Today we will take a look at the processes involved in the 9 Patch Sampler Quiltalong Completion. These are pinning the quilt, quilting and then binding the quilt.
Pinning (or Basting) the Quilt
1. Press the backing well and lay right side down onto your floor or table.
2. Using your tape, tape the backing to the floor or table. Pull it taught but don’t stretch it.
3. Place your batting on the backing
4. Place your well pressed quilt top, right side up on top of the wadding.
5. Pin the quilt.
You will find a detailed description of the pinning process I use here.
- Decide how you want to quilt –
Stitch in the ditch – where you stitch along the ‘ditch’ formed by the seams.
Straight lines – following seams or diagonals
Free Motion Quilting
2. Have fun!
I decided to draw up a plan:
I started at the centre and worked my way out. I decided to use black thread.
- Choose your binding fabric – I have chosen a stripe.
- Decide if you are going to apply your binding totally by machine (you sew it to the back first) or if you would prefer to hand stitch your binding (sew it to the front first) . The only difference in process is whether you start at the front or back of the quilt.
- Trim your quilt
- Prepare the binding
- Apply the binding
You will can see the method I use here.
and I have to be happy with the stripe matching in the join at the end!
Congratulations! That is the 9 Patch Sampler Quiltalong Completion.
I hope you have enjoyed our Quilt Along and that you are happy with your new quilt!
Don’t forget to give your quilt a label – I am calling mine ‘9 Patch Sampler in Black & White’ – now that’s original!! I would love to see your 9 patch sampler completed so please send me a photo so I can share the results.
I have had a fun time and am open to ideas for our next venture.
Until next time
WEEK 1: Make a 9 patch sampler
WEEK 2: Make a Railfence Variation
WEEK 3: Make Half Square Triangles
WEEK 4: Make a Shoo Fly Block
WEEK 5: Make a Friendship Star
WEEK 6: Make a Contrary Wife Block
WEEK 7: Make a Spool Block
WEEK 8: Make a Churn Dash Block
WEEK 9: Make a Formal Garden Block
WEEK 10: Make a Greek Cross Block
WEEK 11: Make a Chevron Block
WEEK 12: Make a Birds in the Air Block
WEEK 13: Make a Double 9 Patch Block
WEEK 14: Make a Card Trick Block
WEEK 15: Make an Ohio Star Block
WEEK 16: Make Your own Block
WEEK 17: Complete the top
WEEK 18: Backing with a Disappearing 9 patch
WEEK 19: Completion of the 9 patch sampler