Here are some super simple instruction on How To Make A Quilt with great tips. You will have to Decide on your quilt pattern. If this is your first quilt, go for a simple pattern for a small quilt. Collect your materials and tools. Prewash your fabric. Iron your fabric. Measure and cut your patchwork. Lay your quilt out. Sew your patchwork into rows. Iron your rows.
Choosing a Quilting pattern | Step 1 of How To Make A Quilt
One of the first decisions to make is to determine whether you want to make a star or a square quilt. You will choose this when you cut your fabrics. A star quilt is easier to handle and neatens up the quilt and makes it easier to baste on the machine. A square quilt can be either, but it is less forgiving when it comes to cutting and can be harder to baste.
A square quilt : Measure the height of your bed and find out if the quilt will measure approximately square. Don’t worry about getting it perfectly square. The size of the quilt should be the same as the height of the bed.
Purchase and lay out your material: One way to cut the material is to measure out 3 strips each of the two squares of material. The material you have measured will be one inch by one inch.
In our blog section, you can also learn what bedspread to choose depending on the season of the year.
Collecting materials | Step 2 of How To Make A Quilt
Before you start quilting you need to have everything needed to complete your quilt.
Fabric: As I mentioned earlier, use fabric that is easy to find at the fabric store. I tend to buy a pack of six or more fabrics that are similar, so when I do want a specific fabric, I know exactly where to go and buy it. I generally use a size 12 foot for most of my quilting projects. I also love using old sheets and pillowcases in my quilting.
Thread: The biggest investment for fabric is usually the thread. The thread is what the machine runs on, so buying a good quality thread that works with your machine and supports the quilting is a must. I love the 75 gram spool from Janome.
Preparing the fabric | Step 3 of How To Make A Quilt
Measure and mark the dimensions of your patchwork. Sew the square of fabric onto the 9.5″ square of batting. Sew a second square of batting to the 8″ square of fabric. Sew your first square onto the second square of batting.
Press all four squares of batting. Thread the quilt needle with embroidery floss and quilt one square from the bottom up. Next, thread the quilt needle with embroidery floss and sew a square from the top down. Press the squares together.
Sew the corners onto the quilt. Put your batting into the machine. Sew the backing into the machine. Turn the machine on and feed the backing into the machine. Then feed the batting into the machine. Once it is in the machine, stitch around the edge of the quilt. Sew the corner of the quilt.
Sewing the quilt | Step 4 of How To Make A Quilt
Start sewing. Work in rows if you want to sew a hanging wall hanging. Sew rows that are 5 inches apart. Sew as close as you can to each row line. Trace your ruler onto your fabric to mark where your rows and columns should be.
Quilt your quilt with right sides facing. Cut out your pieces in the straight line that will take you across your line. Straight stitch around the quilt to keep it in place. Go back and forth to secure the edges. Quilt the border. Iron your quilt.
Lay your quilt on your floor. Take a ruler and make a mark where the edge of the quilt begins and where the finish line is. Draw a line along the inside of the quilt and cut along that line. Use a pencil to mark the border. Cut along the edge of the quilt. Make sure the edge of the quilt is facing up.
Ironing the quilt | Step 5 of How To Make A Quilt
You’ll be amazed how fast you can make your own quilt!
Quilts also have special properties that go beyond aesthetic value. In addition to being used as protective blankets, they have some great health benefits. They’re great for sick, injured, or other vulnerable individuals such as babies, the elderly, and those who are traveling. In fact, many people have used quilts for years, in order to protect themselves from fire, cold, and other elements.
Many people use quilts to stay warm, and possibly even for comforting themselves in a time of grief, depression, or loneliness. When our immune systems are fighting infection and disease, they’ll need the help of quilts and other comforting fabrics. Using quilts in an emergency situation can offer some great protection against the elements.
Now you have learnt the 5 easy steps on How To Make a Quilt, you can discover the advantages to insulate your home with window quilts that will help save money now and for the months to come.