This easy pre-cut quilt kit is perfect for those wanting to make their first patchwork quilt - not only are all the fabrics chosen for you, but the squares are cut too, so you can just get stuck in and start sewing. This quilt is made in six prints from Makower's Ellie collection featuring the cutest elephants, butterflies and hearts. The border is a green Linen Texture with a gorgeous stripey print used for the binding.
With easy-to-follow instructions and links to my free online tutorials, you will learn how to sew your squares together, then how to match up those points when sewing the rows to each other, attach the borders, how to stitch-in-the-ditch and finally how to attach your binding.
This quilt finishes at approx. 42" square and would make a lovely lap or child's quilt. This is also a manageable size for quilting your first top.
You will also need: - Basic sewing kit, including pins, scissors, a needle, and curved safety pins for basting, plus thread for quilting. - 45" x 45" wadding & backing.
A note about backing:- as most fabrics are not quite wide enough for this, I suggest you purchase 1.25m of backing fabric, cut it down the length and insert a 5" wide panel (made up of two 5" x 43" strips sewn into one long length) to increase the width.You can see my Fabrics page here for inspiration - if you order a long quarter, you will be able to cut two 5" strips for your panel. If you don't see the fabrics in your kit listed by the metre, get in touch and I'll see what I can do.