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Made with Love

Have you ever had the opportunity to make something with love? How about making it with the people you love? Here's a fun story and #diy on making a quilt for Hope's nephew with love.

"I just spent a wonderful week at home on a “stay-cation” with my family. My husband’s brother and his family were visiting from PA. During dinner my sister-in-law mentioned she wanted to make her first quilt for Nathan, my nephew, who would hopefully be returning to college for his second year. She told me they purchased a quilt last year for him to use and that it fell apart after he washed it. My ears perked up because, I LOVE to QUILT! Immediately I volunteered to help her make a new quilt for my nephew. Here are some quick ideas so you can make an easy whole-cloth quilt using 45” wide cotton fabric."

College Quilt Hack Idea:

Instead of using 45” wide fabric as described below you could use a recycled twin flat sheet. Just trim off the hemmed edges and use that for the quilt top. Or, follow the tips below to use quilting cotton fabric.

To figure the yardage for the top of the quilt using 45” wide fabric use the same method for piecing together the backing fabric. We were making a “Twin XL” quilt and purchased 5.5 yards of fabric for the top.

  • Measure down 96” and make a cut across the fabric. Remove the selvage.

  • Sub-cut the 96” x 45” length of fabric into 96” x 34”.

  • Measure down a second length of 96” of remaining fabric and make a cut across the fabric. Remove the selvage.

  • Sub-cut the 96” x 45 length of fabric into two panels measuring 96” x 19”.

Sew the three units together using a ¼” seam allowance. Press the seams open.

Quilt as desired using Quilter’s Select thread and bobbins.

Cut the binding fabric using Quilter’s Select rotary cutting mats and rulers and bind as desired using your favorite method to bind.

Helpful Hints From Hope: "Please watch the video to see how I form my miters using Wonder Clips and glue. The real hack here is using a Quilter’s Select Glue Stick to turn the binding under forming perfect miters. I do this on all four corners before I stitch-in-the ditch. I Love using this method because it takes the stress out of binding and my miter’s look great on the back and on the front of the quilt."

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