Today on the Rockstar DIY stage is Jaime, with the tutorial to make this drop dead gorgeous Framed Wall Quilt.
If you can sew a straight line I promise you can make this framed wall quilt. You all are familiar with Jaime from That’s My Letter, I’m sure! She’s one of the regular band members here on PrettyHandyGirl.com. I can honestly say that she is one of the most gifted and talented DIY rockstars I know. She can build, she can fix, she can craft and she can sew. She also balances a job blogging and being a mother. Enough said.
With that, I turn the stage over to Jaime and her tutorial for creating a Wall Frame Quilt!
Gather up your favorite fabrics and we will make this statement wall art that would be great hanging nearly anywhere. And, it makes a wonderful gift idea.
Although the pattern looks to be a little tricky, it’s actually four of the same pieces sewn together in an X format.
- 1/4 yard each of 4 cotton fabrics
- Basic sewing supplies: sewing machine, thread, pins, scissors, pencil, iron & ironing board
- rotary cutter, clear quilting ruler and self-healing mat
- 24″ x 24″ cotton fabric (for backing)
- 24″ x 24″ batting
- safety pins
- 1/2″ plywood @ 21″ x 21″
- 1x2x8 pine board
- staple gun
- wood glue
- miter saw
- nailer & 1 1/4″ brad nails
Step 1: Begin cutting the fabric into 2″ wide strips. Looking at the diagram below, you will need multiple lengths of each fabric. I suggest cutting very long 2″ strips which you can cut down later. I like to fold the fabric in quarters then cut off a 2″ wide strip using a rotary cutter and clear quilting ruler.
Step 2: Sew strips together using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Determine your pattern, start from the middle longest piece (bright green) then add strips on either side. With each additional strip, line up the strip with a ‘step down’. Press. Eventually you will trim edges with a 45 degree angle which is marked on the quilting ruler.
Step 3: Make 4 identical pieces. Sew the top square to the bottom squares. Press. Then sew the middle seam together to make one piece. Press. Be sure to line up the seams. [Read more…]