February 24, 2014

Name That Quilt ~ Piecing

Piecing:

The piecing is the same for each quilt. Beginning with the stripes and working left to right, sew one background strip along the right side of each colored strip, except the last one. Press open.


Again, working left to right, sew the left side of each background strip to the right side of each colored strip.
Press open. Do this for both sets of stripes.


Once your stripes are sewn, take your middle piece (11.5"x(25.5") rectangle for the lap, and 12 1/2"x(40 1/2") for the twin. The length may vary, depending on how many stripes you have. If you are using more or less than 5, you will need to measure the width of your stripes to determine what your length should be).


Sew the middle piece to one of your short stripe set. Press open, away from stripes. Sew your long set of stripes to the opposite end of the middle piece. Press open, away from stripes. 


Next, for the Lap, sew the 10.5"x15" and the 10.5"x41" together along the 10.5" side. Press open.
For the Twin, sew the 12.5"x32.5" and the 12.5"x40.5" together along the 12.5" side. Press open.

Sew this long skinny strip the to right side of your stripes. Press away from stripes.


Lastly, For the lap, if you are using 5 stripes, go ahead and sew the remaining background piece (55.5"x36.5) to the left side of the stripes, along the 55.5" side. 
If you have more or less than 5 stripes, you will need to measure the width of your quilt top from the beginning stripe to the end of the background fabric, just like you did for measuring your middle piece in step 3. Minus this measurement from 72.5. This will be your width for the remaining piece. Cut your background piece to measure 55.5"x your measurement. Continue to sew this piece to the left side of the stripes, along the 55.5" side. Press away from stripes.

For the Twin, sew the remaining 2 pieces from your background fabric together along the 49" ends. Press seams, and sew this portion to the left side of the stripes, along the 72.5" side. Press open, away from stripes.
If you have more or less than 5 stripes, you will need to measure the width of your quilt top from the beginning stripe to the end of the background fabric, just like you did for measuring your middle piece in step 3. Minus this measurement from 90.5. This will be your width for the remaining piece. Cut your background piece to measure 40.5"x your measurement and 32.5"x your measurement. Sew these pieces together along [your measurement] side. Press seams. Continue to sew this piece to the left side of the stripes, along the 55.5" side. Press away from stripes.

 If you have questions about measuring your pieces, please email me at admin@fabricseeds.com. 


Next week is the appliqued letters!


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