Well, time got away from me, and I didn’t have time to make the pillow I wanted to make for today’s tutorial. It’ll be coming up in the next couple of week. For now, I thought I’d go ahead and write up the tutorial for the patchwork quilted throw, since so many people seem to love these. This project is a little more involved that the other Crafty Tute Tuesday projects, but I feel certain you can do it!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- cereal box or other thin cardboard
- marking pen (I used a very fine Sharpie marker)
- straight pins
- approx. 1/3 yard of 12 different fabrics
- 2 yards of cotton batting (or you can purchase pre-packaged batting in your preferred size)
- 2 or 3 packages of quilt binding
- 1 skein of embroidery floss
- approx. 2 yards of fabric for backing
- large eye needle (such as embroidery or upholstery needle)
- sewing machine
- steam iron
Alrighty, let’s get started!
1. Use the cereal box to make your pattern. I made mine approximately 6.5″ x 9.5″. Once your lines are marked, cut out the pattern. (Note: You should never use your fabric scissors on paper! It will dull them quickly.)
5. After you have an entire row pinned together, take it to your sewing machine and sew the seams. I suggest a standard 5/8″ seam. (This is a “do as I say, not as I do” situation. I used 1/4″ seams, and then regretted it later because the smaller seams are very difficult to press open.)
9. Now take the first and second row, and with right sides together, pin them together, with the bottom of the first row pinned to the top of the second row. Ensure that the seams are aligned. Once the rows are pinned all the way across, sew the rows together with your sewing machine. Again, press the seams open.
11. Place the backing fabric on the floor, with the right side facing down. If the fabric isn’t wide enough for the throw, you will have to sew two pieces together (shown below) to make the backing large enough for the throw.
19. Choose a starting point (you can really start anywhere, but just don’t start close to a corner), and pin the binding to the edge. Be sure the edge is completely encased in the binding. There’s no need to pin the entire thing. Just place two or three pins to get it started.
I’m linking this post to:
- DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land