Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Peanuts. And, a Sort-of Tutorial

Another finish for the Pregnancy Care Centre Sew-along.
The fabrics were donated by the Fat Quarter Shop last year, but now that I finally figured out how to quilt, they've come to good use.
The dots are Toy Tales by Melanie Dekker of Melly And Me, the rest is all Peanuts fabric.
A panel for the back with two strips of green, and the front is all pieced together.
I used two layers of flannelette as batting. Next time I'll do just one layer I think--it's a good heavy quilt.

A quick tutorial for the pieced front for people like me who do not like math and figuring these things out:
Cut 7 pieces 4.5" x 8.5" of three different fabrics for a total of 21 pieces.
Cut 1 piece 8.5" x 8.5" of three different fabrics for a total of 3 pieces.

Lay them out so they are evenly spread out--no two matching pieces touching except diagonally.
Take a quick picture to remember the layout unless you have photographic memory.
Make three piles--one for each row and number the piles, 1, 2, and 3.
Stitch the pieces in pile 1 together in order along the 8.5" sides.
Lay aside and do the same for pile 2 and then pile 3.

Press the seam allowances--one way for strip 1 and 3 and the opposite way for strip 2 to keep the seams from getting too bulky.
Match seams on 1 and 2 right sides together and stitch the two strips together. Do the same for strip 2 and 3 so you have 1 large piece. Press seam allowances. I did both towards the center.
Add a border if you'd like.

Sandwich the front, batting and backing. Quilt. Trim. Add binding, and done!
Sorry I don't have pictures of the process.
Maybe another time.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

FABulous Home Sewn

1 comment:

  1. This is so cute! and I bet extra warmth is appreciated in winter.


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