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Finished my Patchwork Quilt

completed honey honey patchwork quilt

I finished! Finally. It’s kind of a big deal for me to actually finish a quilt. I’m great about starting, not so great about finishing.

sideview patchwork quilt

I posted about it here and I used it to make a few binding tutorials. It was super easy and very quick to make. I just procrastinated with the binding, as usual. I did, however, machine stitch the binding rather than handstitch for the first time. It went much, much faster of course, but I don’t think it looks quite as nice. I learned some things that I’ll do differently next time. So, hopefully with practice I’ll get better.

binding view of patchwork quilt

I used a vintage sheet for the backing, also a first for me. All in all, I’m excited about finishing another quilt and am ready to keep working on the other two I’ve got going.

ETA: The finished size is ~ 46 X 55 and if you’re interested in making one, I have some instructions here.

Happy Quilting! 🙂

 

Super Easy Quilt to Make!

Like I told you the other day, if you’re new to quilting, I think you should make this quilt first. It’s fast, cheap and pretty. You’ll get plenty of practice with pinning and sewing straight lines, it won’t take you forever, and you shouldn’t get too frustrated.

The finished quilt top is 49.5″ x 58.5″, which means you’ll need to buy the “throw” size batting, which is a pretty cheap size (the reason I made it this the size, I was after cheap!) And, I promise, this is the perfect quilt for a beginner!

Here’s what I did, and what you need to know if you’re going to make one, too.

First, you need 4 pretty charm packs. (If you don’t want to use charm packs, just cut your fabric into 5 inch squares.)

charm packs for next quilt

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