Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How to Make a Quick and Easy Striped Quilt

How to Make a Quick and Easy Striped Quilt Tutorial

My oldest two kids have quilts on their beds, but for the longest time, my youngest two have just used blankets. Last spring, I finally decided to make some comforters for their beds. These were really easy and I made them both in four days. The first day I cut the fabric, the second day I made the quilts, and the third and fourth days I hand stitched the binding.

The finished quilt is 65" X 92". It's a little larger than your typical twin quilt, but I like to have them a little big so they can hang over the sides.

Want to make you own?

Here's what you need:
1 yard EACH of 4 different colors for the stripes
6 1/3 yards for back and sides
batting 65" X 92"
thread
sewing machine
basic sewing supplies.

How to Make a Quick and Easy Striped Quilt Tutorial
Top:
Cut the following measurements from EACH of the four fabrics:
10 1/2" X 42"
7 1/2" X 42"
2 pieces - 3 1/2" X 42"

You will have 11" left over from each fabric. Perfect for making a few throw pillows.

Back: 69" X 96"
You will need to piece together two pieces of fabric. In order to save on fabric, my seam is not in the center. I used one full piece at 45" X 96" Then I cut a piece 24" X 96". I sewed them together lengthwise to make a piece that was about 69" X 96".

Sides: 2 pieces - 12" X 92"
I used the left over piece from the back for one of my side pieces. Then I pieced together five pieces for the other side from the rest of the fabric.



Now it's time to lay out the stripes for the top. I laid it out on the floor and came up with a pattern I liked.

I then stacked them up and started sewing them together.

Once all my stripes were sewn together, I sewed on the sides.

Then I laid out the back on the floor, then the batting, then the top. I pinned it all together. {The back will be bigger than the top, so make sure you center the top on the back.}

Next, I top stitched along all the seams.

Lastly, I bound it all together just like I did in my Blanket Binding Tutorial.


How to Make a Quick and Easy Striped Quilt Tutorial

 I'm really happy with how well they ended up matching their rooms. Which one is your favorite?






5 comments :

  1. These are so cute, and you did a great job matching them to the rooms! Love it! Pinning this, thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  2. These are great! I'm pinning this post! I may need it one day. So thanks!

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  3. Great idea! They match with the rooms so well! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday!

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