We are right in the middle of summer, and you probably aren’t thinking a lot about quilting. But I have a quilt pattern 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.
The “Summer Jewels” Basic Quilt Kit costs $34.99 and includes:
- One 20-strip jelly roll strip pack in coordinating teal & brown fabrics.
- 4 sashing (border) strips, 2.5 inches wide. All 4 strips will be the same and will match one of the fabrics in your jelly roll strip pack.
- Sufficient fabrics to make the quilt top (34″ x 39″ finished size).
- One package of binding strips in the teal tone-on-tone fabric – enough to bind the whole quilt.
- One pillow package kit including pattern and fabric needed.
- A 12-page full color, professionally printed pattern that offers step-by-step assembly instructions with pictures at each step.
Click HERE to order!
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
Start by separating out your colors. Your jelly roll will contain 10 teal strips and 10 brown strips. For this project, half the block is teal and half is brown. Select two teal strips and two brown strips.
You will be sewing 1/4″ seams. In order to get even seams, I suggest that you place a marker on your sewing machine. I used a strip of paper and taped it down 1/4″ to the right of the needle. If you follow this marker as you sew, you should have perfect 1/4″ seams.
Take your two teal strips and place them right sides together and sew along the entire length.
Press your strips, pressing the seam to one side. Sew the two brown strips together (right sides together) and then press them.
Now place the two teal strips over the two brown strips (right sides together) and sew a 1/4″ seam down the length of one side, sewing the brown to the teal
Then flip it over and sew another 1/4″ seam down the other side, creating a tube.
Lay your ruler at an angle so that the 5 1/2″ mark is at the top seam and the 0 mark is at the bottom seam.
Use the rotary cutter to cut along the angle of the ruler. Then place the ruler with the 0 mark at the top seam and the 5 1/2″ mark at the bottom seam and using the rotary cutter, cut along that angle.
Open it up, and you have a perfect 5 1/2″ block!
Continue cutting the rest of the length of your tube, alternating the ruler as shown above to create additional blocks. You should be able to get at least 9 blocks out of one set of strips.
Sew another set of four strips together as shown at the beginning of this tutorial and repeat the process. For this quilt, you will need to make 42 blocks. You will use a total of 20 strips. Press all blocks when completed.
Full kit and pattern can be purchased at Discount Sewing Supply. Hurry! Supplies are limited!
You can find my other Free Quilt Pattern series- Windmills at Night- HERE. And my newest quilt Pattern- Batiks Gone Wild!
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