This bandanna quilt makes a great picnic or beach blanket.
It is an easy introduction to making quilts also as the bandanna
squares are ready to be sewn together. We have directions and
pictures to help you through this quilt tutorial.
How to Sew a Quilt
You will need:
bias tape 6-8 yards or 3 packages of matching color
4 yards material for backing
Arrange your bandannas in whatever pattern or colors you want in
rows. Sew three bandannas together for the first row.
Continue with remaining making a total of three rows with three
bandanna squares in each.
Now sew rows together by sewing the bottom of the first row to the
top of the next row and follow with the third row until all three
rows make a big square.
To prepare your backing you will need to cut two strips of your
material and sew down the middle. This will make a large enough
piece to be your backing. Lay backing flat on floor with right sides
Lay batting over the top of your backing. Lay top bandanna square
over the top of your batting with right sides up. Smooth material
flat, making sure material is not bumpy or lumpy underneath or on
the top layer.
Safety pin edges of material together working out bumps and
smoothing material as you go all along the edges. With yarn or
embroidery thread tie quilt together.
Learn how to tie a quilt.
Unpin edges and cut excess material around edges. Using your bias
tape pin all around edges.
Learn how to sew blanket binding or use bias tape.
Sew in place taking out pins as you go along. When you are done,
double check to make sure there are no holes in your edges. If so
take seams out of areas where bias tape doesn't cover edges and
Lessons Level 5, ~ Mini
Snap Bag , ~Sew
a buttonhole, ~Zipper
to sew a quilt, ~Cat Quilt,
in 7 sittings, ~Denim
patch blanket, ~Striped
Edge Quilt, ~Bandanna
Patchwork Quilt, ~How
to tie a quilt, ~Sew a
Rug, ~Needle Book
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