littlemushroomcap: About A Quilt Sampler # Final post : Piecing Quilt As You Go Blocks
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We are now at a stage where we can piece all the blocks together and finally bind the quilt!
For piecing all nine blocks together, you will need to cut from your background fabric :
6 pieces of 12.5" x 1" strips
6 pieces of 12.5" x 1.5" strips
For each joint, you need one of each strip
Pin and sew all three layers together, the 1" strip, the quilted block and the 1.5" folded strip
Sew a quarter inch from the raw edges and press the front strip
now, align theother raw edge of the front side strip to the other block sideas photo below
pin and sew a 1/4" seam
now the front side is done. press.
as for the back, fold and press the folded strip and pin down
blind stitch the folded edge to the quilt
Attach three blocks together in the same manner to form one row so you will end up with three rows.
Now for the row's joint, you will need to cut from the your background fabric:
2 pieces of 37.5" x 1" strips
2 pieces of 37.5" x 1.5" strips
The method is exactly the same as the blocks except this time round it is with rows of blocks, so make sure you get those vertical strips to match and pin well before you sew.
Finally, blind stitch the row's joint and you are ready to bind!
I used 2.5" strips folded in half for my binding and I slip stitch as well as I wanted the back to look as neat so that it can be hung reversible.
Well, I hope it makes sense .. please do comment or ask any question if anything is unclear.
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