13″ X 19″
Soiree Honey Bun
1 Fat Quarter backing fabric
Batting at least 20 inches X 15 inches
Layout your honey bun strips and choose 18.
Cross cut the strips at 6 inches. Flip the strip and trim to 5 1/2 inches X 1 1/2 inches.
Trim to 19 inches. Sew a strip to each side of the block.
The doll quilt top is ready to be quilted.
Once you layer and quilt…it may look like this:
I chose a simple built in stitch on my machine and just sewed rows. It’s very simple but effective and breaks the monotony of stippling.
Here is my binding…I used 2 honey bun strips for single fold binding. I mitered the strips as shown.
Start near the bottom middle…just because…and I leave a “tail” of about 3-4 inches.
When I reach a corner I stop sewing and flip the ‘loose’ end of the binding strip straight up and then fold it back down on itself.
Continue to sew a 1/4 inch seam.
Overlap the 2 loose binding strips and trim so that it overlaps the width of your binding. My overlap is 1 1/2 inches.
Trim the excess fabric.
Now the tricky part. You must pin the loose portion of the binding strip correctly. I pick the strips up and hold them at a 90 degree angle to each other and pin.
Sew on the diagonal and if you feel it is necessary you could actually draw the sewing line to be more accurate. You can see my fabric slid to the side but I had to let go of the fabric to snap the picture…normally I am controlling both sides as it passes through the needle. After that is sewn, trim to 1/4 seam allowance. and press open the seam.
Sew the ‘loose’ binding down. Once the binding is sewn on, then I trip the excess batting and border.
One doll quilt..
I sincerely hope that this will inspire all of you to quilt today! Vickie @ Mid-ohio knitter.