Create A Strip-piece Quilt by Mary-Go-Round Quilts
(28) 2 ½" x WOF strips assorted colors
Background fabric: 1 ¾ yards
Backing: 3 ½ yards
Binding – ½ yard
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.