Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mini Tutorial: Hayden's Quilt

Last winter this cutie pie got a new room, a new bed, and a new quilt. His mom hired me to replicate a quilt out of a catalouge that was no longer available. It was super easy, so I thought you might like the directions.

Yardage and Fabric Selection: (Of course you will choose your own wonderful fabrics, but in case you were wondering how I did it, I included the fabric selection. I think the quilt is upside down on the bed.)

  • Fabric 1: 3/8 yard Navy solid.
  • Fabric 2: 7/8 yard Tan Plaid.
  • Fabric 3: 1/2 yard Brown Solid
  • Fabric 4: 1 yard Red Plaid
  • Fabric 5: 2/3 yard Blue/Blue Stripe
  • Fabric 6: 3/8 yard Brown Plaid
  • Fabric 7: 7/8 yard Red Solid
  • Fabric 8: 1/2 yard Cream Plaid
  • Border and Binding: 1 1/4 yard Blue/Blue Stripe

Cutting: From each of fabric 1-8 cut 5 width of fabric strips. The following chart will tell you how wide to cut each strip.

  • Fabric 1: 2.5"
  • Fabric 2: 5.5"
  • Fabric 3: 3.5"
  • Fabric 4: 6.5"
  • Fabric 5: 4.5"
  • Fabric 6: 2.5"
  • Fabric 7: 5.5"
  • Fabric 8: 3.5"

For the border cut 8 strips that are 3.5" wide, and 9 strips 2.5" wide for the binding.


Step ONE: Using Fabric 1, sew each strip end to end to create one really long strip. Press all seams open. Repeat this step for Fabric 2-8.

Step TWO: Using Fabric 1, cut 3 strips that are 66 1/2" long. Repeat this step for fabrics 2-8.

Step THREE: Sew one strip of Fabric 1 to Fabric 2 to create a wider strip. Continue adding strips in order. When you get to Fabric 8, start over with Fabric 1. Repeat again, so that you have three sections of stripes. You may want to pin each stripe to the next to ensure that the ends meet.

Step FOUR: For border, sew 3.5" strips together to make one long strip. You will now need to cut two side border pieces that are 90 1/2" long, and two that are 72 1/2" long. Sew side borders on first, then top and bottom borders.

Step FIVE: Quilt and bind. This quilt was quilted with deep zig zag stripes. It really added to the quilt!

1 comment:

Sharla said...

Is this a twin size? My son has a full bed and I'm sittin here wondering if these measurements are correct for me :)


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