Now you can create your own quilt.
Use the grid and follow the instructions to sew the fabric and turn your image into a quilt pattern.
Check the tips below to improve your project.
You can make your finished quilt any size you wish, depending on the size of the fabric pieces you cut out.
You will need 20 colours of fabric.
The fabric pieces must be divided in the following colours:
Fabrics & Colours The colours you see on your screen will vary slightly from one computer to another... read more
Cutting You can cut out your fabric squares and triangles in two ways. read more
Arranging Your Pieces To construct your quilt, use a length of plain fabric larger than the size of quilt... read more
Fabrics & Colours
- - The colours you see on your screen will vary slightly from one computer to another, but will give a good indication of the range of colours you'll need for your quilt.
- - Print out the colour guide and take it with you when purchasing fabric so you can see how much you'll need and remind yourself of the slight colour variations that you'll require.
- - Only solid colours are shown on your pattern, but remember that using printed fabrics will add an extra dimension to your work.
- - You can cut out your fabric squares and triangles in two ways. One way is to make a card or plastic template of the right size square or triangle and use a pencil to mark the edges of the piece on the wrong side of the fabric and cut these out using sharp scissors. Alternatively, for fast, accurate cutting, use a rotary cutter, ruler and self-healing mat as shown in the picture. You'll be able to cut more than one piece at a time.
- - Make sure you add a 6mm/1/4 inch seam allowance around each edge of all your squares and triangles.
- - If you have large areas or long strips of a single colour, you don't need to cut out individual squares. Study your quilt pattern and outline adjacent areas of the same colour, only creating straight-edged pieces such as strips, squares or rectangles. If there are ‘jagged edges’ cut those squares separately. Figure out how big the ‘large’ piece should be mathematically. Remember to add a seam allowance only around the outer edges of this piece.
Arranging Your Pieces
- - To construct your quilt, use a length of plain fabric larger than the size of quilt you are making as a base for arranging your pieces (this will not be part of the quilt, but will allow you to keep the pieces in the correct order).
- - Lay your cut squares (and triangles or larger pieces) on the fabric base in the order shown on your quilt pattern and pin in place.
- - Study your design and make any necessary adjustments until you are pleased with the colours and arrangement.
- - When you are satisfied, sew the squares (and triangles) together in rows, making a 6mm/1/4 inch seam. Sew the rows together, matching the seam allowances to complete the quilt top.
- - If you have cut larger pieces, you may need to sew a few rows together to create a straight seam before you can stitch any larger pieces in place.