Wednesday, February 13, 2013

XO Quilt Tutorial

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Today I'm sharing a quick + easy quilt tutorial just in time for Valentines Day. Finishing at 42" x 52", it would make a great baby quilt too! All you need is a little fabric, your sewing machine, and you could have the quilt top complete in one afternoon -- yay! Let's get started.

:: FABRIC REQUIREMENTS ::
Fabric A (Kona Medium Pink) - 1/3 yard
Fabric B (Kona Carnation)1/3 yard
Fabric C (Kona Candy Pink) - 1/3 yard
Fabric D (Kona Bright Pink) - 1/3 yard
Fabric E (Kona Pomegranate) -1/3 yard
Fabric F (Kona Wine) - 1/3 yard
White Fabric - 1 fat quarter
Binding - 1/2 yard

:: CUTTING ::
Fabric A - one strip, 9 1/2" x 42"
Fabric B - one strip, 9 1/2" x 42"
Fabric C - one strip, 9 1/2" x 42"
Fabric D - one strip, 9 1/2" x 42"
Fabric E - one strip, 9 1/2" x 21 1/4"; one strip, 9 1/2" x 3 1/4"; and sixteen squares, 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Fabric F - one strip, 9 1/2" x 42"
White Fabric - eight squares, 5" x 5"

:: MAKING THE BLOCK UNITS ::

Draw a diagonal line, from corner to corner, on the wrong side of one 2 1/2" square (Fabric E). Layer one 5" white square and one marked 2 1/2" square (Fabric E), right sides together, with the 2 1/2" square (Fabric E) in the upper right corner. Sew on the marked line. Trim the corner, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. 

Press seam outward.



Draw a diagonal line, from corner to corner, on the wrong side of one 2 1/2" square (Fabric E). Layer one 5" white square and one marked 2 1/2" square (Fabric E), right sides together, with the 2 1/2" square (Fabric E) in the lower left corner. Sew on the marked line. Trim the corner, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Press seam outward. 


Repeat to make a total of 8 block units.

:: MAKING THE "X" BLOCK ::



Take 4 block units and arrange them in an "X", see diagram above. Pin and sew using a 1/4" seam allowance, first into rows then into one block. Press seams open.

:: MAKING THE "O" BLOCK ::


Take 4 block units and arrange them in an "O", see diagram above. Pin and sew using a 1/4" seam allowance, first into rows then into one block. Press seams open.

:: SEWING THE QUILT TOP ::


Using the diagram above, layout the quilt top. Pin and sew using a 1/4" seam allowance, press open.

:: QUILTING ::

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I choose to use 1/2" straight-line quilting to finish my XO Quilt using Aurifil 50 wt. (2021). 

:: BINDING ::

Check out these two posts for helpful information & step-by-step instructions:
      Double Fold Binding Tutorial | Part One
      Double Fold Binding Tutorial | Part Two

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XO Quilt
Finished Size: 42" x 54"

If you make this quilt using my tutorial please share in the Canoe Ridge Creations Flickr group -- I love seeing your creations!

xo, 
Megan.


21 comments:

  1. I love this quilt! thank you for the tut.

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  2. Awesome quilt, thank you for the tute!! Pinning :)

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  3. simple but awesome!!! I've pinned it for future inspirations :-)

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  4. What a gorgeously simple idea! I love it!!

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  5. Adorable Megan! Thanks for the tutorial..I would love to do this for my next baby girl quilt!

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  6. I agree with Mary, it would make a perfect baby girl quilt! And all the pinks are so pretty!

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  7. Very very cute! I love the simplicity of it!

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  8. Sometimes love is so easy...this is fabulous!

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  9. So sweet, so simple, so AWESOME!!

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  10. That's Beautiful! I'm new here, so maybe you've talked about this before but, what kind of thread do you use for your quilting? Mine never look that pretty.

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  11. Awesome! Thanks for putting this together!

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  12. Thank you so much for this. I am going to make this for our elder granddaughter (10) and then she can snuggle up in it and say I am still giving her a kiss and a hug forever. Think I'll make my grandson (13) one too so he can say the same.

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  13. Thank you very much, had fun making this one.

    Kind regards from Holland,
    Marga♥

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  14. Did one but did pay any attention on whether the author has to agree or not.
    So try again.
    Thank you, had a lot of fun making this one.

    Kind regards from Holland,
    Marga♥

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