How to Make an Easy Quilt!

November 28th, 2011

If you’ve ever wanted to make a quilt, but were a bit intimidated by the thought of all the piecing, quilting, etc., then you’re going to LOVE this episode of The DIY Dish! And would you believe us if we said you could make this in one night? It’s true! Take a look!

Here are a few more photos for inspiration!

Have a wonderful week everyone! If you try this project out, we’d love to see your photos! Be sure to post to our Facebook page and join the conversation.

Kim & Kris

  • Erin
    November 28, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    #1

    Awesome project, ladies! What a lovely gift for someone!

    Just wondering what you do around the edges to cover the two flannel layers and the batting. In the photo it looks like there’s a printed fabric border but I don’t think you mentioned that in your video.

  • Connie T
    November 28, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    #2

    Cozy Flannel…that is MY Kind of “Blanket”

  • Samina
    November 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    #3

    That looks so comfortable & snuggly. That’s my kind of quilt construction, too! I’ll be adding this to my to-do list, for sure.

  • Alison
    November 28, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    #4

    If you hurry today (11-28-2011) Joann.com has the flannel on sale for 1.99 a yard.

  • Ruby S.
    November 29, 2011 at 5:14 am
    #5

    I love this look cozy and warm, and easy too! Nice gift, for ME!
    Thank you ladies great idea!

  • November 29, 2011 at 8:47 am
    #6

    This is exactly the quick quilt project I was looking for! Great to make for holiday gift giving! You gals have done it again!! Loved seeing your cute faces!

  • Charlene
    November 29, 2011 at 10:45 am
    #7

    Just great ladies….good for the Alaska weather. I will visit JoAnn’s..

  • Dede
    November 29, 2011 at 11:10 am
    #8

    ADORABLE!!! Great project! Am also curious what you are recommending for binding the edges. Also, did you use white thread or contrasting thread in your bobbin? Thanks for the inspiration!

  • November 29, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    #9

    Another adorable project – I saw this quilt in the store the other day and it is so lovley and cozy. Great work you two.

  • Diana B
    November 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    #10

    Great project!! What did you use around the edges to bind the pieces together? You didn’t mention that part in your video.

  • Kathy E
    November 29, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    #11

    Loved the quilt! However, when you said to bind the edges, you totally lost me! As someone who has never quilted, I would have liked to see how you finished the project. I’m so enjoying your videos!!!

  • November 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    #12

    Thanks for another fast project. Just where do you gals get your grat project ideas.. LOL I guess it is true that two heads are better than one. Love the episodes

  • Alice
    November 29, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    #13

    I love your quilt and it seems so easy to make. Think I will try making two for the twin girls my daughter is having. Your episodes continue to make sewing more fun than ever.

  • Joni
    November 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    #14

    I will definitely try this. I’ve been looking for a new idea. Thanks!

  • November 29, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    #15

    Great tutorial/video and I am looking forward to making many fun quilts. Thanks.

  • Kristi Young
    November 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    #16

    Cute Quilt! How did you close the quilt?

  • November 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    #17

    I’ve always wanted to make a quilt,, I would love to try this. What do you think the cost of this quilt would be?

  • christine c
    November 29, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    #18

    This looks really easy, but I wish you had shown the binding too, as I always get flustered on that part and you two probably know a few tricks that would make it easier.

  • Marietta
    November 29, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    #19

    Enjoying every one of your video how-to-do-its. Keep em coming

    Florida

  • November 29, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    #20

    I think credit needs to go to YoYo Mama Quilt designs for this awesome quilt. I taught this quilt a couple of years ago at our local quilt shop using her pattern. She has some other really cute patterns out also. One that is called the Vintage Circle, same concept only it gives you a circle design.

  • November 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    #21

    I love this idea! And am totally into polka dots right now. If you switched the squares to circles, would you stitch through the circle in the center like an X or sitch around each one? I’m wondering if just an X would hold it securely enough or if the circules would curl when washed.

  • barbara
    November 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    #22

    how did you bind it

  • Patsy
    November 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    #23

    For those of you newbies, just go to youtube and type in binding a quilt. You will find many videos that will walk you through that part. Some better than others of course…

  • Anita
    November 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    #24

    I have matching flannel in my stash that would be perfect for this quilt. Terrific idea!!!

  • Heather H
    November 29, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    #25

    I love this! Thanks for sharing…I’m starting mine today!

