So, as promised, here is my very first tutorial ever! As I said in yesterday's post, it's really very quick and easy.
Before we get down to business I'd like to clear up a few things. First, I came up with this idea one afternoon quite a while ago while trying to find something new to do with a layer cake. Is this an original idea? I can't say for sure that it is. There are probably similar ideas out there, I've just never seen or used them. This is simply my idea and how to do it. Second, it's my first tutorial and I'm quite a bit nervous to even be posting it since there are so many wonderful and talented quilting ladies out there with tons of tutorials and I kind of feel like what could i possibly do that is as great as their ideas? This morning after pep-talking myself for quite a while I decided I was being stupid and I really should just go ahead and share my idea. After all, I've already had a few people asking me how to make one of these quilts so obviously there's interest.
Now, let's get down to business. If anything isn't clear, please leave a comment and I'll answer all questions in the comment section.
For the tutorial, I'll be using a layer cake of 10 Little Things by Jenn Ski for Moda fabrics. For those of you that don't know what a layer cake is - it's a collection of 42 - 10" squares from one fabric collection. It's an excellent way to get all the fabrics from a collection without having to spend a lot of money on yardage.
|So, first you have to unwrap your lovely little layer cake.|
Now, once you are satisfied with your fabric layout, take a 4" rectangle and lay it RST (right-side together) on top of a 6" rectangle. You'll be sewing down the 10" length of the fabric. I like to chain-piece here. It's much faster and you use less thread. Feel free to use whatever method you're comfortable with though!
|Once all your seams are pressed you should have a stack that looks like this! Take this stack back to your cutting table. Yes, we are going to cut it again!|