Hello everyone! I am so excited that I was asked to guest post on Sew Can She!
My name is Katie and I blog over at The Crafty Blog Stalker. I love all sorts of crafting from paper, to wood and of course fabric!
I decided to tackle a strip quilt that I found in the Sew Can She Archives, but the webpage for that tutorial isn't working anymore. Caroline posted a great Rag Quilt Tutorial that you could use instead here.
I had done a Minky Rag Quilt before and I love how it turned out so I wanted to try one with strips of fabric instead.
For the strip quilt I picked up a couple Jelly Rolls. For this type of quilt they really are a very easy way to go. They have lots of variation and the fabric is pre-cut into 2 1.5 inch strips - Perfect!
For the lining I went with flannel. Flannel gives the blanket some nice warmth and frays really nice when washed. I cut the strips of flannel to the same 2 1/2 inches becuase I wanted it to peak out between the pieces.
Layer each strip with a piece of cotton fabric facing down, flannel, cotton fabric facing up and sew down the center of the strip.
When all of the strips were sewn I laid them out so I could make sure that none of the same fabrics would be touching
Sew the strips together using a 1/2 inch seam
As you can see the one end was a little uneven so I Squared up the blanket and cut the uneven part off.
Sew around all 4 edges of the quilt using the same 1/2 seam
Isn't it cute? And it is just about done! All that is left is to wash and dry a couple times so you can get the nice frayed seams.
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