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Sewing BirdAssemble the 18 image quilts

Supplies Needed:

  • iron
  • ironing board
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • straight pins
  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • white thread
  • 1. Prep your squares for assembly

    Iron each embroidered square face down so as not to crush the stitches.

    Prep your squares for assembly
  • When all the squares are pressed and wrinkle free...

    Prep your squares for assembly
  • Lay out the embroidered blocks with the cotton squares provided into a pleasing checkerboard design.

    Prep your squares for assembly
  • Continue till you have laid out all the images.

    Prep your squares for assembly
  • 2. Assemble the squares

    Working across horizontally, pin squares right sides together and sew using a 1/4" seam.

    Assemble the squares
  • Press all seams open as you go.

    Continue sewing and pressing all squares into horizontal rows.

    Assemble the squares
  • Keep an eye out for loose threads. It's much easier to clip and clean as you go than when the quilt top is complete. If you don't remove it, the stray thread can show through the fabric on the front side.

    Assemble the squares
  • Working from the top to the bottom, sew each horizontal row to the next. Align and pin the corners as best you can. Work your way down, row after row, making sure to press each horizontal seam open.

    Assemble the squares
  • Press the seams open as you go.

    Assemble the squares
  • If seams are aligned carefully, corners will meet as pictured.

    Assemble the squares
  • The checker board portion of your quilt is now complete!

    Assemble the squares
  • 3. Sew on the borders

    Start with your side borders.

    Sew on the borders
  • Take the center measurement from the top of the quilt to the bottom.

    Sew on the borders
  • Use that measurement to cut two borders for the sides.

    Sew on the borders
  • This photo shows our measurement 41 5/8". Yours might be slightly more or less. What's important is that both side borders match in length.

    Sew on the borders
  • Pin the borders to the sides of the quilt and stitch 1/4" seams.

    Sew on the borders
  • Press the seams out towards the border.

    Sew on the borders
  • Here's what it looks like with the side seams sewn and pressed.

    Sew on the borders
  • Repeat the same method for the top and bottom borders. Measure from outside edge to outside edge of the side borders.

    Sew on the borders
  • With your quilt top sewn and pressed, you are ready to make a Quilt sandwich.

    Sew on the borders