left over fabrics that you might have laying around. I purposely play with many colors in this project, so you may see the the contrast, and how the curvy shapes taken place there, although you may use more subtle color, two-tone color, or any color palette that you desired.
12-18 jelly roll strips
2/3 yard backing fabric
Basic Sewing and quilting notions
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I posted the full quilt along video on my Youtube channel, however you may scroll down to see the written instructions.
Finished quilt measurements 19" x 31"
1. Cut your jelly roll strips in halves, and trim off the selvage ends
2. Take two contrasting strips, and overlap them (the width of the overlap is totally up to you), if you fabric has right side and wrong side, you should be looking at the right sides of both fabrics right now.
3. With your rotary cutter make the curve cut.
4. Remove the top left strip, and the bottom right strip, you should end up with two matching strips
5. Lay the strips right side together, pin them place (the edges may not be aligned), and that's expected :)
6. Sew with 1/4" seam allowance, aligning the edges of the strips as you sew (maneuver the top strip to align with the edges of the bottom strip)
7. Press towards one side
8. Sew more strips and continue building your quilt.
9. Use leftover strips from the curve cutting that are at least 1/2" wide, to make very narrow insert
10. Lay the narrow strip on top of the edge of the fabric, then cut following the curve of the narrow strip.
11. Remove the fabric underneath
12. Lay the strip and the fabric right sides together, pin, then sew with 1/4" seam allowance.
13. Press the seams towards the fabric (away from the narrow strip)
14. Take another strip, overlap that with the fabric (with the strip underneath, and the narrow strip on top)
15. Make shallow curve cut between the overlap, remove the bottom left fabric.
16. Lay the strip and the fabric right side together, pin, sew with 1/4" seam allowance.
17. Continue sewing and adding strips, until your fabric is measuring about 32" long (or as desired)
18. Trim your quilt top, straighten up the edges
19. Stay stitch along the side edges (with 1/4" seam allowance) to prevent the quilt top to stretch during the quilting and binding.
20. Layer with batting and backing fabric, quilt, bind, add hanging sleeves, and enjoy!
Before the end of the year, I promised myself to empty up or at least get rid of some of my scraps that have been laying around in my scrap bin. Few months ago, I posted the Crazy Scrap Quilt video and got quite a positive feedback, so I figured it will be great to make another Scrap quilt episode, with different pattern, featuring different technique.
This time I decided to try out the "gentle curves" free piecing, I've seen this technique performed in several blogs and Youtube videos, and decided to give this a try.
Assorted fabric strips at least 11" long (the width should be between 1" -3")
Basic sewing and quilting notions
-Machine Quilting Needle
-Machine Quilting Thread
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Let's Get Started!
Gather your scraps and cut them into various sized strips (the width should be between 1"-3", and the length should be at least 11", I divided mine into 3 categories, light/neutral, medium, and dark.
Take two strips in contrasting color, then make a gentle curve cut to one of the strip using your rotary cutter.
Lay the strips right side together, the straight edge strip should be on top, then sew with 1/4" of seam allowance.
When you sew, manuever the top strip to follow the shape of the lower (curved) strip, making sure the edges are aligned (I recommend to use 1/4" presser foot, for easier piecing).
Press the seams towards one side.
Now go ahead and make another gentle curve cut.
Now take another strip, and sew, the same way like before.
Continue sewing and adding strips until your fabric measured a little over than 10" wide.
Then square your fabric to measure 10" x 10" (feel free to make larger or smaller block).
If you got a decent size strip from trimming your block (at least 1" wide and 11" long), you may set this aside, and incorporate this to another block.
Voila! The first block is done.
Now make 35 more blocks
Now with the scrappy strips that you got from trimming the block, you can also add them to your quilt block.
I laid out my blocks in the same vertical direction, so I made 6 rows and each row has 6 blocks.
You can change the layout if you want to, check out some pictures below for different ideas
Once you're happy with the layout of your quilt, you may go ahead and sew your quilt blocks, layer, quilt, and bind.
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This modern style square in a square layer cake quilt is not only adorable, it is also pretty simple to make. For this quilt you will need the full pack of Layer Cake (the precut 10" squares) that are widely available online or at retail quilting stores.
The finished measurements of this quilt is 51.5" x 60", for this quilt I use one of my favorite fabric line which is the French General's Fleur de Noel by Moda Fabrics. I simply love the rich red color, balanced with some more muted shades of gray. It is the great color for the festive season. Nevertheless, feel free to use whatever fabric that you desire, in any theme, and color palette ;).
To make the block you will need to prepare 2 pieces of layer cake in contrasting color.
Lay them straight on the cutting mat, and stack them on top of each other
Now take your ruler and rotary cutter, measure 3 1/2" and cut
Without moving your fabric, measure 1 1/2" from the previous cutting line, and cut
So you will end up with 3 1/2", 1 1/2", and 5" wide strips
Take the 5" wide strips, and rotate the position width wise.
Now do the same as before, so measure 3 1/2" and cut, then measure 1 1/2" and cut from the previous cutting line.
So you will end up with 5 panels of fabric from each layer cake
Below is the cutting diagram if you want to see the whole picture
Next separate fabric A from fabric B (remember they were stacked together), and then put them all back again, however you want to swap the the panel 1 fabric (the 5" square), just like shown in the picture below. You may change the position of the panels, as long as the inner square is kept inside.
Then go ahead and sew them together, the square the blocks to measure 9" square
Continue the same sequence for the rest of your layer cake pieces, thus will yield 42 blocks. Then lay them out as shown below, so you should end up with 7 rows and each row should have 6 blocks.
Now go ahead sew all the blocks together and do the rest of the typical quilting routine.
You may watch the full tutorial on my Youtube channel
The Rambling Jelly Roll Quilt is another version of easy strip quilting, that is so much fun to make, and relatively easy hence beginner friendly.
I made this quilt out of batik jelly roll strips that I got from Joann, although any fabric line would pretty much work this quilt that I reckon as one of those quilt that "you can't go wrong with".
Below is the diagram of this quilt, this is the general idea on the layout of the quilt, although each quilt will vary.
Finished Quilt measurements : Approx 61" x 74"
Supplies and tools :
35x Assorted Jelly roll strips
21x Solid jelly roll background strips
Quilt batting as needed
8x Binding strips
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