Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Liberty Quilt

I'm over on the Liberty Craft Blog again with a tutorial how to make this quilt!






I have forever wanted to make a whole cloth quilt and couldn't think of anything better than beautiful Liberty fabric to make one with :-) I chose some of my favourite Liberty Tana lawns to work with since this quilt is all about the fabric. It's so soft and cosy it has quickly become our favourite 'snuggle up on the couch' quilt :-)

This is a fun, beginner friendly project for those new to quilting and a satisfying quick make for those more experienced.


If you've never made a quilt before and the prospect of making a ton of patchwork blocks seems a little daunting still, this would be a great quilt to start with!

Find out more here.


x Leila

9 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt. The great thing about the fabric is that it is 54 inches wide. And I can personally verify that Liberty Lawn positively repels cat fur!

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  2. What a great way to start off quilting, and you can never go wrong with Liberty - fabulous!

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  3. Beautiful - I tried to leave a comment on the Liberty blog, but it wasn't playing ball xxx

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  4. Really lovely quilt ~ especially with the Liberty fabrics! I've got to make one!

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  5. Hi Leila, we love this quilt! Is it possible to do the circular quilting with a normal home sewing machine? We were trying to work out how you'd feed the fabric through the middle of the machine when doing this part without it getting stuck. Thanks!

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    1. Yes, you can use a regular sewing machine to make this quilt. I use a pretty basic Pfaff machine with a regular harp size. The only fancy feature it has is the built in double feed. For most sewing machines you will need a walking foot to ensure an even feed of all layers of the quilt. A pair of quilting gloves can come in handy for machine quilting especially when your hands get tired or sore quickly.
      Feeding the bulk of the quilt through the small harp space can be a little tricky when quilting the middle of the quilt but not impossible! Some like to roll up the excess fabric, fold or just squish it all together so it fits through. You only need to keep the part you're actually quilting flat. As long as you have made sure your quilt 'sandwich' is basted properly you will be able to squish, roll or fold and reposition as much as needed. When quilting in the centre of your quilt you will need to stop and reposition all the excess fabric more frequently. This becomes easier as your quilting progresses towards the edges of the quilt. Be sure to keep your needle down when repositioning the quilt. It also helps if you can let the bulk of the quilt rest on the table, with all that repositioning you don't want to fight gravity as well ;-)
      I hope that helps!

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    2. That is a huge help, thank you for sharing your knowledge! We're looking forward to our first go at quilt making. Thanks again!

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    3. You are very welcome :-) I am looking forward to seeing your quilt!

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