CHRISTMAS BASICS SAWTOOTH QUILT
What You'll Need:
Note: You will need a variety of fabrics. Each block requires 26 cm of fabric. However, you must bare in mind that each block also requires 3 different fabrics.
- You will need a variety of 25 different Christmas fabrics.
- Binding fabric: 55 cm - cut at 2.5 inches and doubled over.
Finished size: 170 x 170cm
Step 1 - Before you cut! You will be cutting out 1 strip 5 inches wide and crosscutting 5 inch squares to make up 8 squares. With the next strip you will need to cut out 1 - 5 inch square first. Once you have cut your 5 inch square continue to cut 8 - 4 inch squares.
You will have:
- 8 - 5 x 5 inch squares
- 1 - 5 x 5 inch square
- 8 - 4 x 4 inch squares
Continue to cut all fabric.
Step 2 - With your 4 x 4 inch squares mark each one with a diagonal line across which will be your sewing line. It makes it much easier to mark all of these up first so you can concentrate on assembling each block.
Step 3 - Once all 4 x 4 inch squares are marked lay down your 5 inch square face up, place your first 4 x 4 inch square face down with your diagonal line facing in the right direction and sewing along the line. Trim to leaving a quarter inch seam and press the fabric back in place forming your first point. Repeat the process on the opposite side and you will have completed your first points for your block. Repeat this process 3 more times.
Step 4 - Once all of your points are assembled you can then put together your 9 squares to make up your block. One sewn together your square should measure approximately 13.25 x 13.25 inch finished. Set aside and continue making all 25 blocks.
Step 5 - Once all blocks have been assembled it is just a matter of sewing the block in strips of 5 first and then sewing each strip together to complete the Christmas quilt top.
Step 6 - Sandwich and quilt your quilt. When sandwiching your quilt always allow a good 10cm larger on each side of the quilt. Once quilted trim and bind.