Sunday, 13 March 2016

Additions Quilt Tutorial

This is my first tutorial. Hopefully it will be easy to follow. If there is something that you are unsure of, please contact me for further information. Please credit my blog if you make this quilt. Thanks and Enjoy :)

Additions Quilt

Quilt size 44" x 56"

Materials Needed:

-10 Fat Quarters in Green, Yellow and Grey
-3/4 m of contrasting fabric to your Fat Quarters
-1 m dark navy print for the sashing
-1/2 m of Grey print for the binding
-Batting Piece 60" x 54"
-3 m of 44"/45" backing

Note: I used 10 Fat Quarters to have various prints but you may use less.  Amount of fabric is more than what is required to allow for cutting errors. All seams are 1/4 inch. If you use directional prints, be cautious with the cutting and piecing. Read all directions before starting.

For each Fat Quarter:
Cut 1 - 5" x 11" rectangle
Cut 2 - 5" x 9" rectangle

For the contrasting fabric:
Cut 8 - 2.5" WOF strips.
From strips cut 20 - 2.5" x 11" rectangles and 30 - 2.5" squares

For Sashing Fabric
Cut 13 - 2.5" WOF strips.
From strips cut into 49 - 2.5" x 9"

For Binding
Cut 6 - 2.5" WOF strips.


Pin a 2.5" x 11" contrasting rectangle to a 5" x 11" rectangle on the long side right sides together. Do this for all the 5" x 11" rectangle pieces.


Sew 1/4" seam down the long side. Press towards the 5" x 11" piece.


Place another 2.5" x 11" contrasting rectangle on the opposite long side of each 5" x 11" rectangle right sides together. Pin and sew.


Press towards the 5" x 11" piece. Repeat for all the 5" x 11" rectangles.


From these strip sets, cut 4 - 2.5" sections along the 11" side. Note: There is an extra inch to straighten out the sections if required.



Pin a 2.5" strip section to a matching 5" x 9" rectangle along the long side with right sides facing. Do this for all the 5" x 9" rectangles. Sew 1/4" seam.


Press towards the 5" x 9" piece. Pin the matching 2.5" strip section to the opposite long side of the 5" x 9" rectangle. Do this for all your 5" x 9" rectangles. Sew and press towards the 5" x 9" rectangle.


You should have 20 - 9" x 9" blocks.



Assemble blocks, sashing strips and squares in the pattern that follows.


My dog photo bombed this picture :)

For the sashing rows (rows 1,3,5,7,9 and 11), you will lay out one 2.5" square followed by a 2.5" x 9" rectangle. Repeat this sequence three more times then finish the row with a 2.5" square.

For the block rows (Rows 2,4,6,8 and 10), you will place a 2.5" x 9" rectangle followed by a block. Repeat this sequence three more times then finish the row with a 2.5" x 9" rectangle. Arrange blocks as you like. 


Sew pieces together to form the rows.

Then sew a sashing row to the next block row. Row 1 to row 2, row 3 to row 4 and so on. Note: Row 10 will have a sashing row on top and on the bottom. Press towards sashing strip.
Then sew Row 1/2 to Row 3/4 and Row 7/8 to Row 9/10/11. Press towards sashing strip. Then sew piece 1/2/3/4 to Row 5/6. Press towards sashing strip. Sew final two pieces together at Row 6 and Row 7 points. Press towards sashing strip.

Your Quilt top is now complete.

Prepare backing fabric. Baste backing, batting and quilt top together. Quilt as desired. Hand or machine bind the quilt. 

If you decide to make this quilt, I would love to see it. Feel free to leave a comment with a link to your blog or email me :)

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