Scrappy Christmas Quilt
Just another fun technique for a quick quilt using Christmas fabric scraps. Just fabric, no batting or flannel!
Total Time: 8 to 10 hours
- 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch Christmas fabric squares
- sewing machine
- sharp pointed scissors
- I used larger squares so I could put the quilt together more quickly. My squares were 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches (used a template made from paper). I cut out 42 squares for the front and 42 squares for the back of my quilt. First, I laid out a design for the back of the quilt (which is the no seam showing side), then I laid out a design for the front of the quilt (which is the scrappy side). I did six rows across and seven rows down.
- Next, I placed the top squares wrong sides together on the back squares. Pin two top squares to two bottom squares together on the side seams. These squares will be four layers of fabric thickness. Sew together, using a 5/8 inch seam, and continue until you have sewn across the entire row. Continue with this method for each row, pinning the rows together until completed.
- Each outer seam will need to be clipped about 1/2 inch apart using a pair of very pointed scissors. This takes a bit of time cutting across each row up to the stitching line. At the corners, it can be a little tricky cutting so many thick layers so I cut two layers at a time. For the outer edge to finish the quilt, sew a 5/8 inch seam all around the perimeter of the quilt. Clip all the way around. The quilt will need to be washed and dried several times to produce the raggy look.
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