Thursday, December 10, 2009

How to Make a Ripped Quilt

I promised to give a quick run down, on the basic recipe for my quick ripped quilts.
So here goes!
Quilt is made from 10 x 1/2 m 's
Choose one amazing piece of fabric for centre (feature), then co-ordinate 9 other fabrics to match.
Try not to use any more than 3 colours, from this main fabric for your co-ordinates. (don't worry about shades they will all work.) use a variety of small medium and large prints.
Trust your own judgment!
Cut feature in half, to make 2 fat 1/4's (50 x 56cm) set one aside and cut the other in half across fabric.
Rip each of the other 9 pieces into half lengthwise selvedge to selvedge.
Cut each piece into three random size pieces, mix up fabrics.
Sit at the machine and sew the pieces together into one long strip. (pick up pieces that you like together)
Starting with fat 1/4 sew patchworked strip onto one side, cut off excess.
Turn and sew strip to next side.
(same method as making a log cabin block)
continue until all fabric used. This will make a square quilt. If you want a rectangle just put an extra strip top and bottom instead of all around.

Hope I haven't confused anyone! You are welcome to come into the shop and anyone who is working will give you a demo!

Trim as you go. Enjoy!
Go back through the past posts to see the other photo's of this quilt.

I am more than happy, to make up kits for you. Just choose one fabric on our online store and I can do the rest.

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