Quilt As You Go – (2 of 16 videos)

elementary quilt quick look

 

Quick Look:

Take a quick look at how to construct this easy 9 square quilt.

quilt as you go

 

 

 

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To make this quilt you will need to cut out a 6 inch square of batting. You will also need to cut out two 7″ squares for each block. The squares can be the same or they can be out of two different fabrics; whatever you prefer.

After you cut out your fabric and your batting, you will need to mark at least one of the squares with a quilting design. I find this “X” an easy design to follow.

Now you’re ready to put together your quit sandwich. I’m going to use this piece of fabric for the back. I’ll take the right side of the fabric and put it face down.

Then I’ll take this piece of batting and sort of eyeball where it goes in the middle, put it down and on top of the sandwich I am going to place this square where I have marked the quilting design and I am going to pin it.

I am going to use these pins to help keep all the layers together when I sew it. Since I am going to sew on the lines I do not want to to put the pins on the line because they will interfere with my sewing.

Now I am ready to sew. You can sew by machine like I did here. It is just a straight stitch. You can use a regular foot, or if you have a walking foot, that works better.

I usually use the top stitching setting on my machine but it is ok to just use a regular stitch length.

You can also sew these by hand. If I am sewing by hand I am going to start at least a thumb over from the edge here. The reason why I want to start a thumb over is because eventually this seam allowance is going to get cut out and so I want to make sure that I don’t cut into this hand sewing thread or it will just start unraveling. If I cut into this thread that has been sewn by machine it won’t unravel like my hand sewing thread.

So I have to get all these sewn by hand and ready to go to the design wall.

Quilters usually sew in rows. So I would sew these 2 blocks together and then add that block. I would sew these 2 and then add that block. And I would sew these 2 and then add that block.

Once I have this row completed, I will sew it to this row. And then the last row I will sew on to this section.

After I have sewn my quilt together I am ready too make the chenille on the back. So on the back I have all of these seams and you can see I have started cutting some of them.

It is easiest to cut on the fold when it is folded like this. So I just come in, fold my quilt and I start cutting. Oh I will start over here where I stopped. I cut in I am going to cut up to that sewing line. I am not going to cut through that sewing line because then my quilt will start falling apart. I do not want that to happen.

So I am going to cut almost up to that sewing line and then once I make the cut I am going to scoot an 1/4 of an inch to an 1/8 of an inch over and I just going to continue cutting like that to make my fringe all the way down.

When I come to an intersection like this where there is lots of fabric, I am just going to cut into that. It might be a little trickier or a little tougher but just continue on.

So after all this has been cut then I am going to put binding around the edge of my quilt; so binding around the edge. I am gong to take this whole quilt and throw it into the washing machine. I am going to dry it.

And after it has been washed and dried you will end up with a back that looks like this; sort of fuzzy chenille and the top will be nice like this.

 

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Quilters usually sew in rows. So I would sew these 2 blocks together and then add that block. I would sew these 2 and then add that block. And I would sew these 2 and then add that block. Once I have this row completed, I will sew it to this row. And then the last row I will sew on to this section.

After I have sewn my quilt together I am ready to make the chenille on the back. So on the back I have all of these seams and you can see I have started cutting some of them. It is easiest to cut on the fold when it is folded like this. So I just come in, fold my quilt and I start cutting. Oh I will start over here where I stopped. I cut in I am going to cut up to that sewing line. I am not going to cut through that sewing line because then my quilt will start falling apart. I do not want that to happen.

 

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