Working one row at a time
you will sew an "X" across each square. With the Warm & Natural you do
not have to quilt this small of an area but I like the quilted look when
you are finished.
Start sewing from one
corner and sew across diagonally to the other corner * just before you
sew off put the second square right there and continue. Continue this
way and you will be finished before you know it! Now snip them apart and
sew the other diagonal the same way, wrap back up with rubber band and
continue with all other rows.
My machines have a roller
foot or a walking foot, I preferred the roller foot for these small
squares. I also lessened the pressure of the foot on the feed dogs. All
of this keeps the three layers even as you sew.
Sew Rows Together!
**The hardest thing for me to
remember was to put the squares together right sides facing out! Once I
got over that obstacle, time flew by!
Use 1/2" seam allowance !!
Find a mark on your machine and then move your needle so that you will
do a perfect 1/2" seam. If you can't move your needle use
a piece of masking tape to mark the seam allowance for you with the
needle in the center. Your quilt will turn out great if you just use a
bit of precision when making these seams. When I put a ruler to my
machine's needle and read the 1/2" mark on the ruler that mark was in
between two lines!! You need a line to follow to have any
precision at all.
Sew one row at a time, making
sure you are keeping the pattern. When you have finished the first row
snip all the seam allowances about an 1/8" apart, this makes your
Sew row 2 together and snip
seam allowances also. Now you can sew row 1 to row 2.
** When sewing the rows together make sure that right sides are out and
that you are matching seams. This is not hard if you used a little
precision sewing the first rows together. After sewing the first strip
to the second, clip the new seam allowances as before. Don't forget to
snip as you go, it's really a pain and Boring doing the sniping last!!
Soon you will have a quilt!!!
You can see the batting now
but don't worry! When you do the next step you won't. It looks pretty
ratty now but once the next step is done your quilted fabric will look
Wash & Dry
Yes! we get to throw our
quilt in the washing machine on a full cycle and then throw into the
dryer!! Just like magic, your quilted fabric's seams are so fluffy and
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