Quilting is something on my to do list. I have even purchased some fabrics for when I am ready to have a go. But as yet, I haven’t had the time to try and am perhaps a little scared 😉 Today Beth Jarrett from over at Scraps of Five is sharing a fabulous step by step tutorial on how to make your own pram quilt. Be sure to pop over for a visit to check out some of her other quilting projects and of course her scrapbooking work too as she was a 2012 Scrapbooking Memories master.
CROSS PRAM QUILT
I bought this jelly roll quite some time ago (years!) and since I only had the one roll of this colour and design, I figured it would be prefect for a sweet little pram sized quilt.
I saw a block I really liked and decided that I would have a go of making it myself.
(Sorry about the dodgy photos – I mainly quilt at night.)
- Cut 2 strips of 6 strips in half lengthwise, so they end up being 1 3/4 “ wide.
2.Sew 3 of these lengths together. Repeat another 6 times. You should end up with 6 strips consisting of 3 skinny strips each.
3. Cutting time. Using the 45° line, cut along the strip making triangles. You need to end up with 8 triangles. If you don’t get 8 out of a strip, there should be left over thin strips that you may need to sew together to make up the rest of the length for 8 triangles per strip design.
4. Lay your triangles out to create your crosses.
6. Press open to reveal little squares.
7. Then I sewed two squares together. Press open to reveal rectangles. Then sew two larger rectangles together to get your final square cross block. It will be a 6 ½” square.
8. Next I sewed a 2 ½” sash between 4 blocks.
9. Continue in this fashion to create three lengths. After you have completed your lengths, sew these together using another 2 ½” sash between each one. Finish the quilt top with a 2 ½” sash around the outside.
10. For the back, I didn’t have anything in my stash that suited these colours. I did however have some left over strips. I kept out 3 full jelly strips for my binding, but with the remaining strips, I sewed them all in a long line. Then I cut them into strips as long as my top. Afterwards I sewed the together lengthways to create my backing piece.
11. After sandwiching, pining, quilting and binding, I ended up with this sweet little quilt.