Rectangle Patchwork Quilt Tutorial
Updated: Apr 14
13 assorted Fat Quarters for quilt top (Craft Cotton: Yarn Dyed, Check Jacquard and Yarn Stripe)
4 Metres (44" wide) Fabric for backing
60" x 60" Batting
Finished quilt measures 54" x 57"
1/4" seam allowances unless otherwise stated
RST - Right sides together
This colouring diagram has been added to help you with the layout of your quilt.
To begin press all fat quarters to iron out any creases and folds.
From each fat quarter cut 14 3.5" x 6.5" rectangles. You should have 182 rectangles in total. (there will be a few left over once your quilt top is complete, I used them for the binding to add to the scrappy look)
Once you are happy with the layout of your quilt arrange your blocks in rows of 19.
Sew each rectangle with RST along the 6.5" edge using 1/4" seam allowance pressing each seam as you go.
Once you have assembled all 9 rows, sew each row together vertically pinning at each seam to allow rectangle points to match.
Finishing the quilt:
Make a quilt sandwich by layering you backing fabric, batting and quilt top together, baste and quilt as desired.
Trim the excess batting and backing level with your quilt top to square the quilt.
To make the binding, cuts strips of fabric 2.5" wide, join each strip in a diagonal line and press seams open, fold the binding in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and press, sew the binding to the quilt top folding a mitre at each corner.
Fold the binding over to the back of the quilt and handstitch or machine sew in place to finish.
Your quilt is now complete!
By Joanne Hart for the Craft Cotton Company 2017
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