Courtesy: Rachna Parikh
Things You’ll need:-
- Cotton Fabrics of different colours
- Bead headed pins
- Sharp scissors
- Matching thread
- Regular sewing needles
- Measuring tape
- Marking chalk/pencil
- Sewing machine
Fabric Cutting dimensions:-
1) 7 cms.wide strips of different colour
2) 30 × 15 cms. – 1 black pieces for center
3). 7 cms wide black stripes for piping/ binding
-Pick a colour scheme. Select colours that appeal to you.
-Buy appropriate fabrics. Be sure the fabric is sturdy, colourfast and preshrunk. If the
material has not been preshrunk, wash, dry & iron it before beginning the project.
-Select the batting for the centre layer. Batting comes in different thicknesses & varieties
like cotton, polyester. Decide how the quilt will be used,& choose it accordingly.
-Choose the backing fabric.
-Cut the strips as per given dimensions leaving 0.5 cm to accommodate sewing.
-Position the finished strips into the final arrangement.
– Now it’s time to start sewing. Arrange centre black piece n red colour strip together,
with the right side of the fabric facing inwards, and using a basic running stitch, sew
them together up one side.
Join parallel red stripe to other side of black piece,& more strips until you have made a
block. Once all the strips are completed, sew them together according to the pattern.
That’s the quilt top done. Iron to flatten out seams.
Spread out a piece of fabric, this will be the back of your quilt and place the batting on
top. Both the fabric and batting should be cut to the same size as your quilt top, which
you now lay on top of the batting, right side up.(sandwich 3 layers- top,batting & backing)
-Basting-Pin the 3 layers of the quilt together. By hand sew the 3 layers together in a
temporary long running stitch with contrast thread.
Quilting-This permanent sewing connects the 3 layers. Choose the colour of thread that
goes with the quilt design, sew through all 3 layers in the centre of each strip, this will
create a design & keep three layers intact.
-Finally make the binding, a border that protects the seams and adds a more finished
look. Cut four separate strips of fabric 6 cm wide and of the same length as each side of
-Make a 0.5 cm fold along each of the long edges and iron it, then fold the whole strip in
-Pin one side of the strip along the edge of the quilt top, then flip it over and pin the strip
to the backing. Then sew both sides in place. Repeat along the other three sides of the
-Remove the basting thread, remove the pins. Iron the quilt & You’re done.
Finished quilt size is 105 × 85 cms.
Courtesy: Rachna Parikh