Big Square Patchwork Quilt Tutorial
Updated: Apr 14
I think there's something about a simple patchwork quilt that has a wonderful charm about it, you get that real handmade vibe. This cozy quilt will be great for winter.
18 assorted Fat Qaurters for quilt top
4 Metres (44" wide) Fabric for backing
65" x 65" Batting
Finished quilt measures 60" x 60"
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 2 10.5" x 10.5" squares. You should have 36 squares in total.
Once you are happy with the layout of your quilt arrange your blocks in rows of 6. Sew each square with RST using 1/4" seam allowance pressing each seam as you go.
Once you have assembled all 6 rows, sew each row together pinning at each seam to allow square points to match.s
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.
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Made by Joanne Hart for The Craft Cotton Company 2018