How to Make a Simple Quilt




Introduction: How to Make a Simple Quilt

About: Hi, i’m Neli. I’m a 29 yo graphic and web designer, illustrator. I studied English and Arts. I’m a contributing artist with Revista Comics and SportZed illustrated magazine, and a freelance graphic artist. ...

I made this quilt using recycled old sweaters and a towel, and an old blanket. 
I made this for my puppy Jack, so he can stop stealing my blanket. 

You can do this any size and colors you want, for puppies, your young kids, for yourself to cuddle with in front of the tv, smaller pieces for the seats or tables, anything you want.

What you need:
- old scraps of materials or what i used: 2 sweaters that shrunk in the washer, one older towel and one (green) blanket for the back.
- scissors
- needle and thread
- a sewing machine if you don't have the patience for hand sewing (mine just broke)

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Step 1: Cutting Your Fabrics

Chose your fabrics and cut them into squares or rectangles and line them up into the pattern you want to see at the end

I ordered them along my back piece, the green blanket. 

Step 2: Sew the Squares

I first pinned all the squares together, right side down. 
I then sewed them all together so that the patterns are on the outside and the back sews will face the inside of the blanket. 

This will go very much faster on a sewing machine. It took me about 4 hours by hand. 

Step 3: Test and Pin Sides Together

After sewing my squares i gave it to Jack for testing and after i got the approval, i went on to matching the two pieces on the quilt together.

The green blanket is my back, and the squares piece i put on top, right side up and sewing side on the inside. 

I pinned middle pieces together, and then the sides as a frame.
I folded the green blanket over the sides of my squares and pinned. 

Step 4: Sewing Everything

After everything was pinned down in place, i sew along the frame through both of the pieces of my quilt. Then i sew the middles of the quilt through both pieces. middle long side and middle wide side. 
This will be a lot better on a sewing machine because it's faster and more secure. 

Aaaand we're done!

That's it. Good luck

I hope you enjoy this, feel free to as anything that's unclear about how i explained it, i know i'm bad with words, but hopefully the pictures say everything. 

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    4 years ago

    I have a bunch of 15x15 embrodried squares. Do you sew these in the same fashion? How many in a row for queen size quilt? Do I reduce that amount if putting a row of material in-between these rows? Do you have any instructions on doing this. I have been working on these squares for 2 years, never done a quilt before, or sewn for that matter, and now I am ready to make this quilt! Yikes! Here goes nothing!! Any advice would be helpful. Thanks so much.

    That looks great! I have been wanting to get into making quilts. Thanks for this easy tutorial :)


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    you are most welcomed and i'd like to see a picture of the one you make, if you want to send me one ^.^. have fuuun