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Easy Horizontal Strippy Quilt Pattern

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Make the Strippy Quilt Top
quilt pattern

Arrange the Squares and Rectangles to Form the Quilt Top

© Janet Wickell
  1. Arrange the squares and rectangles in vertical rows as shown. Step back and view the layout from a distance to make sure the patches are where you want them to be.

  2. You can sew the patches together in vertical rows as shown here, and then join the rows. If you do that, press seam allowances in adjoining rows in opposite directions before sewing rows side by side.

    An alternative is to sew the groups into block-like units, in a similar was as shown for the sixteen-patch scrappy quilt blocks. And then join the "blocks." Grouping units in this way can help avoid stretch.

Add Borders

Use my straight border instructions to measure and sew borders, one at a time. If you are a beginner, don't be tempted to measure the length along quilt sides -- they might be skewed. Borders offer an opportunity to square-up a quilt.

  1. Sew the inner border from 2" wide light strips.

  2. Sew the outer border from 3" wide dark strips.

Finish the Quilt

Backing:

Batting:

  • About 50" x 56"

Binding:

Finish the Quilt

Mark for quilting if necessary. Sandwich the quilt with batting and backing. Quilt by hand or machine quilt. Trim and square-up excess edges and sew binding strips around the quilt's edges.
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