Temporary Foundation Removal OptionsEveryone sews foundation pieced quilts in a different way. While it's often best to leave temporary foundations in place as long as possible, you might find that quilts go together more accurately if you remove more foundations before you sew units into rows. Do what works for you.
Refer to page 1 for the quilt illustration if necessary.
- Arrange the Whirlwind quilt blocks into four rows of four blocks each. Shuffle them around until you are happy with the layout.
- Sew blocks in each row together. Remove foundations from seam allowances.
- Sew rows together and remove foundations from seam allowances. Press.
Add Quilt BordersIf foundations are still in place, your quilt is probably pretty square and accurate -- foundations help keep it from stretching out of shape as you work.
Do check measurements as described in my general border instructions.
- Use 2" wide strips for inner borders, adding all inner borders first. Press seam allowances towards the borders.
- Use 3-1/2" wide strips for outer borders. Press seam allowances towards the borders
Finish the Quilt
- Remove all temporary foundations.
- Mark for quilting if necessary. Sandwich the quilt with batting and backing. Quilt by hand or machine. Trim and square-up excess edges and sew binding strips around the quilt edges.