Postage Stamp Quilt
Gathering materials ready to start. I have one fat quarter of brushed cotton for the quilt backing and three long quarters for the top.
Sewing machine, ready to go.
Cut strips for the quilt top. Each strip is 1m by 5cm, and there are 3 strips of one fabric and 4 strips each of the other two.
Line up all the strips in the order to sew together. Any arrangement will do so long as it is symmetrical.
Sew strips with 1/4 inch seam.
You can just see on this that I marked the first strip with a line of tacking - so I don't get confused.
All the strips are now sewn together and I have ironed the seams open.
View of the right side and the tacking marking the first strip.
Now cut 5cm strips crosswise from the sewn-together strips. I need 20 altogether.
The piles of cut strips.
Sewing 10 of the strips together, offset by one square each time to form a kind of parallelogram. Then repeat with the other 10.
Stitch-rip across the parallelogram to form two identical triangles(ish).
The four sewn triangles and one extra patch for the center.
How they all fit together.
First sew the single patch to a big triangle.
Then add another big triangle.
Then the next one (extra view of my super-stylish slippers).
Then the last one, pressing the seams flat each time [back view].
Slice the spiky bits off and line the quilt up with the backing fabric.
Turn over the edges and pin.
Machine sew the pinned edges. Final result - front view.
Final result - back view.
Nice to hold.
Nice to snuggle in. Nice to sleep under.