Quilting is as Easy as… 1, 2, 3!

Are you an admirer of quilts?  Do you long to wrap yourself up in a beautiful, warm creation that we made by you?  Can you sew a straight line?  Than with our 1, 2, 3 method, ANYONE (even you) can be a quilter!

Supplies need:
Steps:
  • Cut each of your 1 yard pieces of fabric into 6″ strips.  Each 1 yard piece will give you (6) 6″ strips
  • Then cut all the 6″ strips into 6″ x 6″ squares.  You will get (7) 6″x6″ squares per strip for a total of (42) squares per 1 yard piece of fabric.  You will end up with (126) squares when all your 3 yards have been cut.
     
  • You will need to cut off 6-8″ of the bottom of your piece of grid.  Lay vertically on end to add to the overall width.  You will then lay out your squares on the Quilter’s Grid using the 1, 2, 3 pattern.  Your quilt will be 9 squares across by 14 squares down.
  • Continue laying out all the rows and iron into place.
  • Once all your squares are ironed into place, you will fold over each row and sew a 1/4″ seam (or just use the edge of your foot).  Either is fine as long as you are consistent.
  • Sew one direction, iron all seams one direction, and then sew the seams going the other direction until all seams are sewn.  The press to lay all seams flat.
  • Now you are ready to baste, quilt, and bind in your favorite way.  Finished quilt top measures approximately 48″ x 74″, depending on your seam size.
Check out our YouTube video to see how to use the Quilter’s Grid.  And visit our website for all your quilting (and vintage-inspired home) goods.
~Happy Sewing!
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