Welcome to Strip Quilts. This site is set up to show quilts that I made. I started quilting about 6 years ago. I found most patterns on the Internet. I learned almost everything about quilting from Youtube and websites. Check out the the strip quilts blog for ideas and directions on some of these quilt. Thank you for visiting!
Flannel quilts are a great way to practice free motion techniques. Materials: 4 yards flannel fabric, 1 batting 72 x 90, 1/2 yard fabric for binding.
Unroll the batting and cut the 72 x 90 packaged batting on the fold so that you have one single layer. You can use the other piece to make another quilt. Sandwich batting between flannel and use quilt basting spray on each side of fabric to hold fabric in place. Make sure that fabric and batting lay flat. Use free motion quilting or draw lines or design using chalk to mark. After machine quilting, cut raw straight edges. Binding - cut 3 x 44 inch strip of fabric. Miter together. Saw raw edge of binding to edge of quilt. Miter corners. Fold binding over edge of quilt and sew reverse side, stitch in the ditch. Enjoy this quilt or give it as gift.
Panels are so fast, easy and fun. I pieced the inner and outer border on each of these two panels. I free motioned using a spiral. I have not yet sewed the binding on because I want to use the green flannel and of course, I ran out. If I can't match the outer border, I may use a cotton/non-flannel fabric for the binding. These quilts are earmarked for twin girls on the way.
I purchased a cart full of flannel from Joanne's Fabric. They have a huge sale on flannel on black Friday. I will be back this coming black Friday, 75% off flannel!
How to make a flannel quilt
Flannel charm pack by Robert Kaufman.
Trim edges and sew on binding.
This is how the blocks will look.
Notice that the block with the white square is made of charm pack. You can do this a bit and it will not be noticiable. So, if you have any extra fabric, use 5 x 5 inch squares and sew together to make one ten inch block.
Boundary Waters Flannel Quilt
The Most Comfy Quilt in the World
Bargello patterns look intense. I was drawn to Bargello patterns from the very beginning of my first year. This tells you that they are much easier than they look.
My sister is comfy with her Bargello.
I quilted a table runner thinking that it would be a quicker project ` not so. The table runner took me as long as the quilt to make because the pieces were smaller. Still, I'm glad that I made the table runner because I love it as much as the quilts.
Here are some of the books that I used to learn this technique. Again, it is easier than it looks.
My First Bargello
It was a gift for very special people.
How to Back without Bumps, Crimps or Folds
Use this sure method to get bumps out of batting and quilt layers so that you can free motion without bumps, folds or crimps.
Spray batting with a fabric freshener to moisten. Put batting in dryer for about 15 minutes. This gets the bumps and folds out of the batting. Next, place the batting on a table or working surface and the have quilt backing on top of batting.
Iron to press out bumps, bunches or folds in backing. Then flip back the top edge of the quilt batting. Spray with quilt basting spray.
Spray the bottom half of quilt backing and smooth out with your hand, repeat with the sides and use iron to press out bumps on entire quilt back.
Flip over the back so that the back is on the bottom and mark the backing and batting piece in center with a pin.
You now follow the same steps to add the quilt top. Mark with a pin at the center. Place quilt top over batting. Repeat same steps that you followed on the backing. Smooth out, press and spray in sections. Your three pieces are now sandwiched with the backing on the bottom, batting in the center and top of quilt on the top.
Trim some excess batting and backing. Allow a few extra inches of back/batting on the edges. Use large safety pins for extra hold. Free motion all three layers.
Add binding and enjoy!
Wash the quilt in cold water, no detergent. Place in dryer and keep an eye on it so that it does not dry for too long, but gets dry. I love the quilt crinks! It is more cozy to use after it is washed.
Place batting on work surface and top with backing
pull backing back and spray with quilt basting spray
flip to place backing o bottom and find center of back and center of top
pull back the top and spray with basting spray
trim excess batting and free motion
wash in cold water and placed in dryer
Log cabins are easy and quick. Some people complain that they are too boring to piece. I like whipping them up.
Strip Search quilt makes a great bed runner. I bought a kit that included the pattern called, "Strip Search." The kit came with 2 1/2 strips of floral prints. I added some from my own stash. I am crazy about flowers so I really like this quilt. I want to make another one so I am stashing 2 1/2 floral print strips.
I strive to incorporate the color of nature into quilts.
Easy Strip Quilts
This quilt is an E. Burns quilt. It was fun, easy and fast. I made it to look like a collection of bandanas.
Manly Football Quilt
Mary Ann Garrett Gum Wrapper Quilt
Check out the blog page to see how to make this scrap buster.
The pattern is Yellow Brick Road.
Children and Baby Quilts
I'm just getting started on children/baby quilts. Check back for more to come.
Here a mix of boy and girl quilts.
Ben loves cars and trucks.
Harry Potter Baby Quilt
Rag Quilt close up
This is a great quilt to use up all that extra batting that you collect and is too small to use for a baby quilt. Each block is cut any size. I used layer cakes (10 x 10). The top is laid with batting in the center and backing square on the bottom. The back can be any fabric, all squares the same, different or in a pattern. Then, each individual block gets machine quilted with an X thru it. Next, sew the block together. Use a special rag quilt scissors and cut the edges so that they fray.
For My Daughters
I started quilting when my oldest daughter asked me to make her a quilt. We went to the fabric store, I went crazy picking out fabric. She had that "not knowing, doubtful" look in her eye as I was tossing fabric into the cart. Wild mixtures of colors and tones were represented in the selection. It was too much color for her. It turned out, her sister loved this first quilt. So, the wild quilt went to the younger sister. It took almost two years to sew a quilt for my oldest daughter. My daughters got me started and encourage me. Oh, and this baby robin settled in my morning glory pot when I took the photo.
For the wild one. . .
This is he quilt that my oldest daughter chose and she called the colors.
This is the one I made for myself.
This one has fewer colors than the wild one, but they are all her favorite colors.
Sunflower Fields Forever
This picture was taken late August in Northern Wisconin, such a treat. . .
Here is a picture of the wild quilt.
This quilt was long armed by the talented, Ann Clark
A baby robin settled in my morning glory pot.
You can shop charm packs at local shops or online. These fabrics were from a collection of many different packs. The squares are 5 inches, perfect size for this chevron pattern.
Missouri Star Falling Charm Pack Quilt
This is a mix of charm packs and jelly roll strips.
Disappearing 9 Patch
When I was window shopping in a designer showroom in Sawyer, Michigan, I saw a painter's drop cloth quilt. Then, I saw this fabric called "Grunge" and went for this painter's drop cloth quilt look. It's a disappearing 9 patch pattern.
This quilt is made with a layer cake, 10 x 10.
Back of the Football Quilt
I found this football field panel to use on the back.
I love colors of nature.
I love floral prints and vibrant colors but once in a great while I make a man quilt.
I saw this on Missouri Star Video. It is so fast and easy. In the video, the grandson makes one of these quilts and he doesn't know how to sew. That tells you how easy this one is to piece.