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:
- 20 pre-cut 10 inch squares (one Layer Cake comes with about 42 squares)
After you make the diagonal cut, you will have two stacks of fabric: Stack A and stack B.
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! :)
If you're in the Seattle area, check out the Stitch and Sew Studio's calendar and Facebook page to keep updated on free demo nights where I teach how to finish a quilt (baste, quilt and bind) as well as other quilting classes. Or stop by the Stitch and Sew Studio for any sewing help, or just to hang out and get crafty. Happy Quilting!