Step 5: Join the Rows to Make the Quilt Top

Press each and every seam.  On the charm rows press the seams towards the sashing rectangles and on the cornerstone rows press the seams towards the cornerstones.  Alternating the direction you press the seams will help with the alignment of the rows in the next stage.

Take a cornerstone row and sew it to the top your A row.  As you get to each seam make sure the underneath seam is pointing in the opposite direction, if necessary stop about 1/2" before the seam, make sure the needle is down (in the fabric) and then lift the presser foot and use your finger or a small tool to sweep the seam in the correct direction.  Then put the presser foot down again before you continue sewing.

Repeat with your rows B to G.  You will have one cornerstone row left over - this goes onto the bottom of row G.

Now sew your rows together in the correct order until they are all assembled into one piece.  Now press all your seams - you can alternate the direction or have them all pointing the same way - it is entirely your choice.

Lay your completed quilt top out and admire it - you have completed the first stage! Well done!
Beautiful work, as always
Thank you.
<p>fantastic instructions and pictures !</p><p>Great for beginners!!</p>
very nice colors
Fantastic tutorial! Very detailed with lots of great pics ~ gives me the courage to try to make one myself &amp; I've never quilted ;) <br> <br>Thanks for the great 'ible! <br> <br>Beth
<br> It iz really very usefull and hlovely Lizzy !!! I need quickly a new baby lol !!!
I love your quilt! Such a cute design and so many fun colors!
Thanks, though the colours are really down to what is in the charm pack. There are some great design lines out there to use.
I love that you used fleece for the backing!
Thanks Jessy.<br><br>I like using fleece on these because not only is it warm and lightweight, but it also washes and dries easily, which (from experience) I consider to be an important feature for baby items.

About This Instructable




Bio: Wife of one, mother of three & now a grandmother too! I enjoy making things and cooking edible things and eating them. aka on IRC as ... More »
More by lizzyastro:How to Make a Reversible Quilted Coffee Cosy Quilting Basics : 4 Patch Block Travel Case for phone, passport & ebook 
Add instructable to: