Essential Trends Quilt
Updated: Apr 14
Fabric Requirements :
25 assorted Fat Quarters for quilt top (you will have left over fabric to add to your stash)
1.25 Metres (44" wide) Fabric for backing
42" x 42" Batting
Finished quilt measures 40" x 40"
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.
Step 1 From each fat quarter cut 3, 6.5inch squares
Step 2 Sub-cut into triangles
Step 3 - Match each triangle with an opposite colour and sew with RST using 1/4inch seam allowance.
Step 4 - Cut Squares in half again.
Step 5 - Match each triangle with an opposite colour, lining up and pinning at the centre seam (so your points match), sew with RST using 1/4inch seam allowance.
Step 6 - Trim the block to 5.5inch.
Step 7 - Repeat with the remaining squares until you have 64 squares.
Step 8 - Once you are happy with your layout, sew your blocks together in rows of 8, and sew all 8 rows together.
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.
By Joanne Hart for The Craft Cotton Company 2018