This post was originally posted as a guest post on Sew Can She but I am excited to share this fabulous tutorial with you here at home.
I decided to tackle the strip quilt that I found in the Sew Can She Archives that was shared by Sweetwater.
I had done a Minky Rag Quilt before and I love how it turned out so I wanted to try one with strips of fabric instead.
For the strip quilt, I picked up a couple of Jelly Rolls. For this type of quilt, they really are a very easy way to go. They have lots of variation and the fabric is pre-cut into 2 1.5 inch strips – Perfect!
For the lining, I went with flannel. Flannel gives the blanket some nice warmth and frays really nice when washed. I cut the strips of flannel to the same 2 1/2 inches because I wanted it to peak out between the pieces.
Layer each strip with a piece of cotton fabric facing down, flannel, cotton fabric facing up and sew down the center of the strip.
When all of the strips were sewn I laid them out so I could make sure that none of the same fabrics would be touching
Sew the strips together using a 1/2-inch seam
As you can see the one end was a little uneven so I Squared up the blanket and cut the uneven part off.
Sew around all 4 edges of the quilt using the same 1/2 seam
Isn’t it cute? And it is just about done! All that is left is to wash and dry a couple of times so you can get the nice frayed seams.
This strip quilt was really pretty easy and would be a great beginner’s quilt. I think I am going to help my 10 year old daughter make one next.