Final quilt measures approximately 33″ x 36″. It makes a lovely wall-hanging or baby quilt.
This tutorial is one form of Quilt as you Go where a quilt is pieced directly onto one big piece of batting. I have a book coming out this September which explains everything you need to know about my modernized technique so you can really get creative with it. Hopefully this tutorial (and another one I have pending) will satisfy your curiosity in the meantime. 🙂
- 6 half yards for the top (you will have leftover fabric. I suggest you save them for my next tutorial!)
- Backing: 1 yard
- Binding: use leftover fabric
- Batting: Crib-size cotton Legacy batting by Pellon. Trim down to approximately 34″ x 37″.
I recommend Pellon’s needle-punched batting for Quilt as you Go
projects because its a dense batting that doesn’t stretch much,
making it very easy to work with.
I got my fabric from a cute online fabric shop called Simply Sweet Fabrics. I wanted to share this because I love to support small businesses. Plus, it’s these small boutique shops that always have the best and most unique fabric selections!
Please read: Before you start, I want to say that this style of Quilt as you Go does not use precise measurements, so you’ll notice me saying to cut approximate (~) size pieces. And remember, you can make your strips as narrow or as wide as you want to give it a different look. Also, when quilting your pieces directly onto the batting, make sure your stitch starts and ends on the batting, as illustrated in my photos below.
Step 1: From your fabric, cut an ~8″ square. Place it in the center of the batting (I placed mine a little above the center). Quilt it directly onto the batting.
I quilted simple straight lines:
Step 2: From the length of your fabric, cut a strip that’s ~6.5″ wide. Place the strip next to the square and trim using fabric scissors so it’s the same length as the square. With right sides facing together, sew a 1/4″ seam allowance.
- #4 is ~7″ wide
- #5 is ~6″ wide
- #6 is ~5″ wide
- #7 is ~6.5″ wide
- #8 is ~5.5″ wide
- #9 is ~7.5″ wide
- #10 is ~8.5″ wide
For a printer friendly version of this tutorial, please click HERE. Compliments of Pellon. 🙂