One of the questions that I have been getting lately is where would I begin if I wanted to make a quilt? Well, next week we are going to spend Monday, Wednesday and Friday showing you how to make a quilt top. It should be a fun week….and if you can’t sew along, it will still be a good reference for when you do feel like quilting.
I pinky promise the pattern is easy (me and my old-school graph paper made it…you bet it’s easy). And you will essentially be learning how to make a simple quilt block (the other block will be one solid piece of fabric), then how to add sashings, sew the blocks into one row and then how to sew the rows together to make the quilt top.
We are going to start Monday if you want to pick up your fabrics, when we will be cutting all of our quilt pieces. I started with this Indian Summer Bundle from Simply Sweet Fabrics (Shay is awesome with her prices and fast shipping!) and added three other fabrics for a total of 10 fabrics.
Here is the supply list for Monday if you want to quilt along…..
Indian Summer Quilt Along Supplies:
*10 fat quarters (or 1/4 yards of fabric)
* 2 yards of white broadcloth for the sashings (I used Kona White)
* 3.5 yards of backing fabric (I used Indian Summer Woodland Pine)
*2/3 -1 yard of quilting binding fabric
* 60 x 72 inches of Quilt Batting (I like the Warm and Natural brand)
While we will be doing the quilt top next week, I usually send off all my quilts to be quilted (free-motioning quilting is not my cup of tea….and I am okay with that for now 😉 but I will send you to a few resources if you do want to quilt your own quilt.
I will also send you to a couple of links that I find helpful on binding a quilt….so you will be all set to begin your career not only a sew-er but a quilter!
P.S. Anyone in for some quilting this summer?