Quick, Easy and Utterly Charming Bed Sized Quilt

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Use Jelly Rolls or Cut Strips – Either Way This Quilt is Remarkably Fast and Easy!

If you’re new to quilting, or just want to put something together quickly, bed sized quilts don’t come any easier than this. The pattern is “Summer in the Park”, which implies a light and airy look. But, vary the fabrics to produce a quilt suitable to any season or decor.

Jelly rolls make this quilt go very quickly, but you can also cut 2.5″ strips of your selected fabrics to use instead. The key to the pattern is to have good contrast between the background fabric and the scrappy strips.

In this video tutorial white background strips are alternated with strips from a jelly roll. The size of the finished quilt depends on how many blocks you use. If you get tired of making blocks, you can increase the size by adding borders.

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Sharon J. says on the Missouri Star Quilt Co. forum:

Make sure that you place the seam line mark of your ruler on the SEAM line of the tube and use the same ruler to cut out all your fabrics. If you starch your fabric before and during the process, you shouldn’t have any trouble with the bias edges. Use that Best Press or spray starch as often as you press. It makes a big big difference in how your blocks will behave on the bias cut.

We love how inspiring these variations are.


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Photo courtesy of DelawareQuilts.com

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Photo courtesy of MissouriQuiltCo.com

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Photo courtesy of Craftsy.com

Photo at the top of the page courtesy of zahavaquilters.blogspot.com.

If you’d like more instructions than the video provides, a pattern can be purchased here.



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