We are right in the middle of summer, and you probably aren’t thinking a lot about quilting. But I have a project for you that would be perfect for the beginning quilter. A quilt that you can piece in one afternoon! Have any young teens sitting around without much to do? Now is the time to teach them something new! And create a wonderful keepsake that you can look back on for years to come.
I am teaming up with Patricia from Discount Sewing Supply to present to you a simple quilting tutorial using pre-cut strip fabric called Jelly Rolls. A Jelly Roll consists of 10 carefully selected fabrics in light, medium and dark values-in this case 5 Brown fabrics, and 5 Teal/Turquoise fabrics . Each strip is die cut for pinpoint accuracy, 2.5” x width of the fabric or 42/44” approximate.
Discount Sewing Supply is offering this amazing set of fabric in teal and brown as a kit for $29.99. That includes the jelly roll of fabric, sashing (border) strips and strips cut specially to make the binding around the edges. Included in the kit is a set of my instructions to make this beautiful quilt and as a bonus, instructions to create the matching pillow!
If you would like to purchase matching backing for the quilt, they are offering backing fabric to fit for the price of 7.99. All you have to supply is the batting! And they even put together some kits for the matching pillow! Be sure to check their website for details! Finished quilt is 34″ x 39″- lap sized.
Want to know how to make it? In the next four weeks, I will be posting a series of tutorials that will walk you through the process of creating this quilt. All you need is the fabric!
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Lesson 1- Summer Jewels Quilt (Piecing the Blocks)
- One Jelly Roll pack (20 strips of 2.5” wide fabric) 20 strips will make approximately 45 blocks. You will need 42 blocks for this pattern.
- Rotary Cutter
- Sewing Machine and thread