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  1. Shannon said,

    March 22, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Hi There!!!

    A friend of mine saw your beautiful patchwork quilt and really wants to make one for her twin sister. I am not good enough at sewing to attempt a quilt with out a pattern sadly. I was wondering if you used one or if you were talented enough to just whip it up all in your head? We both just love it!

    Thank you,

    Shannon

    • meggitymegs said,

      March 23, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Thank you so much! The great thing about this quilt is that it’s so random. I didn’t use a pattern. I cut up random pieces of old clothes and fabric scraps, and used a few new pieces of fat quarters I bought at Hancock Fabrics. I started with one center square, about 3 in x 3 in square. Then, I cut various sized pieces to go around the edges and sewed them together in a spiral from that center square. That’s why the patches are all different shapes and sizes. When I had a piece about a foot square, I sewed it to the next piece that size. I stopped when I had something big enough to roughly cover the top of my bed. (Had to cut the edges to make them straight.) Then I sandwiched some light-weight fleece in between the patchwork layer and a backing of cotton jersey (like t-shirt material). I used that just because I had it, and I like it because it’s soft, but it’s not all that easy to work with because it’s stretchy, so I would really recommend a backing of muslin or flannel. Trimmed the edges again to make sure they were all lined up and straight. Then I sewed on the border, which is just satin ribbon I found at Hancock (Walmart has it too). Just folded it in half and sewed it on. There are some great tutorials online for quilt bindings that look a lot better, but I tend to just wing everything I do sewing wise. I also have not actually “quilted” this. Meaning, I haven’t really sewed all three layers together. I have considered it, but I’ve washed this a few times, and there hasn’t been any bunching, so I don’t really think it’s necessary. I hope this helps! If you have any more questions, please let me know!


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