Jul 7, 2009


How about this, I finished making the string quilt. Actually, I think that this is a coverlet, not a quilt. There is no batting. I sewed together scraps of flannel and then I made a flannel back. Isabella wrote in a comment asking for the pattern. Isabella, there's no pattern. Just put together scraps--these are flannel as it happens, but it could be regular fabric. If the fabric is already in strips, you're all set, if not, use a scissors or rotary cutter and make strips of any width. Press the strips. I joined the strips and then I trimmed the edges. I had three different lengths of strips, as you can see in the photo. I made a pillowcase turn, so that means there's no binding. Afterwards, I pressed and then I top stitched. I did some sewing machine tacking to keep the layers together. So actually, there is absolutely no hand stitching. I made this coverlet for a charity donation.And more good news--I went to the post office and shipped those sock toys that I made for my grand daughters. I know that they check out my blog--so girls, look for a little package in the mail.


jovaliquilts said...

I bet that's a nice, soft coverlet -- nothing like flannel that you can wrap around yourself. What a great way to use flannel scraps!

Lynda said...

All the soft yellows look so fresh!