How to Make a Quilt

How to Make a Quilt
Making a quilt is easier than you think with this simple tutorial from blogger Jennifer Moore!
 

Materials:
Used wool sweaters (about 14; ask around if you need some)
Washing machine and dryer
Laundry detergent
Pencil
Ruler
Scissors
Paper
Straight pins
Sewing needle
Thread
Sewing machine
Used flat cotton sheet (any size)
Cotton quilt batting

Directions:
1. Shrink sweaters so wool becomes felted. Wash in hot water with laundry detergent and tumble dry.

2. Draw a 5" square on paper; cut it out. Pin square to a sweater, placing it to get as many squares as possible. Cut fabric (you'll need 135 scquares for a 3' x 5' throw).

3. Sew squares together (by hand or machine), leaving a 1/2" seam allowance, into blocks of nine. Each block will measure 13" x 13". You'll need 15 blocks total.

4. Pin blocks together, right sides facing each other; be careful to match seams. Sew using a machine, leaving 1/2" seam allowance. Pin a block to first two, right sides facing each other; sew. Set aside. Repat until you have five strips of three blocks each. Sew strips in same way, pinning right sides together and leaving 1/2" seam allowance.

5. Lay sheet on top of sewn squares, right sides facing each other. Lay batting on top of sheet. Pin along edges, leaving one edge open. Sew along pinned edges, leaving 1/2" seam allowance. Turn right side out. Sew remaining edge closed by hand, turning edges under.

Expert tip: Try working on this project a little at a time, cutting squares and sewing them together while watching television.

Find more from Jennifer at recovergirl.wordpress.com.