  • November 29, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    #26

    PLEASE share the maker of your water marker. I haven’t had any luck with ANY marker yet on my fabrics. GREAT idea for this quilt. Can’t wait to try one

  • November 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    #27

    Hi Shannon! Thanks for letting us know about Yo Yo Mama! We hadn’t seen her items before, so it was fun to take a look. This is a technique that we were taught several years ago from a shop owner. Then we were excited to see it being displayed throughout booths at quilt market. It’s definitely a great technique for the popular frayed look that people are enjoying. We appreciate you letting us know about her quilts.

    Kim

  • November 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm
    #28

    For those interested in a binding tutorial, we have a 2-part tutorial found at YouCanMakeThis.com. Here is a link to some of those quilting articles, with binding being 2 of them. Hope that helps! http://youcanmakethis.com/articles/quilting.htm

  • November 29, 2011 at 7:44 pm
    #29

    Hi Shannon Young! We LOVE these Frixion pens and is what Kris used on the show:
    http://www.mygirlfriendsquiltshoppe.com/Frixion-Ball-Pen-in-Black_p_477.html

    It disappears with the heat of your iron. Fantastic stuff. Thanks!

  • Linda King
    November 29, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    #30

    Very Nice! It’s a great way to use your scraps.

  • November 29, 2011 at 9:17 pm
    #31

    This is great for someone like me

  • Sue
    November 29, 2011 at 10:50 pm
    #32

    I started this quilt. Having to put it down for a few days, the squares continually fell off! It was so discouraging. Then I pinned them. The pins scraped my hands. So next I safety pinned the fabric. I also used cotton and a thicker batt. I have been so discouraged that it has sat there for 6 months. My suggestion would be to not use a thicker batt, do it right when you have glued and don’t worry so much about square placement. Mine is crib size and more squares. It took two and a half hours to glue! So make it simple and allow plenty of time. I love this quilt! I just won’t try to change it up so much next time.

  • November 29, 2011 at 11:57 pm
    #33

    I discovered your blog recently, and I have to say WOW ! Your projects are great and the videos so friendly. I always wanted to make a quilt, but it’s a lot of work (that’s why it’s beautiful) and I don’t have much time with my kids and my job, but I really want to try your method… Thanks for sharing with us ! :D

  • Edie Fagg
    November 29, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    #34

    What a great idea. So fast. I can hardly wait to try one.

  • merry
    November 30, 2011 at 12:00 am
    #35

    love it…I will have to try this…thanks sew much!

  • Sherrill Taylor
    November 30, 2011 at 2:11 am
    #36

    The show went so fast on Episode 9, Simple Quilt, I didn’t write down how much Fabric and measurements.
    Can someone send me a list of materials ??

  • Janelle
    November 30, 2011 at 2:12 am
    #37

    Another inspiring video from you two! Question…if I wanted to make this for my daughters double bed how would I go about making it larger? Just piece together one yard cuts to desired width and length?? Or is there a special kind of fabric I would need to use to make it one solid piece? Was all that clear as mud? LOL thanks so much guys!

  • Ellie
    November 30, 2011 at 3:08 am
    #38

    Could this be made with cotton instead of flannel?

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    #39

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  • sewbusy
    November 30, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    #40

    a printable instruction sheet would be a GREAT addition to the projects posted!

    also, did she mention prewashing her fabrics? Flannel has a reputation for SHRINKING and different flannels may shrink at different proportions.

    I think this would make a great baby gift!!!

    thanks -you have served creativity once again

  • katie
    November 30, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    #41

    What are the measurements of the other quilt hanging on the back of the couch? This is such a great idea and I would love to make the bigger one. Thanks.

  • November 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    #42

    What an easy quilt project for someone just starting out…. This is a definite to try on my list… Thanks Kim and Kris as always you rock.

  • November 30, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    #43

    Hi Ellie! Yes, we’ve made this out of cotton as well. Looks great!

    Katie – The measurements of the quilt on the couch is 62×41.

    Have a nice day everyone!
    Kim

  • Aspen
    December 1, 2011 at 4:13 am
    #44

    I think that it would look cute if instead of a white background you do like a black, and then with pink themed squares for a little girl. I really do appreciate all that you share with us. Thanks.

  • Glenda
    December 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm
    #45

    Did you wash the flannel before you sewed it all together?

  • Destiny
    December 2, 2011 at 6:00 am
    #46

    Hi! I’m new to sewing so my apologies if this is a dumb question. I really want to try this instead of a different ragged quilt I had in mind but I’m not sure how to make it bigger? This was asked by Janelle above, but I didn’t see a response…. Thanks so much!

  • Diana
    December 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    #47

    OMgoodness !!! Thanks for the easy idea for sure !~ this will come in handy for all sorts of occassions !! thank you !! You ladies ROCK !!

