Okay, I had a few requests for more information on my quilt that I made for my own bed. It’s a pretty awesome use of fabric – there’s virtually no remaining scraps and you’ve got yourself a queen sized quilt when you’re finished. It’s actually just a few inches shy of a standard size queen quilt (which is 86″ x 93″), but I just layer my quilt on top of our existing duvet, so for me it doesn’t have to be exact.
The quilt measures 85″ wide by 87″ tall. You’ll need the following cuts of fabric to make the quilt top:
2.5 yard cut for center panel – labeled #1
1/2 yard cut for small borders (blue fabric in my quilt) – labeled #2
2 yards for large outside border (yellow fabric in my quilt) – labeled #3
- For the center panel simply trim off the selvage edges.
- Cut 4 small border print pieces 4.5″ wide by width of fabric (about 44″), depending how your fabric shop cuts fabric, you may or may not have enough, so either adjust it to 4″ wide or get 5/8 yard
- Cut 4 large outside border cut 18″ wide by width of fabric
I should note that you probably won’t want to use fabric that has a directional print (that is a specific upward facing pattern) for the borders just because of the way they’re cut (your print would be facing sideways if you did).
Here’s a little roundup of some great quilting tutorials*, and mostly how I learned what I know about quilting:
- Crazy Mom Quilts – Binding Tutorial
- Red Pepper Quilts – Machine Binding Tutorial
- Oh, Fransson! – Making a Quilt Sandwich Tutorial
- Tallgrass Prairie Studio – Straight Line Quilting Hints and Tips
*oh, and definitely feel free to share any other quilting tutorials/tips in the comments.