Short on time to make a quilt? We used Patchwork from our Dandelion Jungle Collection. It already has the hard work done for you, you just need to layer it up and quilt.
If you make the backing 1.5″ larger all around you can use this to self bind, leaving out having to add binding to your quilt, making it even speedier.
Here’s how we put it together:
- Iron your fabrics.
- Cut the top and wadding to a square – approx 110cm
- Lay the backing down, wrong side up, then wadding followed by the top fabric right side up.
- The top and wadding should be at least 1.5″ away from the edges of the backing.
- Iron, pressing for around 15 seconds to ensure the wadding fuses to both top and backing.
- Trim the backing to 1.5″ larger than the top/wadding.
- Map put your desired quilt design, increase your stitch length to 3mm, preferably using a walking foot on your machine, you can hand stitch though.
- Also begin quilting in the centre, working your way out to the edges.
- Binding, fold the backing edge to the wadding and press, fold over again so binding is now on the quilt top.
- Fold corners square or mitre, as you wish.
- Sew the binding down, this is your chance to use one of the fancy stitches on your machine!