  • Kirstie
    December 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    #48

    I love this quilt idea. I wish you would have shown how to do the finished edge!

  • Sharleen
    December 3, 2011 at 10:39 am
    #49

    Love this, have made several. I will tell you how to bind one side, then its just a matter of repeating the steps on the other 3 sides. Measure through the middle of your quilt, lengthwise, cut this measurement for the length and 2″ wide. You can double the fabric for a more durable binding. Wrong sides together fold in half/press. Incase the edge of the quilt in the folded binding, using a 1/2″ seam stitch down. Repeat for all 4 sides, doing the sides first. Measure again through the center of the quilt (width) for the top and bottom measurement. (this squares the quilt up) repeat the binding steps. Snip the raw edges if you like, but by washing; it will fray like the raw squares.

  • December 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    #50

    Love this idea for a quick baby quilt!

  • Sheena
    December 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    #51

    Very Neat! I cant wait to try….please tell how to make a bigger one.

  • Amy
    December 4, 2011 at 10:41 pm
    #52

    I also would like to know how to make it larger!

  • December 5, 2011 at 2:29 am
    #53

    Hi – just loved this blanket idea..the best yet..can you use a polyester fibre fill for the batting or would you use something else? – eg warm and natural thanks Karen

  • Kathy Kauth
    December 5, 2011 at 3:49 am
    #54

    This would be a great project for church groups too to make for shut ins or the less fortunate too, they could be made into lap quilts for people in wheelchairs too, great idea. Thank you

  • Mindy
    December 5, 2011 at 3:51 am
    #55

    I have tried to pull up the tutorial but it’s not letting me. Is there anyway you could email me the link? Thanks :)

  • daisy
    December 6, 2011 at 12:06 am
    #56

    yeah, every baby needs a quilt that is shedding huge blobs of fraying thread.. perfect for choking. You may want to rethink that recommendation ladies..

  • kristin o
    December 7, 2011 at 2:35 am
    #57

    I see that several people have asked, but I dont see a response. Do you have a video or directions on the binding?

  • Bernice
    December 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    #58

    Need help on how to do binding.

  • Sarah
    December 9, 2011 at 4:32 am
    #59

    this is a great little quilt! My 8-year old daughter and I are making it as our first sewing project together, but we ended up only using 36 squares, when I can see you had 49. Our piece is 36×36, our squares are 3.5, and our grid is 4.5–what on earth did we do wrong?

  • Sarah
    December 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    #60

    Nevermind, figured it out. We just have to make the first grid line at 2.25 instead. A little inconsistent, but otherwise a great tutorial.

  • Carleen
    December 16, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    #61

    I love this and plan to make these after the holidays with the grand kids! Thanks.

  • December 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    #62

    I did this and got it done in a day!! It turned out perfect for a quick Christmas gift this weekend, thank you so very much!!!

  • Erin
    December 22, 2011 at 3:03 am
    #63

    I love this idea & know the basics of sewing so I thought I would give it a try. I wish the binding info was included in the video. I have never quilted before this is a little tougher than I initially thought.

  • Ella
    December 23, 2011 at 10:11 pm
    #64

    I have off white muslin squares I cut to do a guest book quilt for my wedding, at the time I didn’t mark anything to have a seam allowance so some of my guests marked all the way too the edge. Do you think I could use this method to finally finish my guest book quilt (two years later)? I was thinking of using dark brown and a light purple (wedding colors) instead of the two pieces of white flannel. The size of the quilt would end up being about the same size as the one completed in the tutorial and would not be used for bedding but maybe as a wall hanging. Any opinions? Thanks!

  • Heather
    December 28, 2011 at 2:06 am
    #65

    To those asking about binding, u may try a self binding on this one.
    Your bottom fabric would need to be 2-4 inches wider than the top all the way around
    the quilt. Then you would it over once, press, then once more to get a clean
    Edge, then sew down. Here is a link with a better explanation..

    http://www.all-about-quilts.com/self-binding.html

    Or get binding tape (or make your own) & use that.
    With this stile you could even leave the edges raw on your binding..

    Hope this helped..
    Also they say you can make a bigger quilt, use their measurements & divied it into the size you want & that should get you going on how much fabric u need.
    Good luck and enjoy your sewing time.. :)

  • Dana
    December 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    #66

    you talked about some sort of spray to keep the two pieces together?? what is that and how do you do it?
    so excited to make this! thank you!

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    #67

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  • Kristine
    January 14, 2012 at 3:08 am
    #68

    I absolutely LOVE this and can’t wait to make one. My only glitch is, you never showed how to finish the edges ;-( Will you please respond ASAP I want to make one for a baby shower gift , OMG I just love it! I can’t wait to get started!

