Working with old clothes (mostly cottons and cotton blends) we each created our first square, a "Four Patch". Using two contrasting fabrics, we cut two 4.5"x4.5" pieces of fabric for a total of four squares. Sewing these in pairs, then sewing the pairs together, our 9"x9"square was completed in less than an hour!
The quilt seen is an almost completed sampler quilt that we are duplicating. Each square is different and progresses from easy to difficult, for a total of twelve squares: Four Patch, Nine Patch, Pinwheel, Waterwheel, Bright Hopes, Log Cabin, Drunkard's Path, Sweetheart, Iron Cross, Eight Pointed Star, Crazy Quilt, and Heart in Hand.
The completed squares will have "sashing" in between (the strips of fabric separating each square). Once the sashing is added, then the batting (the insulating layer) and the backing are basted (loosely stitched) to the front. Then this "sandwich" will be put in a small quilting frame for the actual quilting (sewing the sandwiched layers together in plain or fancy patterns). Once the quilting is done, the edges will be trimmed (cutting away excess fabric) and, in the last step, binding will be added on all four sides.
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