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Project: Hourglass Mini Quilt

By Sandra Johnson

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Recycle used denim into a quilt that you can use as a table mat or wall hanging. Don’t have denim jeans to use? Shop your local thrift store!

 

Supplies:

Fabric A — denim from old jeans – light colored

Fabric B — denim from old jeans – dark colored

27” x 24” fabric for back of quilt

27” x 24” batting

1/8 yard fabric for binding

#8 Perle cotton in your choice of color

 

OLFA tools:

Splash 45mm Rotary Cutter Quick Change, Navy (RTY-2C/NBL)

Splash Navy 24″ x 36″ Double-Sided Rotary Mat (RM-MG/NBL)

6″ x 24″ Frosted Acrylic Ruler (QR-6X24)

5″ Precision Smooth Edge Scissors (SCS-4) 

 

Block Size: 5” finished

Cutting directions:

Cut 10 – 6 ¼” x 6 ¼” from Fabric A

Cut 10 — 6 ¼” x 6 ¼” from Fabric B

Cut 3 – 1 ½” x width of fabric for binding

 

Sewing the Hourglass quilt:

  1. With right sides together, place Fabric A and B squares together, aligning raw edges.
  2. With a pencil or marker, draw a diagonal line from one corner to the other.
  3. On either side of the line, draw another line ¼” from the center line. 
  4. Stitch on the lines on either side of the center line.
  5. Cut apart on the center line. Press the seams open. You will have two squares. 
  6. Place the two squares, one on top of the other, with right sides together.
  7. Repeating as above, draw a diagonal line from one corner to the other. Then draw an addition line on either side of the center line ¼” away.
  8. Stitch down each line and cut down the center line. Press the seams open. Make 20 blocks.
  9. After all the blocks are sewn, arrange the blocks 5 across and 4 down.
  10. Stitch the blocks together with a ¼” seam allowance. Stitch the horizontal rows first and then the vertical rows.
  11. Baste all three layers together and hand quilt with perle cotton or machine quilt.
  12. Trim and square up the quilt top.
  13. Stitch binding strips together. Add binding to all four sides in the traditional manner.

 

 

You can follow Sandra online at:

Instagram: @sandrajohnsondesigns

Website: sandrajohnsondesigns.com

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