Frayed Edge Quilt

Frayed Edge Quilt

by Elliana Reickard
(Eldridge, IA USA)

Elliana & her quilt

Elliana & her quilt

Decide how big you want your quilt. Then cut out 6-1/2-inch squares. If you don't want the fabric to fray, you can cut out using pinking shears.

You can buy material (I used a contrasting fabric every other square)or just use scraps of material or denim. Place 2 cotton squares together, wrong sides together, and repeat for a total of four fabric layers. (I used my contrasting fabric for the bottom layer).

Right sides will be positioned together to construct the backing. Stitch a 1/2-inch seam allowance along one edge for each square. Be sure & back stitch at beginning & end of each edge. Stitching the four layers together along one edge creates two blocks simultaneously.

Unfold the blocks & position the seam on top. Chain stitch squares together. Assemble the number of squares you want for your quilt width together to complete a row. (My twin quilt had 17 rows of 11 squares in each row.) Sew the rows together positioning the seams in opposite directions (butting together).

After sewing all the rows together, sew a 1/2-inch seam allowance around the outside edge. If you did not use pinking shears & want your quilt to fray, then clip all the raw edge seams 3/8- to 1/2-inch apart. Wash & dry the quilt to fray the edges.

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Jan 11, 2011
by: Anonymous

Beautiful job on your quilt

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