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Off the Rails


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A simple but effective quilt pattern, and a great place to start your quiltmaking journey. This pattern uses 2.5 inch wide strips of fabric. You can use pre-cut strips such as Jelly Rolls or cut your own yardage into strips if you prefer. The pattern contains complete instructions and plenty of colour diagrams to lead you step-by-step from fabric through to finished quilt. Instructions are given for cot, lap, single and double bed sized quilts. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cut fabric with a rotary cutter and ruler sew an accurate 1/4 inch seam quilt sew a double fold binding to finish SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS cot (36" x 48") lap (48" x 60") single (72" x 90") double (90" x 102")

Supplies Needed

  • For the cot size, you will also need 1.5 yards of backing fabric and 1/2 yard for binding
  • For the lap size, you will need 40 2.5 inch x WOF strips of a variety of different fabrics
  • For the cot size, you will need 24 2.5 inch x WOF strips of a variety of different fabrics

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I'm a palaeontologist by day, and a crafter by night. I've been making things for as long as I can remember - sewing, knitting, tatting, stained glass... I probably have more crafty hobbies than is strictly healthy I made most of my own clothes through high school and university. When I graduated from uni, my parents treated me to a 6 week patchwork course so that I could be gainfully employed whilst I looked for real gainful employment! I've been quilting ever since. I live in the UK with my Australian husband, and a cute black and white cat called Bonnie. I have other patterns for sale at