Last Updated on May 14, 2018 by wendigratz
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There are lots and lots of quilts that use just squares and rectangles – and you don’t need any lessons for that beyond how to sew a straight line and how to use your iron. So today I’m jumping into how to finish your quilt with the first of a three-part series. Today’s video is all about making your quilt sandwich.
Want some quick instructions on how to piece together the quilt I use in the demo? It’s super easy.
I dug through my scraps and cut 2-inch strips out of anything at least 2 inches wide. The strips were all different lengths – just what I wanted.
I joined all the pink strips together, all the orange together, and all the yellow together so that I had a long strip of pinks, a long strip of oranges, and a long strip of yellows.
Then I cut those long strips into shorter strips, 18 inches long. I used 11 of these 18-inch strips.
Arrange them in a way that looks good to you. I thought the yellow really popped out, so I alternated yellow strips with pink or orange strips. Play around with what you have until it looks good to you.
Sew the 18-inch strips together, press it all nice and smooth – and voila! You have a quilt top!
I did the same thing for the back with blues, greens, and purples. I cut those strips 20 inches long and used 13 of them so that the back would be a bit bigger than the quilt top.
By the way – this is just the right size for an American Girl doll. 🙂
Have a great week everyone!