What a great idea. I tried it, and I misunderstood the instructions and it didn't come out the size I expected. Oh well, it looked cute and it just will be used for something different than I planned. The bottom line is that it turned out cute and I will make more of them!
"You can make a fabric box with any size square! Check out how easy it is. Makes a great quick and easy gift. The formula would be as follows:
To determine the starting square size: Step 1: The box height + the square size Step 2: Multiply Step 1 by 1.5. The answer is your starting square size (and includes your seam allowance).
To determine the corner length to sew: The box height is always the length of the sewn corner. Example: If you want a 4"-high and 6"-square box, then: The starting square size is: Step 1: 4" + 6" = 10" Step 2: 10" x 1.5 = 15" starting square size. The corner length is 4" (the same as the height of the box) **
I came across this beautiful quilt pattern on You Tube. Designed by Anna Maria Horner for Janome Sewing Machines. When I looked for the free pattern, the links no longer worked since this was published in 2012. With a little ingenuity, I was able to find the pdf pattern and also share that here. See the file download below. The pattern includes templates to print and full instructions. I can't wait to try this one myself!
I originally watched this video, and then signed up for the complete class to see the rest. Loved what I learned and am enjoying using it for smaller projects, community quilts, and quilts that straight lines look fantastic.
Like always, I seem to go on my own quilting adventure in a random nature. Fell in love with Free Motion quilting first, and then Walking Foot quilting after. In the end, it has worked out anyway!
Many years ago, I worked at the Sonoma County Museum as an accountant. It was totally amazing to me the amount of preparation and work that it took to put on an exhibition. This video shows the first exhibition of Ken Burns quilt collection at the International Quilt Study and Museum. I hope you enjoy this wonderful video.
I love quilts that are easy and look much harder to make than they actually are. This quilt I found on You Tube by Material Girl Quilts falls into that category and is a great way to make a nice gift in any size quilt you want. Just increase or decrease the number of blocks you make!
The lap quilt size uses a Layer Cake (10 inch squares) and there is very little waste. That is the entire supply list to make this top!
PS - Here are some suggested sizes to help you plan:
Baby Quilts: 32 inch x 40 inch (approximately)
Lap Quilt: 40 inch x 60 inch (approximately)
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