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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Thanks for stopping by, and Happy quilting!!
Today I would like to take you to my crazy scrap quilt (also known as crumb quilt) adventure.
I was quite overwhelmed with the amount of scraps that I have accumulated over time, and been looking for ways to get rid of them without throwing them away.
After scrolling through the internet and Pinterest of course, I found what is called crazy quilt or crumb quilt and I knew this was my solution.
So I took out my scraps and started sewing, and it was surprisingly fun and quite relaxing, hence I got addicted and ended up with 42x 10" squares. Check out the quilt along video to see the whole process of making this quilt on my Youtube channel below :
Assorted scraps or crumbs fabric
2 yards of wide quilt backing fabric
Border fabric (optional)
Basic sewing/ quilting notions
1. Sew your scraps as shown in video
2. Square up each block in to 10" squares (make 42 blocks)
3. Sew six blocks together to make a row (make 7 rows)
4. Add borders(optional)
5. Layer, baste, quilt, bind
Hello friends, today I'd like to share with you this lovely modern style quilted table runner / wall hanging. I designed this table runner to be minimalistic, and beginner friendly. The only block that you will need to make is the half square triangles.
I have put together the pdf format pattern and cutting instruction that you can download by clicking the button below:
Now go ahead and watch the full tutorial on my Youtube channel
Hope you enjoy this tutorial.
This month I would love to share with you the Serene Stars quilt pattern and tutorial. This quilt features six 4-point-stars in beautiful shade of blue color.
The finished measurement of this quilt is 46 1/2" x 69 1/2" (you may enlarge the size of the quilt by adding borders).
Watch the full tutorial of The Serene Stars Quilt on my Youtube Channel :
The Octagon quilt is lovely quilt for you to make. Each block is measuring 8" squares, and made out of four half square triangles and five 3" squares.
The finished measurement of this quilt is 60 1/2" x 60 1/2" (153.6cm x 153.6cm)
You may DOWNLOAD THE OCTAGON QUILT PATTERN below :
Watch the full tutorial on my Youtube Channel:
If you have any questions, please do not to hesitate to reach out to me.
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