Tuesday, July 5, 2011

QT Black & White Quilt #12

Today's Black and White Quilt lesson #12 will finish up the rest of the quilt blocks we need for this quilt. So the lesson is for you to think out the next 5 blocks and see if you can tell how to piece them together.

Aunt Addie's Album
page 36
501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins


Double X #3
Page 95
501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins


Double Square
Page 54
Around the Block by Judy Hopkins




Crockett Cabin
Page 47
Around the Block by Judy Hopkins


Centennial
Page 63
501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins


Borders:
After you have sewn the quilt center together you need to measure the quilt in at least 3 different places through the quilt and decide what is the best measurement to go by. Here the top 2 measurements are 85.5 inch and the bottom one is 85.25 inches, so I am going to use the 85.5 and stretch the bottom part to fit the top. In doing this the quilt will lay flatter and neater after it is finish. Sew the borders on the top and bottom of your quilt and repeat the other direction for the side borders. This will square up the quilt for you.
Let say that you have pieced a border for your quilt and it does not fit the center of the quilt and you need to adjust another border to make it fit. Here is the formal that works every time.
Take the measurement of the top and bottom pieced borders (Let say it's 70 inches)
Subtract the width of the quilt top (say it's 65 inches)
Divide by 2 (= 2.5 inches)
Add 1/2 inch for the seam allowances (1/2 inch plus 2.5 inches equals 3 inches) This is the width of the inner-side-border strip.
Sometimes the side border and the top borders are not the same, but that is OK. You can have different size borders.
Take the length of the side pieced borders (Let say it's 80 inches)
Subtract the length of the quilt top (say it's 77 inches)
Divide it by 2 (=1.5 inches)
Add 1/2 inch for seam allowances ( 1/2 inch plus 1.5 inches equals 2 inches ) This is the width of the top and bottom inner-border strips

We are not done yet.... Check back is a few weeks and see ideas on how to piece this quilt together and how to sew a great backing.
Enjoy....


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