Monday, May 25, 2009

Tutorial--Modern square garden quilt--


Ok, I gave a fancy name to my simple square quilt. This is very easy to do, but I wanted a different look, so I chose ginghum check fabric for the sashing and the borders.
* You will need
1 charm pack (I used some for another project, so I only had 35 pieces left. That's what we will use for this quilt).
2 yards ginghum check fabric (for sashing, borders, and bias tape)

* Note--Always cut big pieces first and work your way down to small pieces. I cut all the long pieces from length of fabric.

* Cutting:
25P-- 2 1/2"x 5" (sashing for between the squares)
6P--- 2 1/2"x 31" (sashing for between the rows)
2P--- 4"x 38 1/2" (top borders)
2P--- 4"x 44 1/2" (sides borders)

* How to assemble the quilt:
1. Lay out the squares and decide where you want the fabrics to go.
2. Using a quarter inch seam allowance; sew 2 1/2" x 5" sashing between the squares. Then, press the seam towards the sashing. Repeat the process and make seven rows.



3. Join each row with 2 1/2" x 31" sashing to make the center of the quilt. Press the seams.



4. Add 4" x 44 1/2" borders on both sides. Press. Then, Attach 4" x 38 1/2" borders to top and bottom. Press.



Now you have the quilt top! The finished size is 38 1/2" x 51 1/2".

I like the batting and backing to have an extra 3" around the egde. So, when you baste them, they have enough room to move a little.

For the bias tape, check out my tutorial.

I basted my quilt and haven't decide what to do. I am still new to machine quilting. I am so tempted to hand quilt this one, but I have been hand quilting another quilt I started a few years ago. I need to finish that one first before I can commit myself to do another quilt by hand. I will post the quilt when I finish it.

27 comments:

  1. What a lovely quilt!! :) The colors and patterns are so fun!

    I have never attemped to make a quilt and I don't know if I ever will. I'm daunted by the instructions before I ever start. Thus, I have been admiring them throughout the years with my eyes :D

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  2. I love this quilt...and I love the gingham sashing!

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  3. I am newer to sewing, and your instructions help a TON! My mom and sisters sew a TON and I have just started to get more into it! I have four children with the 5th on the way, so this will make a perfect quilt for the new one!! Thanks!!

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  4. um yeah WHATEVER! so not! and you know what i'm talking about. ;)

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  5. Great tutorial!! I'm going to have to break out a few charm packs!!

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  6. That's so pretty! Thanks for sharing! Love the use of gingham!

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  7. I don't sew but for some time now, I have really wanted to make a quilt. Your instructions make this very doable. Thanks so much. Also, if I want to use fabric that is lying around, what size would I make the squares? Thanks again!

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  8. I made a quilt inspired by yours (but using stuff I already had, so nowhere near as cute as yours!) I'll let you know when I take/post pics!

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  9. MommyChickadee-

    Make 5" squares. Enjoy!

    -Sachiko

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  10. Heather-

    I look forward to seeing it!

    -Sachiko

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  11. Here's my version. Vastly different, but inspired by yours. I still want to make one that more resembles yours, though!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/17261684@N00/3660188339/

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  12. It is wonderful to be inspired, and you did just that! (I was starting to get "burned out" on making quilts, since I've made over 50 of them. This is just charming and I love the colors and sashing you chose!
    Congratulations on a wonderful job.:)

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  13. Thank you for your lovely tutorial. I have put a link to you on my freebies blog if that's okay. Khris

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  14. Could you tell me where you got that lovely gingham from please? Thanks, Khris

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  15. Thanks for this tutorial! I have lots of squares that somebody gave me last year, and now with your tutorial I can use them. I'll make a quilt for my baby, he/she will be born next May.
    Kisses from Argentina :)

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  16. I really like, your quilts & t shirts and I'm sure I will be busy trying many projects thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. I really like, your quilts & t shirts and I'm sure I will be busy trying many projects thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. Thank you so much! This was the perfect pattern for my first quilt! I made a memory quilt for my brother and sister-in-law out of my father-in-laws old shirts... I posted a few pictures in this post http://onesewingmommie.blogspot.com/2011/12/german-shepherd-puppies-early-christmas.html

    Thank you so much for this... it meant a lot to my husbands family, and it was perfect for my first one!

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  19. Thank you for this "quilt-spiration." =) I just finished making my first quilt based on this guide and I am thrilled with it. I can't wait to make another. Thanks again! Here is a picture of my finished quilt! http://pinterest.com/pin/65231894575324022/

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  20. Thank you for this "quilt-spiration." =) I just finished this and I am thrilled with it. This is the first mid-size quilt I have ever made and I can't wait to make another. Thanks again! http://pinterest.com/pin/65231894575324022/

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  21. Thank you so much for this tutorial!! I needed to make something quick for a friend going through a really tough time!!

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  22. What a great quilt! I'm still a beginner even though I've been quilting since 2009, and sewing since I was 12. I love your use of gingham and that's what caught me on this pattern. Although,I'm a "brights" girl and will use bright fabrics, or batiks. THANKS!!! for the easy pattern.

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  23. I recently started quilting and have made 2 so far. I am presently working on 3 others. After seeing this quilt, it is now four. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to others ;)

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  24. What a simple yet beautiful quilt. I recently started quilting and have only made 2 quilts so far. I am presently working on 3 others. This one has been added to my "in box" Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to others.

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