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For your quilt you will need:
One Moda Jelly roll
Sashing: Four strips 2 ½” x 44" (approx 6.5cm x 110cm) white cotton fabric.
Border: 4½” x 4½” (12cm x 12cm)
Backing: 44" x 44" (110cm x 110cm) Baby Toile by Bunny Hill Designs
Binding: Five strips 3½” x 44" ( approx 9cm x 110cm) cotton fabric.
Wadding: 45" x 45" (approx 115cm x 115cm) wadding.
Notions: Cotton thread for piecing. Quilting thread.
Equipment: Sewing machine; Rotary cutter, ruler and mat; Iron; Seam unpicker or similar; Pins and needle.
Combine the yummy ice-cream colours into a jelly roll - use a modern strip piecing technique and you have yourself one cot or lap size quilt.
The first four steps in making the quilt uses a fun technique made popular online by a super online tutorial here.
The technique uses strip piecing, slicing and seam ripping - it's super quick and lots of fun. So it's perfect for making the centre panel of this jelly roll Quilt.
Skill level: intermediate
Completed Quilt measures: 44" x 44" (112cm x 112cm)
Ten Basic steps..
1. Unfold your jelly roll and divide strips into 3 groups of 6 strips.
Two groups will be used to make the the four blocks at the centre, and one to make the inner border. Take each group of 6 strips in turn and place prints in the order you like most.
Sew the 6 strips together along the long edge.
Press seams open.
2. Fold each group in half and stitch open edge, so you have made a tube. Take one of the tubes for the centre blocks, and slice into 2 ½” wide rows.
3. Unpick 1 seam to open out the tube and lay flat. Now unpick the next seam along and lay row beneath first. Continue until you have 6 rows.
Pin rows together, matching seams. Sew to form block 12 ½” " square. Press. Repeat Steps 5-7 until you have 4 blocks in total.
4. Place two blocks side by side, and two beneath, in the order you like most. Pin matching seams and sew to form 24" x 24" block.
The centre of your quilt top is now complete.
5. Preparing the inner border - Slice the 3rd tube into 2 ½” strips. Unpick one seam on each row, open out and press.
Sew two rows together, along the long edge matching seams. Repeat till you have eight 6 x 2 blocks. Now sew two blocks together along the short edge, making a 12 x 2 block. Repeat to form total of four 12 x 2 blocks, measuring 24 ½” x 4 ½”
Use remaining strips to make four 2 x 2 blocks, measuring 4 ½” x 4 ½”
6. Putting your quilt top together - use the plan opposite to put the parts of the quilt together.
Sew pieces with the same number together, sew the "1s" together, then the "3s" and then the 5's.
Now sew adjacent numbers together, in number order, finishing with the outer borders. Press seams and quilt top.
7. Layer and Quilt - Place backing right side down on a large flat surface. Place wadding on top, smoothing out any lumps.
Now, line up the quilt-top so the top edge runs parallel to the top edge of the backing, smooth the quilt-top out over the wadding. Baste or pin to hold the layers in place.
Working from the centre quilt outwards, use your preferred method of quilting, hand or machine.
8. Prepare the binding - Join the strips of binding together, placing the ends at 90 degrees to each other, sew a straight line from from one corner to the opposite corner (photo 1).
Repeat for the remaining strips, checking the seam lies on the wrong side before trimming surplus. Press seam open to make a neat diagonal join.
9. Now bind the edges of your quilt. Beginning at the midpoint of one side place right side of binding and quilt-top together, matching raw edges.
Machine sew ½” from the edge until you reach the first corner, stopping ½” short of the raw edge. Fold the binding 90 degrees away from the quilt (photo 4), then fold back on itself towards the quilt (photo 5). Match raw edge and sew along the next edge (photo 6). Repeat for remaining corners and sides.
10. Fold binding over to the back of quilt, so the corners are mitered and turning under a ½” hem handstitch in place.
Your quilt is complete!
Happy sewing x
Quick to piece, pre-cut jelly roll strips make quilting a breeze. Ideal for both beginners and experienced, you need just half a Moda jelly roll, or one "Tilda on a roll" to make a cot or lap-size quilt.
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