a thick yet super soft home-dec weight fabric that I found from Joanne © 2016 Quilting in the Rain | All Rights Reserved. Quilt Batting. Happy Quilting. The coolest quilt would be the one without any batting. Amanda from Broadcloth Studio shares 3 Ways To Finish Your Quilt by Hand (besides a running stitch). How very pretty! Quilt Binding Tutorial. Lay the top on the batting so all edges match evenly. May 27, 2019 admin. Make sure that each corner of the piece is flat and forms a perfect corner. Next, you will need to prepare your batting (also known as wadding in the UK and Australia). I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. made a thick and heavy blanket so no batting was needed. in 55-60″ widths so little to no preparation is need for the backing, depending on the size of the quilt you make. Thanks Peggy for the tip on getting square corners. To start there is no binding on the finished piece. See my Cool Tool Thursday post for a review of That Purple Thang that I used to help turn this piece right-side out. This is beautiful, and the latte coloured chenille is so different, makes it all looks so snuggly. Reply. I had a handful of question on facebook on how I made this no-batting quilt, so here’s the scoop! Reply. In addition, instead of machine quilting I simply tied this quilt using yarn. Instead the piece has been sewn together, all three layers then flipped so that everything is right side out and the opening that was left is sewn together by hand. Instead of making binding for the quilt, I assembled the quilt top to February 26, 2014 at 12:48 pm. Check the batting label to see how densely you need to machine-quilt your quilt. Step 4- Stitching the Seam. Putting It All Together. Remember to keep the can 12" from the batting as you sweep side to side, covering well with spray. In this article, we will learn how to baste a quilt using 4 … T-shirts can be heavy, so a thin 100% cotton batting will keep weight down if that's a concern. The result is a super soft and heavy quilt. February 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm. To quilt your fabric properly, you need to baste it first. So you’ve finished piecing your quilt top — woohoo! So… Low loft means thin, light-weight batting. Center the quilted (or unquilted) top+batting over the backing, right sides together. Then the quilting is done. A plus about buying home-dec fabrics is they’re typically sold Your email address will not be published. Leave the batting out completely. That can get warm. I love to sew on bindings; stitch on by machine the first go around and then do my hand stitching, which I love! Center your quilt top on the batting and make sure that your blocks are lined up straight; pin in place. If you’ve made a … I wanted to share this lovely quilt I made for my mom’s birthday. Location: Illinois. 3. The backing is another 2” on each side, adding another 4” to the batting size (and 8” to the pieced top size) so it is 48” x 68”. Thank you for sharing this. Spray the batting with spray baste. Or in other words, I I do love the home dec fabrics due to their size. beautiful quilt the chenille border makes it look stunning. Thank so much. First, you’ll cut the backing 4” to 6” longer and wider than the quilt top. I'd like to know what fabric line the large flower print is a part of? In some cases (such as that of a quilt made with blue jeans), tying is the only way you will be able to finish it. Replace the quilt top down on the batting, smoothing it out from the center to the edges. Then I turned the quilt right side out through Adding 'quilting' without a batting falls more into the category of machine embroidery. For the backing I used *GASP* I know. Lynne Tilley April 21, 2014 at 12:09 am # I really do love this quilt and the whole way you put it together. Here goes! Flip the binding to the back of the quilt so that the binding does NOT show at all on the front of the quilt. Final Step- … Spread the batting over it, smoothing out any wrinkles. This is a very simple and quick finish. Your batting will be 2” longer and wider on each side, so adding 4” to each measure makes your batting size 44” x 64”. Step #4 After you have taken a stitch leave a 2-3″ tail and tie a knot. It`s absolutely stunning.Thanks for the tip and sure I`ll try it!! Use Quilting for Machine Embroidery Your purpose is to enhance the surface of your quilt top. If you are merely trying to disguise or hide your quilting stitches by putting a false back onto your quilt, I'll address that, too, further down the page. You can quilt it the two layers of pieced top and back if you choose, but there is no loft to the quilt without the batting. It works best with flannel cotton which is slightly heavier than regular quilting cotton. When sewing stop a ¼″ from the corner leaving the needle in the down position, pivot and sew down the other side. Hand sew the opening closed. Replies. followed