Quilt dimensions: 48" x 48"
4 mini charm packs (169 - 2.5" squares) **
1 1/4 yds back ground fabric
1 1/4 yds backing fabric
1/2 yd binding fabric
1 yd cotton batting
thread to match your back ground fabric
**When a new line of fabric first comes out, pre-cuts are available before yardage. Mini charm packs go quickly, so if not available, cut from yardage.
1. Baste quilt - Prepare back ground fabric and backing by pressing. Baste backing fabric, batting and back ground fabric using adhesive spray.
2. Mark a grid onto your quilt top.
Find the middle. Place a 2.5" fabric square in the middle (I placed all 13 squares down to get a visual). This is the beginning of your grid. Using your water soluble marking pen and a long ruler, mark a vertical line on the right of that first square and continue all the way across the quilt. Before marking, measure to make sure you are the same distance to the edge all the way across the quilt. Repeat the same process along the left of the first square. You should have 2 vertical parallel lines measuring 2.5" apart marked across your quilt top.
I placed my squares 3/4" apart, but I've seen 1/2" and that works as well.
3. Adhere squares onto quilt top.Work 2 rows at a time. Adhere using your favorite product. I used basting spray because it's what I had. It was a little messy. I just sprayed a dot in the middle of the squares.
I'm told you can also use an Elmer's fabric glue stick. Put a dab on each corner, though I haven't tried this myself, and would want to do some research to make sure it didn't gunk up my machine.
4. Sewing squares to quilt top.Sew one continual line from top to bottom sewing 1/4" from the edge of the squares.
5. Bind your quilt.
6. Wash to fray edges.
You may need to clean out your lint collector in your dryer 1/2 way through the cycle.
48" x 48"
Have you ever heard of a "dessert roll"? It's a roll of 5 inch strips, kind of like a jelly roll.
Check out Sweetwater's newest line . . . "the boo crew". These little monsters are sooo cute! I'm not big into making seasonal quilts, but this week I'll be working on creating something with it.
Finish it Friday - thank you AJ!