Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quilt Block Tutorial

Here is a tutorial on how I am making each of the blocks for my king quilt. First begin with the center strip; it needs to be 4-inches wide and at least 18-inches long. The second strip needs to be 2-inches wide and at least 15-inches long. You will need two of them, one for each side of the center block.
The third strip needs to be 3-inches wide and at least 13.5-inches long. Once again you will need two, one for each side.
The forth strip needs to be 2-inches wide and at least 9.5-inches long. Two will be needed.
The fifth and final strip needs to be 2-inches wide and at least 5-inches long. Two will be needed.
Once the strips are cut locate the center of each one before sewing the strips together.
The seam allowance needed is 1/4-inch.
All seams need to be pressed away from the center block.
When the block has been stitched and pressed place on a cutting board;
Center a 12.5-inch square ruler to where no part of the ruler is hanging over the fabric strips.
As I begin to cut my square I never move the fabric; instead I move the cutting board so my fabric doesn't shift in any way.
And here is the completed quilt square;

It measures 12.5-inches square.


QuiltedSimple said...

What a great tutorial - I love how they look all laid out together. You are going to need lots of strips, but this will be so cool when done:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the tutorial and answering my question. I'm currently piecing a quilt made from shirts, but I like the pattern you're doing better and will use it next time. I really like how yours is coming together.

Helen Ruth said...

Wow, tutored by the pro! Great job, hard work, but beautiful and something to be proud of when you're finished!

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial.. you have more patience then I do.

Nanette Merrill said...

Love it. Good idea.

Ann said...

That is a lot of work! I used foundations when I did a similar quilt years ago(although mine wasn't out of shirts, it was just fabric strips). I'm just not fond of having to find the centers and pin. Call me lazy. ;)You are a great teacher, though, your tutorials are so thorough.

Unknown said...

This is great!! Thank you so much for this! I will be giving it a try.

Enid said...

ohh my Amazing... going to start gattering fabrics to make one for me!

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