Hello! Welcome to Daydreams of Quilts! Today I would like to share with you a free tutorial to make the quilt I am calling "The Cogs and Wheels" quilt. Find out how to get a free PDF download of this tutorial at the bottom of this post. Okay, let's get started!
|Cogs and Wheels Quilt by Daydreams of Quilts|
Pattern Notes: This quilt tutorial makes a 68 x 68 inch
quilt. All seams are ¼”. Press as directed.
4 charm packs or 104 x 4 ½” squares + 48 light 4 ½” squares
2 yards of background fabric (coral red in the sample quilt)
1/2 yard of binding fabric
4 yards of backing fabric
2 yards of 96” wide batting
Trim all charms to 4 ½”.
Separate 48 light charms from the charm packs (trim to 4 ½”) and draw a
diagonal line across the back.
Cut 12 – 12 ½” squares from coral background fabric.
Cut 13 – 4 ½” squares from coral background fabric.
Cut 8 – 4 ½” by width of fabric strips from border fabric.
Cut 7 – 2 ½” by width of fabric strips from binding fabric.
Sew four light 4 ½” squares to the four corners of a 12 ½”
background square. Sew on the drawn line, trim a ¼” from the line and press
towards the corner.
Tip: Save the off cuts to make a matching
half-square-triangle pillow cover later on!
Sew 13 nine patch blocks. Choose 8 –
4 ½” squares and one background square. Layout the nine patch with the
background square in the centre. Sew the squares into three rows of three.
Press seams in opposite directions. Sew the three rows
together and press seams from top to bottom.
out the quilt top following the quilt layout diagram. Make 5
rows of 5 blocks. Press seams in opposite directions the same as we did in the
nine patch blocks. Sew the 5 rows together and press from top to bottom. Sew
the border strips into four sets of two pieced end to end. Attach the borders
to the side of the quilt. Trim excess fabric from the ends and then attach
borders to the top and bottom of the quilt. Press towards the borders.
|Quilt Layout Diagram|
When the quilt top is finished
make your backing by cutting the 4 yards in half to have two 2 yard pieces.
Trim selvages off and piece the two pieces together with a long vertical seam.
Make a quilt sandwich by layering
the quilt top on top face up, batting in the middle and backing on the bottom
face down. Pin or spray baste the quilt. Quilt as desired. Trim the edges.
Sew the 7 binding strips
end-to-end with biased seams. Trim ¼” from the seam and
press. Fold the long binding strip in half lengthwise and press. Attach the
binding to the front of the quilt with ¼” seam, fold to the back and hand sew to
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I free mtion quilted this quilt with circles on strings to mimic the pattern in the background fabric. I also quilted the feathers in the border.