It’s a simple quilt that doesn’t require that many materials. If you use the right prints, it’ll turn out looking more intricate than it really is! I used the Heirloom collection by Joel Dewberry.
If you like it, we have Heirloom quilt kits available at our shop. The kits come with all the fabric you need to make this quilt (even backing and binding fabric). Enjoy the tutorial below! Only five simple steps.
Materials for one 35″ x 46.5″ quilt:
- 8 fat quarters (or 8 quarter yard cuts)
- 1.5 yards backing fabric
- 1/2 yard binding
Step 1 – From each fat quarter, cut three 7 inch squares (save the remaining scraps for step 4). This will give you a total of twenty-four 7 inch squares. For quicker cuts, stack your fabrics 2-3 at a time, press with an iron to help keep in place, and then cut.
Step 5 – At this point, you should have a total of twenty-four ‘x’ blocks from steps 2-3, and twenty-four plain blocks from step 4, for a total of forty-eight blocks. Rearrange all forty-eight blocks in alternating order with 6 blocks per row and a total of 8 rows, as shown below. (click image to enlarge)
Below is a quick and simple 5-step binding tutorial:
As shown below, cut any excess batting material from your quilt sandwich (FYI for any newbie’s, a quilt sandwich consists of the quilt top, batting, and backing fabric in that order – batting is the fluffy stuff sandwiched between the quilt top and backing fabric).
Using a ruler and marker, mark 1.25 inches on the backing fabric around the perimeter of your quilt top (shown below).
Fold the backing fabric in half lengthwise (shown in 1st picture below). Next, fold that over onto your quilt top and pin to keep in place (shown in 2nd picture below). Do this around your entire quilt. I placed pins every couple of inches.
When you get to the corners, follow steps 1 and 2 (below) for folding and pinning all corners:
- Fold the corner over so the edge of the binding is aligned with the quilt top.
- With the corner folded over, fold the backing fabric in half lengthwise. Then, fold that over onto your quilt top and pin in place.
As shown below, sew a straight stitch along the edge of the folded binding. Remove the pins as you sew. You can also sew a zig-zag stitch instead of the straight stitch.