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Loose Change Charity Quilt Top

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional, Classic, Casual
AllThatPatchwor on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? cotton fabrics - just using up some donated and some of my own scraps and a chunk of fabric I bought for 72 cents a yard when a fabric store was going out of business. I like it when I can make a charity quilt top for less than $2.00!

AllThatPatchwor on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Since there is no matching involved, this is an easy quilt top for beginners. I cut the patchwork pieces 6.5 inches long by any measurement from 1.5 to 3 inches, depending on the size of scrap available. I stitched them together until I got six sets each 72.5 inches long. Then I cut seven pieces of the gold fabric 5 x 72.5 inches. I seamed strips together, pressed and measured the width before cutting top and bottom borders. Width of top and bottom borders will be approximately 5 x 67.5 if you use 1/4 inch seams. Mine were narrower. (I used 3/8 inch seams as I used my serger on those vertical seams, and I can be more accurate with 3/8 inch on my particular machine. I felt the overlocked seams would be more durable under the rough conditions of use some of the charity quilts get.) You can easily change the dimensions of the patched strips, plain strips, and/or borders if you want a different size quilt.

AllThatPatchwor on craftsy.com

Now, that's a REALLY clever way to use those scraps! The tan sashing pulls it al together and calms the busy, bold colors.

03/12/2013 Flag

Hello AllThatPatchwork. This is clever, and lively. Stitched perfectly. I love seeing all your signature colors throughout your quilt. Those chunks of red here and there really make it zing for me. Great job and I love the title!

03/12/2013 Flag