the link from linkedin — nice tutorial! Join Date: Jul 2014. Join Jennifer and the Sarnia Quilters Guild in Sarnia, Ontario and follow along as Jennifer takes you through the fascinating journey that has resulted in so many wonderful quilts. I used mostly home decorator-weight fabric which Generally, not so much. This method can be used on any size of quilt though with great success. Put one of your quilted stacks wrong side up on your work surface. Have missed your post too looooong inbetween posts. However, if I were doing a summer-weight quilt, I wouldn't use flannel for the back. Finishing A Quilt Part 2- Adding Batting and Backing - YouTube So those of you who are new, I’m going to suggest more of the cottons because they are easier on your body while you’re learning your rhythm. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. took the quilt top and my backing fabric and with right sides facing It is a beautiful print and stunning in these quilts. Before you make your cross stitches, mark x spots on your fabric to indicate where you want your stitches to be. I’m fairly new to quilting and really enjoy it., Avril, binding takes practice and it will get better the more you do it. • First lay out your piece of batting, you’ll trim it to size later. And … 8 Responses to No-Batting Quilt. Now, before you turn your back on me, let me be clear: I like when other people machine quilt things, but I just don’t enjoy it. Pin the layers together leaving the outside edges free. Ok? Meet Madame Fleur, my latest fabric collection! It is perfectly possible to make quilts without batting as I have discovered - an idea first mentioned to me by a friend. This secures the seams before they get clipped. There are a few things to consider when choosing batting. There are many techniques that allow you to baste your quilt is the right way. I have never done a quilt without batting before Thank you! Step 5 Trimming the Seam. Your directions are pictures are great. To see a visual Thank you for solving my problem. Interesting idea to finish a quilt without a binding, and a quick solution to the last minute quilt for disaster donation quilts. Small projects lend themselves very well to this technique of no binding flip and quilt finishing. You can quilt it the two layers of pieced top and back if you choose, but there is no loft to the quilt without the batting. Time to start assembling your quilt! Please let us know if you can! you saved me i cant get how to do binding! Rosa April 20, 2014 at 10:23 pm # It`s absolutely stunning.Thanks for the tip and sure I`ll try it!! Whether you are looking for ideas for a more sturdy binding, one that is more decorative, or even professional tips for hanging, you’ll find them all in this free collection. Follow these … Jani September 08, 2011 4:30 AM. Thanks for sharing this! For a rag quilt, after all those blocks are pieced and cut to size, do I really want to cut up all those batting squares too? Lay the quilt top (and batting) ... My hexie quilt has been waiting unfinished because I needed a finish without a binding for the shaped edge. Join Jennifer and the Black Gold Quilt Patch Guild of Leduc, Alberta and follow along as Jennifer takes you through the fascinating journey that has resulted in so many wonderful quilts. The most common way to finish a flannel rag quilt edge is to sew a ½” seam around the outside edges. momawake April 20, 2014 at 10:36 pm # I really like how the chenille frames the patchwork. And here is the washed version. Reply. A quick method of finishing a quilt especially when the piece is really too small to warrant binding such as a pot holder or trivet. this will work great fof me thanks!! Repeat on opposite side to finish sticking the quilt top to the batting. Occasionally errors are found in my patterns and the corrections are published on the Pattern Errata page. by Jen | 11 Jun 2013 | Technique Tuesday | 13 comments. Start out by stretching out your backing face down on a table or floor, attaching it to the surface with masking tape at corners and around the edge. I'm Jera Brandvig and I'm from the rainy city of Seattle. on how I did this, see steps 2-4 of my easy baby blanket tutorial (but you can skip the ironing). To start there is no binding on the finished piece. Sew one side of … Here’s a tutorial on How to Tie a Quilt in case you’re interested. Turn and sew down the next side. (See below for workshops 1-7 in this series of free beginners quilting workshops). Make sure to tune into Free Motion Friday this week to see how I quilt this little piece. Required fields are marked *. You can tie the two layers instead and give it a little interest, or maybe a little of both. Bargello Sunflower Quilt Pattern Download, Purely Canadian Sesquicentennial Anniversary Quilt Download Pattern, Rectangles and Squares Download Quilt Pattern, That Purple Thang Quilting and Sewing Tool Review | Quilts By Jen, Creemore House of Stitches – Creemore, Ontario, Like many things in life, pattern instructions do not come into this world perfect. Trim the batting even with the top. You will still have to do some quilting so that the batting doesn’t shift. Say that your pieced quilt top is 40” x 60”. I find binding oppressive and am constantly looking for ways to avoid. Hope you are having a nice Easter. Then I took it a step further and used just two layers of flannel. Jen, Your email address will not be published. • Trim the batting with scissors, leaving a 2” border of batting around the quilt top. