How to Make a Cotbed Quilt for Beginners, Step 3: Sewing an Individual Row of Squares

Feb 12, 2013 by

How to Make a Cotbed Quilt for Beginners, Step 3: Sewing an Individual Row of Squares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now we are ready to sew row 1 together.

Squares 1 and 2 How to Make a Cotbed Quilt for Beginners, Step 3: Sewing an Individual Row of Squares

 

Take squares 1 and 2 from row 1, the first two squares from the left. ┬áPlace ‘right sides up’, for us newbies that means the side you want facing outwards is uppermost.

right sides together How to Make a Cotbed Quilt for Beginners, Step 3: Sewing an Individual Row of Squares

Now place square 2 face down on top of square 1. This is called placing ‘right sides together’.

pin right sides together How to Make a Cotbed Quilt for Beginners, Step 3: Sewing an Individual Row of Squares

Now pin the right hand side of your squares together ready for sewing.

Half an inch seam allowance How to Make a Cotbed Quilt for Beginners, Step 3: Sewing an Individual Row of Squares

Align the right hand side of your fabric with the side of your presser foot as shown. This will give a 1/2″ seam allowance. It is important to maintain this throughout if your quilt is to remain neat.

Sew together remembering to backstitch a few stitches at the start and finish of each seam.

stitches How to Make a Cotbed Quilt for Beginners, Step 3: Sewing an Individual Row of Squares

It should look something like this.

First squares sewn How to Make a Cotbed Quilt for Beginners, Step 3: Sewing an Individual Row of Squares

When unfolded it should look something like this.Square 3 collage How to Make a Cotbed Quilt for Beginners, Step 3: Sewing an Individual Row of Squares

Next place square 3 on top of square 2, right sides together. Pin right hand sides together and sew, again lining up edges with your presser foot to give 1.2″ seam allowance.

Repeat for squares 4 to 8 until you have a complete row.

Row 1 complete and labelled How to Make a Cotbed Quilt for Beginners, Step 3: Sewing an Individual Row of Squares

Once finished, fold up your row with square 1 back on top and RE-LABEL IT! I cannot stress this enough. You will otherwise soon forget which row is which and which way up they were meant to be and then all that time you spent ensuring patterns didn’t clash when laying out your quilt will be wasted.

Repeat for rows 2-8.

Then go and pour yourself a nice glass of wine. You’ve earned it.

Up next, Step 4: Sewing your rows together.

4 Comments

  1. Those are some really good tips! Easy to remember too…looks like its going to be a very lovely quilt!

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