Sewing Project: You can learn how to sew a cozy blanket with this Quilt As You Go Stitch n Flip Strip Quilt Tutorial that walks you through step by step. Lots of Pictures and a video tutorial make this easy quilting method perfect for a novice quilter.
You can make a cozy blanket with this Quilt As You Go Stitch n Flip Strip Quilt Tutorial. This step by step tutorial is perfect for beginners. Be sure to watch the video to fully understand the process!
You Will Need:
1 cuddle strip Kit (you can find one here)
1 Yard of Cuddle Fabric (For Backing)
1 yard and 1/8 Low Loft Batting
#90 Stretch needle
Rotary Cutter Ruler and Mat
Quilt As You Go Stitch n Flip Strip Quilt Tutorial
1 – Cut out the pieces
Cut off the selvage of the strips and the backing. I’m making a baby receiving blanket so I cut the Cut fabric backing to 36” by 36” inches. Be sure to save the excess fabric for binding and other projectsOut of the left over backing fabric cut 4, 2 inch wide stripes that are 36 inches in length . Be sure to save the excess fabric for binding and other projects!
Cut 9 cuddle strips to 35 inches in length (again save the excess, and be sure to trim off the selvage).If you don’t have access to a strip kit cut strips that are 5 inches wide and 35 inches in length of different colors of minky.Cut the Batting so it’s a few inches bigger than 36” by 36” ( about 40” by 40”)
Tip: you can skip the batting to make a lighter blanket – but for a beginner it’s easier to sew the quilt with the batting as the stretch cuddle can shift.
2 – Adhere quilt backing to the batting
Adhere the strip quilt batting to the backing.
Using a large space on the floor either, pin or tape the edges of the batting down lighting stretching it to make it taught. Place paper underneath the edges to protect your floor from the temporary adhesive spray. Center the fabric on the batting with wrong side facing down. Spray fabric on the wrong side and slowly begin to adhere fabric to batting working out wrinkles as you go. If you mess up, quickly but gently lift the fabric and try again. Once fabric is attached to batting, remove from floor and trim off excess so batting is square with backing. Now the quilt is ready to quilt as you go.
3 – Layout blanket
4 – Stitch n Flip!
Now it’s time to stitch n flip! Making sure the nap is correct place the next cuddle strip down (with right sides together on the center strip. Pin into place. Sew through all the layers of fabric using a walking foot. Use a straight stitch with a half inch seam allowance.
5 – Trim the quilt
Since Cuddle has a stretch to it there will be excess on the sides. Trim down the excess so it matches the backing. We’re going to be cutting corners on this quilt (literally) Take a plate and round off the corner of the blanket.
6 – Bind the strip quilt
For detailed instruction on binding please see video below. Sew the two inch strips together. Then, sew on the backing with a straight stitch and a half inch seam allowance. Once you make it back to where you began sew the binding all the way around so it is up against where you started. Sew across the two strips to bring them together ( see video).
Other Beginner Quilting Tutorials for you to enjoy:
- How to Make a Rag Quilt for Beginners
- How to Sew a Quilt the Easy Way
- Easy Pinwheel Quilt Block
- Summer Table Topper Quilt Tutorial
- Quilted Christmas Table Topper Tutorial
More Fleece Blanket Tutorials:
- Duvet Cover
- How to crochet the edge of a Fleece Blanket
- Fleece Blanket with a Satin Binding
- Self Binding Fleece Blanket
- Fleece Ribbon Throw
- You can see all of the blanket tutorials here
You might also like this patchwork doll quilt tutorial courtesy of Polka Dot Chair.