Quilts made from straightforward squares are classics. Whether you want to make a quick quilt top using large fabric squares, or an intricate postage stamp quilt using one inch squares, the basic technique is the same. Most of my readers are experienced quilters, but some are new to quilting, and a few are lurkers who want to try but have not jumped in yet. This is an excellent first project.
As my sons were growing up, they learned to sew. I have taught many of their friends how to make simple projects as well. Lately I have been teaching several kids as young as ten to make small quilts, doll quilts, lap quilts, or wall hangings. I get emails asking for simple instructions to go with precut layer cakes. I wanted to post a basic tutorial for a Classis Squares Quilt Top.Meet Adriana. She lives next door with her parents and sister, and is heading off for school this fall. Adriana wanted to learn to make a quilt, even though she had never sewn at all. I needed pictures for a tutorial. It was meant to be! We set off together to meet both of our goals. Please take a walk through the process and see the quilt top that Adriana made in about three and a half hours.
This is a very easy quilt top, suitable for a beginner. But knock one out in a select set of Asian metallics and you would have a fabulous housewarming gift. Try it in striped cordouroy (do wash it first) as a guy’s quilt. Sometimes basic solids can be really striking.
In a few days Adriana and I will share the finishing steps: backing, batting, tying, and binding her quilt. Please, grab a cold glass of lemonade and join us. Find the entire tutorial here, or select the TUTORIALS page on the top menu bar.
Go ahead, peek! See the wonderful quilt top that Adriana made, then leave her a comment here. She deserves a great round of applause!