The Sit and Sew day at the Moose Lodge was a huge success. Many of the attendees asked about written instructions for making the Quilt-as-you-go Strippy Quilt. The photo of Carol’s quilt shows you how it looks finished. So, here are the instructions…
QUILT AS YOU GO STRIPPY QUILT
- Backing 42 X 60” piece approximately
- Batting 44 X 60” approximately
- 2.5 inch strips of coordinated fabrics of varying sizes, about 50 strips needed. Sew
Strips end to end, using a diagonal seam. You’ll have one long strip!
Press backing fabric. Spray baste fabric and adhere batting to wrong side. Make sure backing is SMOOTH on right side with no wrinkles or puckers.
Prepare sewing machine with coordinated thread and walking foot.
Lay first strip onto the top of prepared batting and backing face up. Sew along top edge to secure, left to right. Cut off when you get to the right edge.
Lay second strip on top of first strip, right sides together and sew ¼” seam along bottom, cut off at end.
Fold second strip over onto batting and smooth, making sure the seam is FLAT! Repeat with third strip, always making sure seam is FLAT! You may stop every few strips and iron both sides to make sure everything is FLAT AND SMOOTH!
When you get to the last strip, press, square up to desired size and bind! You’re done!
Along with strippy quilts, pillowcases are on the slate for making for the guild’s charity efforts. Click here for free patterns you can use.
Georgia Quilt Show
Interested in attending the Georgia Quilt Show in September? Click here for more details and registration.
Ruthie’s Notions Guild Appreciation Day
A sign-up sheet for attending Ruthie’s Notions Guild Appreciation Day was sent around the membership at our July meeting. If you’re interested in joining the fun, please let Carol know as event time is coming up fast.
United Way Cram the Van
While not actually quilting related, our Membership Chair Pam wanted to let us know about an opportunity for each of us to help children for the upcoming school year.