The traditional quilt is a beautiful, warm and cozy piece of art. It’s a great way to reuse old clothes too! The only problem with the traditional quilt is that it can be expensive or time consuming to sew one from scratch. However, there are many ways you can make your own custom-made quilt without any sewing experience at all! This article will show you how to do so with fabric scraps and some needle and thread. You’ll have an amazing handmade quilt in no time!
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Gather materials and Quilting Tools
All you need for this project is some fabric scraps, needles and thread. If you don’t have any fabric scraps lying around your house then head over to your local thrift store or flea market to buy some.
If you are looking for ideas for your scraped fabric, checkout the book below for some great ideas.
Scraps, Inc., vol. 1: 15 Block-Based Designs for the Modern Quilter
Cut the fabric
The first step is to cut out squares from your fabric scraps. Make sure you do not cut them too small or else they may be difficult to work with later on. Then, sort the scraps by color so that your quilt designs are more defined and will look better in the end.
Need to find a cutting mat, read our top picks, 7 Best Cutting Mats for Quilting.
If you’re looking to make precise and accurate cuts, a cutting mat and rotary cutter are essential tools. A cutting mat is a thick, rubberized sheet that protects your work surface from sharp blades, while a rotary cutter is a handheld tool with a circular blade that allows you to quickly and easily cut through fabric. When using a rotary cutter, always be sure to keep your fingers clear of the blade and use light pressure when cutting. Below is one of my favorite rotary cutters if you are looking for one.
The maximum sharpness / Made in Japan /OLFA 45 mm tungsten steel Ergonomic Rotary Cutter & 45mm Rotary Blade Refill, 1-Pack Value Set
Sew two squares together
Take two opposite color scraps and sew them together. To do this, find the center point of each square and make a small, diagonal stitch (see note below) which doesn’t go all the way through the fabric. Then, continue around the entire square again. When you get back to your start point, tie off with another small knot. Do this for all of the squares you want to use in your quilt.
Note: The diagonal stitch is a basic sewing technique that can be used to join two pieces of fabric together. It’s a simple, but strong stitch that will keep your quilt squares together well. To do the diagonal stitch, find the center point of each square and make a small, diagonal stitch which doesn’t go all the way through the fabric. Then, continue around the entire square again. When you get back to your start point, tie off with another small knot. You can find more sewing stitches here.
Assemble the quilt
Once you have all of your squares sewn together, it’s time to put the quilt together! This is the next to last step and you are almost finished learning to Make Your Own Quilt with Fabric Scraps.
Lay out your quilt top on a flat surface and start sewing the squares together. Make sure that you’re sewing the squares together in the correct order so that your quilt looks like the design you had planned out.
Once you have your fabric squares, it’s time to start piecing them together! Quilt layout designs can be as simple or complex as you want them to be. A basic quilt design could feature a checkerboard pattern, or you could get creative and make a quilt that’s entirely unique to you. If you need some inspiration, there are plenty of online resources that can show you some amazing quilt layouts.
When it comes to piecing your fabric squares together, there are no hard and fast rules. Just have fun with it! Try different combinations and see what looks the best. As long as your quilt is securely stitched together, you can’t go wrong. Enjoy creating your very own masterpiece!
Quilt it – Finish to Make Your Own Quilt with Fabric Scraps
The final step is to quilt your quilt. This simply means that you’ll be stitching all around the outside of the quilt top to hold it all together. You can do this by hand or with a sewing machine.
There you have it! Your very own quilt, made completely from fabric scraps and some simple sewing. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your project today!
What is Quilt Batting?
Quilt batting is a material made from fibers such as wool, hair, cotton, silk and so on.
Can I quilt without Quilt Batting?
Yes, you can quilt without batting if the textile is stiff and has a smooth finish on one side.
What is a diagonal stitch?
The diagonal stitch is a basic sewing technique that can be used to join two pieces of fabric together. It’s a simple, but strong stitch that will keep your quilt squares together well. To do the diagonal stitch, find the center point of each square and make a small, diagonal stitch which doesn’t go all the way through the fabric. Then, continue around the entire square again. When you get back to your start point, tie off with another small knot.