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Build-A-Block™ Cot Quilt Project

13/06/18

Just recently we launched our fabulous new Build-A-Block™ patchwork system – designed to help bring your ideas to life with ease and accuracy.

In this third step-by-step guide in our dedicated project series, we show you how you can make this lovely cot quilt.

 

You will need

50cm (20”) of three different coordinating fabrics for the quilt blocks

100cm (40”) of fabric for the backing

Wadding

Stick & Spray fabric adhesive

Gemini die-cutting machine

Build-A-Block™ dies

Sewing machine

Walking foot

Basic sewing kit

Iron

 

Build-A-Block™ preparation

This quilt needs 12 blocks with each one measuring 9”

Use the 3.5” square die and 3.5” half square triangle to die-cut your pieces

Each individual block is built of the following shapes:

3 squares and 4 half square triangles in one fabric of your choice

2 squares and 4 half square triangles in a coordinating fabric of your choice

 

Directions

 

Step 1

Using the Build-A-Block™ dies, cut out your fabrics as required:

Fabric A: 30 squares and 48 half square triangles

Fabric B: 18 squares and 24 half square triangles

Fabric C: 12 squares and 24 half square triangles

 

Step 2

Using a 0.5cm (¼”) seam, sew the pieces together as follows to build the first quilt block, pressing seams open and flat:

 

Top row

A: Sew 2 half square triangles together to create a corner square.

B: Sew the corner square to a square.

C: Sew 2 half square triangles together to create another corner square.

D: Sew the corner square to the piece made in Step B.

 

Middle row

A: Sew two squares together.

B: Sew the third square onto row.

 

Bottom row

A: Sew 2 half square triangles together to create a corner square.

B: Sew the corner square to a square.

C: Sew 2 half square triangles together to create corner square.

D: Sew the corner square to the piece made in Step B.

Sew the three rows together to create the block as follows:

A: Sew the top row to the middle row.

B: Sew the middle row to bottom row.

 

Step 3

Repeat Step 2 until all 12 quilt blocks are completed.

 

Step 4

Sew three blocks together to create a row and repeat this step to create four rows of three blocks.

Next, sew all four rows together to create the top of the quilt measuring three blocks wide, four blocks high. Press the quilt top with a dry iron (not ironing).

 

Step 5

Create the quilt sandwich by layering the quilt from the bottom to the top as follows:

Quilt backing fabric (right side facing down)

Wadding

Quilt top (right side facing up)

Baste the layers either with basting pins, tacking or Stick & Spray fabric adhesive.

 

Step 6

Using a walking foot on your sewing machine, quilt your chosen design over the quilt.

 

Step 7

To bind the quilt, cut fabric strips measuring 6.5cm (2.5”) wide to fit the circumference of the quilt (320cm (126”) plus extra for mitred corners).

Press the strips in half along the length then open, fold and press each raw edge into the centre to create folded binding.

Sew the binding in place onto the front of the quilt, mitring the corners as you go, then fold it over to the reverse of the quilt and stitch it in place by hand to finish.

 

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