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    #69

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  • Kristine B
    February 25, 2012 at 4:15 am
    #70

    LOVE this idea! Very excited to try it. But I’m like a few of the other ladies who have commented..how did you do the edges? This will be my first quilt.

  • Sara Barberio
    March 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    #71

    I would like to make this quilt in a King size. How much fabric do I need?

  • Serena
    March 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    #72

    Love this fun, quick idea!!

  • linda
    March 31, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    #73

    loved the hooded beach towel tutorial. i learned so much. am making these for my granddaughter’s birthday and for all her guests. thank you.

  • Sheri
    April 10, 2012 at 2:44 am
    #74

    Have you made this twin size or larger? Want to make quilts for camper bunks.

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    #76

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    #77

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  • June 26, 2012 at 6:02 am
    #78

    how do you enlarge this quilt? wondrful project that i think i can do. (beginner quilter)

  • Cindy
    June 29, 2012 at 10:29 am
    #79

    I absolutely loved this quilt idea. I made mine to look like a watermelon! I can hardly wait to make another one as a gift! Thnaks for sharing the tutorial! It was great!

  • Cindy
    June 29, 2012 at 10:30 am
    #80

    Check out my quilt at http://simply-Cindy.blogspot.com

  • Justine
    July 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    #81

    Im working on this now. To answer some questions about making it larger, I just used a sheet for the top and bottom pieces (what ever size you want your quilt) I have a fun cream and beige zebra print for the top and then a plain cream one that I picked up for under $10 at Walmart for the bottom. Its coming together nicely!

  • Joanne
    August 24, 2012 at 1:20 am
    #82

    What a great tutorial, I am going to joannes this weekend and getting flannel,Im thinking maybe a colored flannel. Is it better with the flannel or cotton squares.You guys are the best

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  • Kathy
    September 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    #84

    Love this project…I am going to try one and if as easy as everyone says this will be my Xmas presents this year . Everyone needs a Comfy blanket here in new York. I also would love to get the episode 9 for hooded towels. Thank for great projects and any help on hooded towels. Kathy

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    #85

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  • Verdeene Shepherd
    September 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    #87

    Would have like to see how you did the seams that ran in the middle of the quilt. How did you handle all the fabric going through the machine?

  • gdluper
    September 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm
    #88

    really cute idea. just curious, are you twins?

  • Jo Ann Piceynski
    October 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    #89

    I really want to make this quilt but i need a pattern. What are the measurements for king size? How do I figure what size are the blocks? Please answer as many do not. I really enjoy Kriss & Kim’s tutorials. I have made several of the purses they showed. Looking forward hearing from you, Jo Ann

  • Lorri
    October 10, 2012 at 1:16 am
    #90

    I am curious when you finish sewing a row and snip the thread, what do you do with the thread ends? Just tie them off on the top and then again on the bottom? Silly question I know but I am very new to this!

  • Deb
    November 5, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    #91

    Lorri, if you back stitch at the beginning and end of each row you can just clip your threads. I too am interested in making larger sizes. This is an excellent tutorial, but should include those dimensions.

  • andrea riggins
    November 10, 2012 at 1:04 am
    #92

    I’m assuming that you use any binding bias tape color or pattern of your choosing to bind the quilt with. And a question are you any relation to the Osmonds,you sure resemble Marie Osmond? just curious ,lol! great way to do quilts,too. Love your video. thanks

  • Deb
    November 11, 2012 at 1:47 am
    #93

    I don’t know what I did wrong here! I have (2) 36×36 panels, (50) 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 squares and I made my grids at 4 1/2 but I only have room for 36 squares and it looks like you have 49. Anyone know where I made my mistake. I will definitely do this again but with pins instead of glue stick it didn’t hold and I think my batting was a little to thick. Loved your video.

  • Denise
    November 13, 2012 at 11:39 am
    #94

    I have never quilted. My son passed away and I have 3 grandkids. One boy who is 13 and twin grandaughters who are 11. I have alot of his shirts and I would like to use them in the guilts for the kids. Pockets, sleeves and the buttons….along with squares of the fabric. Would this type of quilt be suitable to do this or am I crazy to try this? Please get back to me, it seems so quick to do after you have everything cut and lines made! help please! Thank you!

