“Quilting 101″ Quilt-Along: Sewing your Quilt-Top

For those of you who are following this “Quilting 101” quilt-along in 2011, we are now on step #2 of our quilt-along where we will be sewing our quilt-top.  To start, please gather your cut strips and use the diagram posted in “Quilting 101” quilt-along: Step #1.

“Quilting 101″ Quilt-Along in 2011: Sewing your Quilt-Top

I’ve put together a video that will step you though the next stage of this quilt-along.  This is my first video though, and so it seems a bit rough to me –maybe I’m just embarrassed to see myself on tape for the first time.  Please watch the entire video once, before you begin sewing.

Here are the basic steps:

1.  Layout the quilt-top pieces in order, according to the diagram.

2.  Pining right sides together, pin strip 1 to 2, strip 3 to 4, strip 5 to 6, etc.

3.  Sew, using a 1/4″ seam allowance, and press seam allowances open.

4.  Layout your new pieces, in order, according to the diagram.

5.  Pining right side together, pin strip set 1-2 to 3-4, strip set 5-6 to 7-8, etc.

6.  Sew, using a 1/4″ seam allowance, and press seam allowances open.

7.  Repeat until the entire quilt top is assembled (this will not include the border.)

Here is that video, that steps you though these same steps, in more detail:

Good luck!

quilting 101 quilt-along 2011 a handmade custom quilt

Please let me know if you have any question by posting them in the comments section below.  I can’t wait to see your quilt-tops assembled.

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2 observations on ““Quilting 101″ Quilt-Along: Sewing your Quilt-Top
  1. Sheree Swenson

    I am caught up! Well, except for the ironing. That can wait until I’m getting ready to add borders. I love the quilt pattern, and I’m excited to put a coordinating blanket on my son’s bed, especially now that he’s started sleeping in it again. Thanks for the impetus to get it made.


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