Making Easy Scrappy Charity Quilts

I have always wanted to make a quilt for charity using the hoards of scraps left over from my quilts.  What better time then now during the season of giving – Christmas!.   Of course it ain’t gonna happen if its not going to be an easy quilt design right?  So I thought why not design a couple of quilts using a simple 5″ x 5″ square.

The completed size of:

  • Quilt 1: 30″ x 60″ made up of 18 four patch blocks; and
  • Quilt 2: 30″ x 60″ made up of 8 nine patch blocks.
  • Quilt 1: 30″ x 60″
  • Quilt 2: Size 30″ x 60″

Instructions:

Fabric

  • Quilt 1: Select 17 variety of colours and prints of fabric from your scraps.
  • Quilt 2:
    • Select 8 dark value colours and prints of fabric from your scraps.
    • Select 8 light value colours and prints of fabric from your scraps.
    • Select 1 dark or light value colour of fabric from your scraps.

Cutting

  • Template is provided on my no3quiltstudio group on facebook.
  • Alternatively you can cut up squares of 5 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches based on the tables provided below.

Table 1 and 2:  provides an indication of how many patches you would require depending on which quilt you are making.

 

Quilt 1

Fabric Variety

Patch Count

 

1 & 12

1

2 & 16

2

3 & 15

3

4 &14

4

5 & 13

4

6, 7, 8, 9, 10 12

6

 

Quilt 2

Fabric Variety Patch Count

Dark Value

8 4 (Dark Value) x 8 = 32
Light Value 8

4 (Light Value) x 8 = 32

Background 1

8

Constructing the blocks

Four Patch Block

  1. Join patches 1 and 2 to form Row 1
  2. Join patches 3 and 4 to form Row 2
  3. Press open the seams and join both Rows together.
  4. Referring to the Quilt 1 image continue to complete all 18 four patch blocks

Nine patch block

  1. Join patches 1, 2 and 3 to form Row 1
  2. Join patches 4, 5 and 6 to form Row 2
  3. Join patches 7, 8 and 9 to form Row 3
  4. Press open the seams and join Row 1 to 2 and then 3 together.
  5. Referring to the Quilt 2 image continue to complete all 8 nine patch blocks

 Assembling the quilt tops

Quilt 1:

  1. Referring to image of Quilt 1, lay out your four patch blocks.  Each row is made up of 3 four patch blocks.
  2. Continue till you have six rows sewn up.
  3. Then join the rows one by one to form your quilt top.

 Quilt 1:

  1. Referring to image of Quilt 2, lay out your nine patch blocks.  Each row is made up of 2 nine patch blocks.
  2. Continue till you have four rows sewn up.
  3. Then join the rows one by one to form your quilt top.

 Completing your Quilts

To complete your quilt tops please refer to my Making your Quilt Top lessons.

Quilting your Quilt Top

To quilt these quilt tops I am going to do a simple criss-cross pattern with the walking foot.  Alternatively to can also use Free Motion Quilting to complete your quilt tops.

  • Quilting Stencil
  • Quilt 1
  • Quilt 2

 Binding

You may have your own preferred binding method or you may wish to checkout Quilt Binding tutorial.

Your charity quilts are now complete!

 How to Join in this fun:

  • Join my facebook group: no3quiltstudio group to get your template (saved under files) and to troubleshoot any issues which may come up; and
  • You may also wish to subscribe to my website for my newsletter for inspiration (subscribe button located in the side bar).

 

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