Nov 13, 2023
Patterns & Projects

Create a Strip Piece Quilt With Mary Davis

Supplies + -

Additional Options

Create A Strip-piece Quilt by Mary-Go-Round Quilts

Baby Lock Ambassador Mary Davis of Mary-Go-Round Quilts shares this easy-to-follow quilt tutorial that will help you build quilting confidence! Download her PDF instructions with detailed diagrams HERE.

Fabric/Yardage Requirements:

(28) 2 ½" x WOF strips assorted colors

Background fabric:  1 ¾ yards

Backing:  3 ½ yards

Binding – ½ yard


Cutting Instructions:

Background fabric:  Cut (7) 8 ½" x WOF strips and Subcut into (25) 8 ½" squares

Binding - Cut (6) 2 ½" x WOF strips


NOTE: All seam allowances are 1/4". To achieve the correct seam allowance, use your Baby Lock 1/4" quilting foot. When stitching, line up the raw edge of your fabric with the right side edge of the 1/4" foot, and you will get an accurate seam allowance every time. Set your machine stitch length to 2.5. This will ensure your pieces are stitched securely.

Other supplies:  Ball point pen or water/air soluble pen, ruler, scissors, rotary cutter and coordinating thread.  Batting: 61" x 61"

1.    Draw a diagonal line, from corner to corner, on the wrong side of each 8 ½” background square.

2. Sew all 2 ½" x WOF strips together into pairs. Press seam to one side.

3. Sew two pairs together to form Strip Set A. Press. Strip Set A will measure 8 ½" wide.

4. Trim off selvedge edges. Measure and cut (4) 8 ½" blocks from each Strip Set A. You will need 25 Strip Set A blocks.

5. Decide on the orientation of your block. I chose to have my Strip Set A be vertical (up and down). Make sure all Strip Set A blocks face the same direction. Also, make sure all marked background squares face the same direction.

6. Place a marked background square, right sides together, on top Strip Set A block. Stitch 1/4" from both sides of the drawn line. Cut on the drawn line. Repeat with all blocks.

7. Open and press seam toward background. Trim to 8" x 8" square. You will have 50 blocks (1 of these will be extra).

8. Sew 7 blocks together to form a row. Repeat to make a total of 7 rows.

9. Sew rows together and press seams. Your quilt top is complete. Baste, quilt and bind in your preferred method.



For more quilt wisdom from Mary Davis, follow her on social media and check out her!



Additional Options
Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account