Today we’re going to go over how to make your backing, spray the batting to the front and back as well as pin for quilting. I’m going to be honest here…this is my LEAST favorite part of the quilt making process. I think it’s because now we’re dealing with yards of fabric and not small blocks. It can become a circus to try to tackle it all. Likewise, I have a dog and a cat who have sixth sense about quilts and always need to get in the middle of the process. I’ll add a cute ‘outtake’ below so you can see what I’m talking about. Okay enough babbling…as I said least favorite, but with these techniques it should be fairly painless. What do ya say? Let’s get started!
I’m so sorry I am late with this post. The truth is, even I get overwhelmed at times. This overwhelmed feeling got me thinking that maybe some of you are trying to keep up with the speed of this sew along and, quite frankly, it’s too fast. Because of this revelation I’ve decided to slow it down a bit. Now, if you are on a deadline and needing to get this project finished next week please send me a note and we’ll work something out on the side. For everyone else, use this week to catch up!
Here’s the only video for this post. It shows you how to put the final squares together.
If you get ambitious you can put the entire front together as well. Just follow how we read when assembling; left to right, top to bottom.
Welcome to week two of Quilting from ‘Square’ One – Disappearing 9-Patch! How did week one go? Hopefully smoothly and y’all are pumped to put these sets of three together. What do ya say; let’s jump right in!
This week we are going to go over the art of nesting seams, sewing the 9-patches together, cutting the 9-patches apart for your surprise block and then finally the final layout of your quilt.
Step 1 – Nesting Seams. I’ve been talking about this and talking about this, now we get to put it into action! Below you will see our three lovely rows that we have sewn together in anticipation of this ‘nesting’ moment. Hopefully you’ve sewn all of your groupings of three together and are excited for this next step. Did you happen to catch my bonus video on YouTube? It’s all about chain piecing so if you are a little behind it is definitely a good watch and will speed up your process immensely. Okay back to business…let’s combine these three patches into nine shall we?