1. 1 (42-pieced) charm pack-prints or various prints cut to measure 5in. X 5 in. (41 blocks needed in all).
2. 1 (40 or 42-pieced) charm pack-solid or 3/4 yard of a solid or small print fabric for Main blocks. (Note: Directions for cutting fabric yardage will be listed in project details).
3. 1/2 yard of coordinating fabric for Binding
4. 1 1/2 yards of fabric for Back
Note: 2 3/4 yards of fabric total for Main blocks, Binding, and Back fabrics if you would like to use the same fabric.
5. 3/4 yards of fabric for the Sashing; this fabric should be different than the other fabrics to show a nice contrast and frame the patterned blocks.
6. A package of crib-sized batting or a piece of batting measuring 45 in. X 55 in.
Preparing the template:
|Step 1: Mark the pre-measured and cut piece of cardboard 1 inch from the left side inwards. |
Make the same mark 1 inch from the right edge.
|Step 2: Make a line with a pen or pencil from the left bottom corner to the mark one inch from the left top corner. Connect the right bottom corner to the mark 1 inch from the right top corner.|
|Step 3: Your template should be marked in this way, if it does not look like this picture start your template over. Cut along the marked lines to complete the making of your template for this project.|
|Step 4b: This is what your cut charm squares or mixed prints should look like.|
|Step 8: With rights sides together, aline the pairs so they can be sewn together. Continue this until the whole row is complete. Move onto the next row until you have 9 complete rows.|
|Step 9b: This is what your quilt top should look like once you have assembled all 9 rows together.|
|Step 10: Folding the quilt top in half with the flat ends together, lay it on your cutting mat. Place you ruler where each narrow part of the tumbler meets.|
|Step 10b: Using your rotary cutter, cut along the ruler to form a straight edge. Repeat this on the other side of the existing quilt top.|
|Step 11: Prepare your sashing and binding fabrics as described in Step 5 of this tutorial. For the sashing fabric you will want to cut 4 pieces of fabric measuring 5 in. X WOF (Width Of Fabric)|
|Step 11b: This would be a great time to also cut your binding fabric. I will explain the different binding cuts and techniques in "Finishing a Quilt Tutorial" that I will work on next.|
|Step 12b: There will be a little bit of excess fabric on the end. You can use a rotary cutter or a pair of scissors to trim this off, just make sure it is straight. Iron the seams towards the sashing.|
|Step 12c: This is what your quilt top will look like after you have attached the sashing to the two longer sides.|
Completed: One quilt top measuring about 41 in. X 50 1/2 In.
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