  • Tere
    November 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    #95

    In the throws of making this quilt (first one, first time ever). It’s been so much fun for a complete novice who could never make head nor tail of a sewing pattern. I’m at the binding stage and have watched a couple videos on the process so will wing it and do it my way. Did I mention how quick it is to make. Had it all cut out and sewn together (minus the binding) in an afternoon. It looks so stylish. Thanks

  • Marcie
    November 26, 2012 at 12:34 am
    #96

    I am also starting this wonderful project but I’m going big…Queen size… Love Love Love the frayed edges. Gives it such a comply look. I chose fabrics light and pink and delicate for a chabby chic appearance…Thank you and wish me luck ….

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    #97

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  • Margi
    December 7, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    #98

    can someone send me the instructions for this quilt? I cannot open or see the video. Thank you! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

  • Margi
    December 7, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    #99

    could someone please provide me with the directions to this quilt? I cannot see the video..Love this and want to make it, NOW!

  • Cynthia
    December 8, 2012 at 9:46 am
    #100

    I like her she is bubbly and nice but I do not like this tutorial because she could have had someone get closer to what she was sewing so you could actually see the project being made not so much of her sewing from a distance. I have seen other videos like on the DIY one and it got right up close and you could see each step by step. I am dyslexic and still have to figure out how she was sewing them together.

  • Cynthia
    December 8, 2012 at 9:51 am
    #101

    Oh and my comment was for the Missouri Quilt company Jelly Roll strip quilt

  • Margi
    December 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    #102

    I am not able to see the video and/or instructions for making this wonderful quilt. Can you please direct me to a link where I can get the instructions? Thanks for sharing this delightful gift idea…

  • Suzanne Lytle
    December 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    #103

    I made your quilt in a queen-size for my son for Christmas. While I am an experienced sewer, I have not made many quilts. I followed your video and the quilt turned out fabulous. I knew the queen-size would take longer than an evening; it actually took me about 50 hours and was squeezed in between work, grandkids, home etc., but it was well worth it. I was hand-sewing the binding in the car on the way to visit my family who live three hours away two days before Christmas, but did finish it on time. Thank you so much for sharing your skills with those of us who need the demo.
    Suzanne

  • Barb
    December 30, 2012 at 12:59 am
    #104

    I wish they would show how they sewed the middle of the quilt. How does that fit in your machine? Does anyone know?

  • Layna
    January 3, 2013 at 10:44 pm
    #105

    You girls are soo cute ! and smiley – just makes me happy to watch and listen! I love this easy way to make a quilt. Mine tend to take too long , so i dont keep at it. i need some simpler quick ones. This will be a great help! Can I really use other materials??? like the cotton? and maybe a darker color for the ‘back’? I’m excited to do one!

  • Megan
    January 7, 2013 at 12:38 am
    #106

    I would like to know the demeans ions for a twin quilt. I have never made a quilt before but want to make this for a twin bed. Can u provide more instruction?

  • Sophie
    January 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    #107

    Don’t like the look at all. It looks way too frayed. It won’t last.

  • sandy
    January 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm
    #108

    where is the pattern ??

  • Pat
    January 16, 2013 at 12:06 pm
    #109

    Are there any written directions.

  • Julie Coleman
    January 16, 2013 at 8:09 pm
    #110

    Thank you! There were several tips in the video that will help me be able to quilt again. I have RA and my hands are greatly affected. I am unable to sit there and pin fabric together anymore. I am looking forward to getting back to sewing again! I will post pictures when I get one done!

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    #111

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  • Karla
    January 31, 2013 at 6:01 pm
    #112

    I just picked up my flannel, but I do have a question. I could only find 44″ wide flannel and I’m making this for a friend who is about 6’4″. So I have to piece together the front and back. And I keep reading that it’s best to prewash fabric. My question is: should I wash the flannel before I piece it together or should I piece it together with a little overage and the wash it?

  • Marty Marsh
    February 7, 2013 at 2:33 am
    #113

    I absolutely love your website.
    I love your quilt but have a couple questions.
    - how do you finish the edge, please send me instructions.
    - how would you make a larger quilt?

    Thank you!
    Marty

  • Marty Marsh
    February 7, 2013 at 2:35 am
    #114

    I absolutely love your website.
    I love your quilt but have a couple questions.
    – how do you finish the edge, please send me instructions.
    – how would you make a larger quilt?

    Thank you!
    Marty

  • February 15, 2013 at 10:36 pm
    #115

    I am going to try this using muslin and cotton fabrics, can’t wait to get started. Thanks for the idea, but would really liked to have seen how to bind the quilt…

  • Mary
    February 17, 2013 at 2:02 am
    #116

    I’ve been looking for an easy quilt. How do you do the edge?
    Thank you

  • Jennifer
    February 25, 2013 at 9:25 pm
    #117

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