Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bacis Quilt Sizes, Piecing - How to Quilt Part TWO with The Quilt Ladies

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The Quilt Ladies teach you how to quilt.

2) Basic Information - Square and Triangle Piecing
Standard Cut Sizes of Fabric
Fat Quarter – 18” x 22”
Fat Eighth – 9” x 22”
Fat Sixteenth – 4 ½” x 22”

1 Yards is 36” x 44-45 ”(width may be different per fabric company)

Standard Mattress Sizes
Crib – 23’ x 46’ or 28” x 52”
Twin Single – 39” x 75”
Double/Full – 54” x 75”
Queen – 60” x 80”
King – 76” x 80” or 78” x 80”

Standard Batting Sizes
Crib Size – 45’ x 60”
Twin – 72” x 90”
Double/Full – 81” x 96”
Queen – 90” x 108”
King 120” x 120”

There are MANY ways to piece quilt blocks, I'm sharing the way I like to do it.
Squares 
Cut 2 – 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares the same size (finished size of square plus 1/2 inch)
Good to good Fabric
¼ inch seam allowance, sew
Trim threads
Open and Press to the dark  - My How to do this
how to quilt with The Quilt Ladies
Triangles
Cut 2- 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” Squares
(finished size plus 7/8”)
Good to good fabric, with a pencil draw a line corner to corner, this is
The line you measure your ¼” seam allowance from
Sew from edge to edge use a ¼” seam
Cut in half on the pencil line, trim threads
Open and press to the dark fabric,
There will be 2 blocks - My How to do this

Cutting Chart for Half-Square Triangles
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