There are many ways on how you can make a quilt; I find the easiest and fastest way is by using the Applique technique.

Instead of the whole quilt being hundreds of measured pieces sewn together, use one sheet and sew your Applique pieces onto it.

Step 1: Things You Will Need;

1- Any size sheet of your choice of color. I always purchase mine from Fabricland and usually go for 2 meters. This size is perfect for Wall Art or for snuggling on the sofa with. The best kind of material to use is of course cotton, but I have used silk, linen and broadcloth for all my projects and they worked out fine. But the 2 meters of material for the top and bottom, should be cotton or something similar.

If you would like to have a bed size quilt, you can easily just buy sheets a store that sells them, and use that for your Appliqué project.

2- Another sheet for the bottom of your quilt. Try to get one the same size. The trick I use to finish my quilt is to make sure the bottom sheet is a little larger than the top quilt, because when you make the border around your quilt, you’re using the bottom sheet for that. It doesn’t have to be larger, you will just have to make sure when you start to Appliqué, you want it to stay within 5-10 inches from each side, so when you fold in your border, you don’t cover your art.

3 – Batting. It’s hard to find batting that is the exact size of my quilts. You can buy them by bed sizes. (Twin, Queen, or King). I always use the Twin size one and cut off the left over.

4 – Material. This is up to you. As far as measurements go, it all depends on what you are creating.

5 – Scissors, pencil/marker, pins – lots of pins, thread to match the color of your materials, cardboard if necessary for tracing your design and either a quilting table, or a quilting hoop. The quilting hoop is ideal for these size projects, and since I live in an apartment, I can’t have a large quilting table.
** You can use a sewing machine, but for these quilts I didn’t have one at the time, so everything is all hand quilted.

Thank you for a great explanation. I was looking online for a similar idea and really appreciate your tips and examples. Your quilts are beautiful!
Lovely quilts. The curling quilt is awesome, you must be Canadian!
Thanks! Is it that obvious?! :)

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