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DIY Checkerboard

Need a Fourth of July #diy project that's perfect for your backyard festivities? Here you go!

We invited the Combat Quilter, Andrew Lee, to make us a #diy project for the books. Well, he provided it! If you love quilting, or easy sewing projects, this is for you!


Here's What You'll Need:

  • 2- Red Jelly roll strips (2 ½” x 42”)

  • 2- White Jelly roll strips (2 ½” x 42”)

  • 2- Blue Jelly roll strips (2 ½” x 42”) Border

  • 2- Cream Jelly roll strips (2 ½” x 42”) Binding

  • 1-backing fabric 20 ½” x 20 ½”

  • 1-batting 20 ½” x 20 ½”

  • Quilters Select Rotary Cutter

  • Quilters Select Free Fuse

  • Sew Much Cosplay Scissors

  • Embellish Scissors

  • Embellish Seam Ripper

  • Floriani 60wt Grey Thread

  • Quilters Select Grey Prewound Bobbin

Here's How to Make It:

1. Sew Red and white strips together, creating 2 - 4 ½” x 42” strips

2. Cut strips into 2 1/2” x 4 ½” pieces

3. Sew 4 pieces from step 2, together, creating one strip with 4 red and 4 white

4. Sew rows together; alternating start color to make checkerboard

5. Sew blue borders on (2- 2 ½”x16 ½”, 2-2 ½”x 20 ½”)

6. Baste checkerboard to batting

7. Baste backing to batting

8. Attach binding



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