How to Make a Cotbed Quilt for Beginners, Step 2: Preparing to Sew the Front of Your Quilt
Ok, so we have all of our materials ready for the main part of the quilt, the front.
You should have 64 5 x5″ squares of fabric.
It is time to lay out your quilt.
You need to lay out your squares in eight rows of eight squares as shown below.
This is harder than you first think. You need to try and avoid bunching up similar colours or patterns and it may take a good few attempts before you are happy with it.
This is mine. As you can see Mr B was supervising from above!
Once you are happy with your arrangement you need to start stacking your squares in rows.
We will call the top row Row 1 and number the squares 1 to 8 starting from the left.
You now need to stack your rows into individual piles. Start with row 1 and stack your squares with square 1 at the top and square 8 at the bottom.
Label this row and pin securely into a pile.
Repeat through rows 2-8 individually.
Now you are ready to begin sewing!
For this move on to Step 3: Sewing a row of squares.