Hey everyone! It's Jera from Quilting In The Rain bringing you this fun quilt top that you can finish in a weekend. Grab a Layer Cake and get this done within a few hours. Check out our 4-step tutorial below on how to do it.
And don't forget... if you need help finishing your quilt, stop by the Stitch and Sew Studio for some one on one help, or stay tuned for our demo nights. Enjoy!
Materials for a ~36.5" x 45.5" finished quilt top:
Step 1 - Choose ten pre-cut 10 inch squares and lay them directly on top of one another making sure they are aligned. Using a ruler and rotary cutter, make a diagonal cut through all ten layers. Make sure the cut is similar to the one shown below (i.e. don't make the cut too slanted).
After you make the diagonal cut, you will have two stacks of fabric: Stack A and stack B.
Step 2 - From stack A, take the bottom piece and from stack B take the top piece. Place them together as shown below. Piece these two pieces together (with right sides facing together, sew a 1/4" seam allowance). Repeat until stack A and B are all pieced together.
Tip: For faster piecing, you can chain piece:
Step 3 - After you've completed Step 2, press open all of the blocks using an iron. Next, stack all of your blocks on top of one another, same as you did in Step 1. Make sure all the blocks are facing the same direction and are aligned. Rotate the stack and then make a diagonal cut again, as shown below. Once again, you will have stacks A and B.
Repeat Step 2 with stacks A and B:
After sewing together, press open with an iron. A finished block will look like this:
Repeat steps one through three with ten more pre-cut ten inch squares so that you will yield a total of 20 finished blocks.
Step 4 - Lay all 20 finished blocks in a 4x5 formation as shown below. To piece the quilt top together, first sew all four blocks together in each row, and then sew each row together. (Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew with the right sides facing each other, and then press open with an iron).
That's all there is to it! :)
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