Quilt In Clarens
18 June to 21 June 2019

"If life throws you scraps, make a quilt"

Trip around the world

Quilt finished: 15" x 14"

You will learn to make this beautiful miniature quilt with ¾" blocks by cutting strips, stitch them together.  The design looks complicated but it is a simple technique which dates back many years ago.  The secret of this quilt lies in the use of fabric in contrasting colors. The same technique can be applied for a large quilt, simply by adjusting the width of the strips.  Once you understand this ridiculously simple technique, you are well on your way to making a large quilt. I will show you how to make a beautiful appliqué houses border nearly like mine or better!


7 X 12" (30 cm) different light to dark fabrics

2" (5 cm) X 70" light background fabric for the second border

7" X 50" fabric for first border

1¼" X 70" for binding

16" X 16" flannel (washed and ironed) or very thin batting

17" X 17" backing

± A4 size appliqué paper

1 bottle fray check (Bernina)

Neutral colored thread matches the fabric

Bobbin with the same thread

Rotary cutter, 12" ruler and mat

Sewing machine, ¼" foot and Universal 80/12 needle

Small ironing board and iron 

Electric cord, double plug and a two point plug if your machine requires it

My little quilt consists of:

  1. Red
  2. Charcoal
  3. Light grey
  4. Tan
  5. Tan check
  6. Tan flower
  7. White with blue dots