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Join Jennifer in Sarnia, Ontario and learn how to build the textured fabric that creates the snow and rocks of the Inukshuk or the rocks and pine of the Lone Pine. Susan says. It is a key step that gives your quilt a professional and wrinkle-free quilt finish. If you wanted to add batting, I would use a medium-loft batting and layer the quilt top, backing and batting the same as shown in step 4 of this coaster tutorial (but obviously it would be on a bigger scale). together I sewed a 1/4″ seam allowance around the perimeter of the quilt (the knit side next to your skin…LOL) It has held up well through the years… you can't KILL polyester! This is my favorite method because I like have a pristine edge ready for adding binding. What a breeze that is. One thing I learn from sewing clothing was to sew within on stitch of the corner. How to Finish Quilt Binding. What exactly does this mean? Click above to listen to my interview (episode #357) where I talk about my latest book. the backing fabric like you would a baby blanket. Just quilt along the seams that joined the blocks to each other OR consider tying the quilt for a machine-free finish. Step 1- Preparing Your Materials. The textured fabric can be created[...], ©2011-2020 All Rights Reserved - Jennifer Houlden - Quilts by Jen. Clip the corners with small cuts so that they will lie flat when turned. First, cut all three layers – backing, batting and top – the same dimension. My pieces are 12 ½″ inches each. Step by Step to Finish A Quilt Without Binding. Alternatively, you can use handmade straight stitches, cross stitches, or satin stitches to finish your quilt. Pull quilt through the opening so that everything is right side out. ), a fabric designer, a momma of 2 handsome boys, and I work in clinical research. the opening and then whip-stitched the opening closed. Contents [ hide] How To Finish A Quilt Without Binding. You can use long straight pins, quilter’s pins (like bent safety pins), or even spray basting. One for the top and one for the bottom! In today’s class we learn how to add the batting to a quilt, how to make the backing for a quilt and how to do the final binding for a quilt, to finish off our first quilt project. But let’s understand it more here: Loft refers to the thickness of quilt batting. Enjoyed looking at this link from LinkedIn . Turn 45 degrees and take one or two stitches until you reach the other side seam allowance. Reply. Then the quilting is done. Before we go any further, I’ve got a confession to make: I don’t like machine quilting. So, yes, you can make a quilt without batting. I have one that my grandmother made back in the 70's, that was made without batting. What Does ‘Loft’ Mean in Terms of Quilt Batting: As you get more into quilting you’ll hear the term: “loft.” You probably don’t know what that means yet, or maybe you do based on what we’ve already shared. Kind of vintage-looking, and I love the mini tute you gave. The workshops are filled with quilting tips for beginners. Super Member . After that, thread your needle and make your first stitch along one of … Posts: 2,140 It would help if we know whether you used stabilizer with the t-shirts, and if so, what kind. How to Finish a Quilt. Push out the corners with a blunt object like the Purple Thang or a chopstick. Lay the folded batting on the quilt back, then unfold the batting onto the quilt back, working one section at a time. Instead the piece has been sewn together, all three layers then flipped so that everything is right side out and the opening that was left is sewn together by hand. Iron flat and pin together again before quilting and sewing up the opening. This method gives a great square corner, but does require care when stitching. Aurea's Kitchen says. • Lay your pressed quilt top over the batting, smoothing out all the wrinkles. Delicious. , And with that, I’ll leave you with another pretty picture of a quilt roll xoxo, Madame Fleur Lavender Sachet Tutorial (& quilt market). Thanks for letting me share this with you. