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Free Patchwork Pattern - Fat Eighth Quilt #1

Scrappy Look Patchwork Quilt.
Suitable for fat eighths

A quilt to make with fat eighths or scraps. I used the range  Studio Alphabet designed by Marcia Derse. I made this size quilt using 25 fat eights - this pack is available.

Finished size - 135cm (52") x 135cm (52")

In summary the requirements are:

  • 25 fat eighths - or
  • 12 fat quarters - or
  • Scraps - 4" x 19" needed for each 'cross'

Other tools you will need

Cutting mat. Rotary cutter. Long ruler for use with a rotary cutter. A smaller ruler - easier to manoeuvre for the small cuts. Neutral coloured thread for sewing with - I like the Aurifil ne50 (this is a lovely fine 100% cotton thread, and I usually use a grey). General sewing supplies (thread snips, unpicker, pins, iron).

Before starting please note  all seams are joined with a  ¼” seam (unless otherwise indicated)
Also it is a good idea to read through all the instructions before starting.

Cut the pieces

Each 'cross' needs: 2 squares cut at 4", 1 rectangle cut at 4" x 11"
A fat eighth can be cut into two 4" strips and enough for 2 'crosses' cut.
A fat quarter would yield enough for 4 'crosses'
For the illustrated quilt I used almost all of the 25 fat eighths - very little waste.

Lay the quilt out

This quilt is assembled row by row.

Follow the illustration carefully, and place the pieces onto a design board or table.
You will need to lay the whole quilt out before you start sewing.

Note - on the sides of the quilt the long pieces of the cross are sometimes cut short - theses pieces are 4" x 7½", I just trim one of the longer pieces as I need it.

Cross 1

Crosses 2

There are 15 rows.

Assemble the Quilt

Join the quilt row by row.

Press the seams in alternate directions row by row, this way they lock at appropriate points.

Quilt and add binding using your preferred methods.

I usually cut the binding strips 2½". You will need 6 strips for this quilt.

Crosses 3       Crosses 4