Reversible turnover quilt

This quilt is reversible.

The finished quilt is 51 in x 45.5 in.

Front of quilt

  • 1 pack of turnovers (Baskets of flowers Turnovers Triangles by Moda) – 80 x 6 inch triangles
  • Plain fabric in cream for triangles, sashing and border
  • Fabric scraps for the back and one yard each of 2 more fabrics

Cut 28 6 inch squares from the cream fabric and then cut the square into 2 triangles.

Place a turnover over the cream triangle and stitch together along the long side right sides together.

Stitch a total of  56 squares using the turnovers and the cream triangles.

Assemble as per the picture below.

Sashing

Cut enough 2.5 inch strips of fabric in cream and stitch around the triangles.

Border

Make 12 squares using the 24 turnovers left over.

Press with the seam open each square and cut the square across in diagonal.

Assemble the resulting triangles as per picture below, mixing and matching from the other triangles obtained by cutting the assembled turnovers in diagonal.

Stitch across and press open. The square will be 5 inch square.

Assemble border as per picture and using 5 inch strips of fabric in cream.

Back of quilt

Cut 68 fabric scraps rectangles measuring 3.5 in x 2 in. The colours of the rectangles are matching the fabrics on the sides, in this case yellows and greens and blues.

Cut 68 cream fabric rectangles measuring 3.5 in x 2 in.

Assemble as per picture below.

Sashing in between strips of rectangles is 2.5 inches.

Detail of quilt

The quilt sandwich is stipple quilted.

Crate slipcover with fabric flower

My crates are square and they are 11 in H x 14 in W.

I used the calculations in the how to make a crate slipcover (pdf) tutorial to obtain the following measurements:

  • Side A and C: 28 3/4 inch
  • Side B: 9 inch
  • Side D: 21 1/4 inch
  • Side E and F: 6 1/4 inch

So I cut 4 rectangles as follows:

  • 2 pieces measuring 9 inch x  28 3/4 in the pattern fabric.
  • 2 pieces measuring 28 3/4 x 21 1/4 in calico.

Pointy kitty softie

Download free pattern by Wee Wonderfuls.

My earlier Pointy kitty.

Laptop slipcover with strap tutorial

This slipcover is for an 11-inch MacBook Air. To adapt this tutorial to your laptop, measure your laptop around for height and width and divide each measurement by 2 and add one more inch to allow for seams. The resulting figure is the front and back rectangles.

For example my laptop is 11.8 inches x 7.56 inches. If I add about an inch, and I square the measurements, I get 2 rectangles of about 9 in x 13 1/4 in.

Fabric needs

Front

  • 2 x 2 1/2 in strips in black and white
  • 2 x 1 in strip in red stripes
  • 1 x 4 1/4 in strip in red with white spots

Back and lining

  • one 9 in x 13 1/4 in rectangle in matching black fabric
  • two 9 in x 13 1/4 in rectangles for the lining

Other

  • Cotton quilting batting
  • 2 x 1 in D rings
  • 2 x 1 in swivel hooks
  • 1 x 18 in zipper in cream
  • Extra black fabric for the strap
  • Double sided iron-on interfacing for the letters
  • Fusible interfacing for the strap
  • Embroidery stabiliser for the applique

Lettering

Font used: Lobster

Assemble the front as per photo.

Follow the tutorial* How to make a lined zippered pouch for instructions on how to attach the zipper and the lining.

* The pouch in the tutorial does not have any batting in it. Insert this step before stitching all around the lining:

  • add a layer of batting to each side between the lining and the outside and stitch to the wrong side of the outside fabric.

The bag is finished.

Now let’s add a strap.

You will need to make 2 small tabs to hold the D rings.

Cut 2 rectangles of 2in x 8in from the black fabric and the fusible interfacing. Iron the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric, then fold 1/4 inch from each side to the inside and told in half again. Top stitch along the sides of the tab tucking in the raw endings. Put the tab through the D-ring and stitch the facing sides of the tabs together as per photo below.

For the strap, cut a 2 1/2 in x 34 in stripe of fabric and fusible interfacing. Iron the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric. Do as you did for the tabs ironing 1/4 inch to the inside of the strap on each side and then fold the strap in half. Top stitch strap and tuck both endings to the inside.

Pass the strap through the swivel hook and stitch across to hold the swivel hook in place.

Attach the tabs to the slipcover. I stitched them by hand because my machine couldn’t take that many fabric layers and batting.

Done.

Wonky log cabin tutorial


Materials

Front

  • Scrap fabrics
  • Cream fabric for sashing

Back

  • Scrap fabrics
  • Cream fabric for sashing
  • 1 yard of matching fabric

Wonky log cabin block construction

The final block size is 9 inches.

Cut a wonky piece of fabric for the centre piece.

Cut two more wonky pieces to attach to the side of the centre.

Cut both pieces slightly larger than the sides of the centre square.

Sew and square sides.

Repeat with the other two sides.

Square sides again.

Calculate how much fabric is needed in the last border to complete a 9 inch block.

Repeat as for previous steps cutting and attaching the pieces around the centre.

Cut strips long enough so that some fabric is left over around, particularly for very wonky blocks.

Square finished and ironed block to 9 inches and cut.

Sashing

Cut 24 2 1/2 x 9 inch strips
Cut 12 x 2 1/2 squares scrap fabric photos
Construct quilt as per photo

Back of quilt

Materials

  • 30 4 inch squares
  • 4 x 1 1/2 inch strips cut along the whole width of the fabric in cream for the sashing
  • 2 x 2 1/2 inch strips cut along the whole width of the fabric in cream for the sashing and a bit more for the short sides of the grid

Assemble as per photo.

Quilt as per your choice.

TeresaDownUnder

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