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Making the Quilt Sandwich

January 17, 2010

Ah, the lovely Quilt Sandwich. There are several different ways to make a quilt sandwich. Some people prefer the roll-up method that Oh, Fransson uses. This method is perfect for larger, more cumbersome quilts. Since we are making a smaller quilt, it is possible to position the layers without doing the roll-up method.We are simply going the lay each layer down flat. If you’ve never done this before, it’s similar to making up a bed. You’re going to gently lift each layer as you would a bed sheet. Then smooth out all of the wrinkles with your hands. It’s possible to kneel to the quilt if you need to. Just start at the center of the fabric and push the fabric/wrinkles out to the sides.

Making a quilt sandwich….

First, we lay the the backing fabric right side down. This means that the seams will be facing up. You want the fabric to be as flat a possible. Use Painters’ tape on each of the four corners to secure the backing fabric to the floor.

Next, we will center the batting over the backing fabric. This step doesn’t have to be exact. Just eye ball it.

The third step is centering the quilt top on the batting fabric. To do this, center the backing seams on the third rectangle from the top/bottom or about 5 in from the seam. If your seam allowance is slightly off,  feel free to adjust as needed.

The final step involves trimming the background fabric to be the same size as the batting.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Brandy permalink
    January 17, 2010 8:40 pm

    Thanks! :O)

    I’m new at this..I’m assuming we safety pin then?

  2. January 17, 2010 8:47 pm

    Hi Brandy!
    We’re going to safety pin the quilt sandwich about every 4 inches. The video is loading to Youtube now, but I think it still has an hour before it’s fully loaded and ready to go. As soon as it’s up, I’ll post it.

  3. October 26, 2010 12:58 pm

    my girlfriend actually likes satin Bed sheets instead of cotton bed sheets which i prefer much”-.

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