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WHAT YOU NEED:
(6) 1/3 yard cut of six different fabrics.
1/2 yard for binding
1 1/3 yards for backing.
When choosing fabrics for this project, select prints with a wide variety of prints and patterns. In other words, don't be too "matchy."
Have you seen all of the new fabrics they have over at sewmamasew? I think the Bell Bottom line would be a great choice for this quilt!
STEP 1: Group your fabric into two stacks of three fabrics each. Match the selvedge edges on each stack, and trim them off. For your first stack make a cut twelve inches into the strip from the left side. For the second stack, make a cut 9" over from the left side, and then 18" over from the first cut. See the diagram above. The sections on the right side may vary in width from the diagram due to differences in fabric widths. This is OK and we will fix it later on in the project.
STEP 2: SHUFFLE FABRICS
Beginning with the set of fabrics with three cuts, take the top fabric on the left side and move it to the bottom. Now take the bottom fabric on the far right stack and move it to the top.
With the set of strips with only two sections, take the top fabric from the left hand section, and move it to the bottom.
STEP 3: SEW SECTIONS BACK INTO STRIPS
Now you are simply going to sew a seam where you once cut, to make three strips of fabric with three different colors as above, and three strips of fabrics with two different colors as below. Use a 1/4" seam allowance and press your seams to the darker colored fabric.
Each strip of fabric should now measure approximately 12"x 40". Approximate is fine for this project. Do not freak out about exact measurements.
Start by taking one long rectangular strip and folding it in half cross wise. This will make it a more managable size for your cutting mat. Starting at one edge, square it up if needed, and make 4-5 random size strips which measure between 4" and 1 1/2" in width. In the photo above I made a 2" strip, a 2 1/2" strip, a 3 " strip, and a 3 1/2" strip.