I made the fastest quilt ever. True story. This little quilt takes just 1-1/2 hours. How you ask? Well, that’s why I’m here today 🙂 Follow the instructions below to make a super quick, incredibly easy baby quilt and have all of your friends asking how you have time to sew. Ha! I’m planning on tying this one instead of quilting it. I think the simple pattern calls for a simple finish! Now, the tutorial:
Gather your supplies:
1 Jelly Roll of Moda Bella Solids 98
7 6″ strips of fabric or 7 fat quarters – trim selvedges before sewing.
(If using fat quarters, slice t 6″ x 21″ strips and sew together to form one 6″ x 40″ strip 🙂
rotary cutter & mat, Thread, sewing machine, scissors & seam ripper (the usual line up)
When you get to the end, sew the two ends together to form a loop. Take your loop, lay it on your cutting table and cut (6) 6″ strips. I didn’t even press before cutting, just try and get it straight on the cutting table and make sure the seams are straight under your ruler.
Got it? Basically, each strip needs to be marked where a different print meets the sashing. Keep reading, it will make sense.
Now, PRESS. Cut 5 jelly roll strips in half and sew to a full strip for a total of 10 strips*. These are your sashing pieces. Measure your pieced strips and trim 8 sashing pieces to the same length as your strips. Sash quilt all the way to the end and add the outer border. ALWAYS sew these together with the pieced print/white pieces on top. This will keep your quilt top square. Try and visually line up the prints in rows as you go along.
Measure the top of your quilt. Cut one sashing strip that length and sew to the top. Your quilt top is DONE! Your finished quilt should be about 47″ x 55″ which is a great baby, toddler or lap quilt! Press and quilt it as desired!
* You’ll only use 9 of these.
Don’t forget to pin this so you can find it in December when you are making Christmas presents galore!
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