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Happy Quilting Jen. Step 2- Placing Your Fabric Backing. So funny enough, the more dense the batting got, the more difficult it was to machine quilt or machine quilt for a long period of time. Step 3- Placing Your Quilt. Fold your quilt batting-I prefer to use 100% cotton batting (which is about 6″ larger than your quilt top) in half, then in half again. Lay the backing on the top of the quilt top right sides together. What you choose for batting is a personal choice and we recommend researching or chatting with a knowledgeable person at the fabric store before making your decision. The majority of the quilt top was pieced together using home-dec weight fabrics and some quilting cottons. Do Flannel Rag Quilts Need A Border. l love to hand sew so you have been a great help. I really like how the chenille frames the patchwork. Carmen You are most welcome. What I now use, and I know this sounds a bit strange, but for a summer-weight quilt I have used diaper material. My mom said it is really warm too! Now get ready to finish your quilt with professional flair, including creating a gallery wrapped canvas or an invisible quilt sleeve. This is an 80/20 so that is going to be 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Glad I could help. These pins are to help keep everything stable when working on such a large project. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). I LOOOOOVE IT! Beautiful quilt, great idea. Happy Quilting Jen, Rosana, Glad this tutorial was helpful for you and yes it is so easy. The Fabrics. Keep up the awesome job you do. Follow these simple steps for this no binding flip and quilt technique. Once everything is lined up, pick the blocks that you would like to highlight with top stitching. I will give it a try the next time I finish a quilt like this. You will piece the top as with any quilt and you back it as you would any quilt, but there is no “meat” in the sandwich. On the Edge by Sarah Ann Smith. You can purchase pre-cut batting in standard sizes such as crib, twin, queen, etc. Then fold back half of the quilt top and spray the exposed batting with basting spray. Hey Everyone, welcome back to Technique Tuesday. Once I discovered flannel as a middle layer I was sold. Thanks! Place backing on top of quilt top right sides together. That quilt would be so loved¡¡¡ Reply. Reply. I feel I ruin my projects because I’m not good at binding. • Roll your batting/ quilt top up from the bottom up. Sew binding to the front of your quilt all the way around using a ¼” seam. Thanks Dee. Put another stack wrong side down on top. Sew along all the edges with 1/4” seam allowances. On a typical quilt (not quilt-as-you-go) the goal of quilting is to reinforce the patchwork, evenly attach batting to the patchwork and attach the three layers. 09-07-2015, 09:36 AM #2 Bree123. Great idea… and can save some $ by not using batting! There are many written information regarding the “How To’s” of quilting; from preparing the needed materials to be used for the quilt to finishing the top quilt, and then sewing it together with the backing, with the batting in between. It's heavy polyester on one side and a lightweight knit on the other. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Hi, folks, Amanda of @broadclothstudio here. Rag Quilting Without Batting. I am an author of two books (3rd on the way! Sew around the outside edges leaving an opening large enough to pull all three layers through. Before you build your quilt sandwich and start quilting, you have one step to complete: you need to make a quilt back.. Quilt backing is the bottom layer of a quilt sandwich. I quite like binding but I know for some it is not their favourite part of the quilting process, glad to give you another option. Pin layers together so they do not shift when sewing edges. leaving a 7-10″ opening. border fabric is chenille, also home-dec weight. Will the batting shift around during washing? My preference is to add a narrow border to finish the edges of a rag quilt. While adding borders to a rag quilt is optional, all my rag quilts have borders. I'll have to try that some time. When you have pieced your front, use fleece for the backing. I really do love this quilt and the whole way you put it together. Cut the bulk away from the corner. Finishing the binding on a quilt is important to conceal the raw edges of your binding and ensure that they do not create a bulky area on the edge of the quilt. Loyal Heights No-Batting Quilt (free pattern), Spring Break – Tiny Tulips using Loyal Heights Fabric. I understand your are busy,Just look forward to seeing what you are making next. Great job, as always. Quilt pulled through with not so square corners. Here is my quilted piece. Reply Delete. ’ t like machine quilting I simply tied this quilt and the corrections are published on the front your. And … I have used diaper material can make a quilt without a batting falls more into the category machine. Wrong side up on your work surface, right sides together with a blunt object like the Purple Thang a. 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