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Sew the Row Quilt Pattern

Sew the Row Quilt Pattern
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The Sew the Row Quilt Pattern is a simply elegant, easy quilt pattern designed especially for those who love to sew squares and rectangles. Stitched in rows at every stage, this beginner quilting pattern is perfect for someone who is new to quilting. Created out of just two simple block patterns that are combined in a checkerboard pattern and framed by three easy borders, this quilt idea is easier than it looks!

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Quilt Size80 inches wide x 80 inches long

Time to CompleteA week or two

Primary TechniquePieced


Materials List

  • Fabric A - Block 1 and Border.
    32.2m (2?yds) Dark blue floral fabric
  • Fabric B - Block 2.
    80cm (?yd) Light blue floral fabric
  • Fabric C - Block 1.
    70cm (?yd) Red with white spot fabric
  • Fabric D - Block 1 corners and Block 2 strips.
    80cm (?yd) Blue with red spot fabric
  • Fabric E - Block 2 corners, Border 2 and Binding. 1.2m (1yds) Dark red fabric
  • Fabric F - Border 1.
    1.2m (1yds) Dark red fabric
  • Backing
    224cm (88in) square
  • Batting
    224cm (88in) square
  • Rotary cutter, ruler and cutting board
    Cotton thread for piecing
    General sewing requirements

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  1. Note: Generally, the easiest way to make a block or a quilt is to sew it in rows (or strips). Sometimes the rows are vertical, horizontal, diagonal. Sometimes the rows are only in the borders. Quilt making becomes much simpler when we can see where the rows are.

  2. Cut the strips for the blocks.

  3. Stitch the blocks together in rows.

  4. Join these strips together to make the blocks. Press.

  5. Lay the blocks out in a alternate positions. Join five blocks together to make each row. Press seams.

  6. Match points and stitch the rows together. Press.

  7. Add the borders.

  8. Baste.

  9. Quilt.

  10. Bind.

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these are the worst instructions I've ever seen. They don't even give us the measurements. Every single step of the instructions are extremely vague.


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