Finished size approximately 66 X 88
Created by Vickie E
• Figgy Pudding Layer cake ™
• Figgy Pudding Charm pack ™
• 3 yards Figgy Pudding sku# 3015054 Grunge Brown
• Batting 75X 96
• 6 yards Backing & binding
Choose 40 prints from your layer cake and square to 9.5 inches. Set aside. Then choose 32 prints from the charm pack. There will be a few extra charms which I set aside for a coordinating pillow.
Repeat that process with 16 more charm squares. They should measure 18.5 inches square.
I used my design wall for placement of all my Layer cake squares. Once I decided on the arrangement I began to sew them into 4-patches.
You will need 10 4-patches measuring 18.5 inches square.
Here they are on my design wall.
The next step is to cut the sashing and border strips.
I do not care to piece my borders. I cut the selvage off the entire 3 yards. I save it for selvage quilts! Once the selvage edge is cut that becomes my straight edge for cutting. You need 10 strips cut at 3.5 inches X WOF (which is about 108 inches). If you notice, I left the fabric folded as it came off the bolt. Therefore when I make my cut…I am actually making 2 strips per cut. 5 cuts will yield 10 strips. There will be some leftover fabric which I am using to make a coordinating pillow (tutorial soon??).
Take a strip and cross cut them 18.5 inches, do this for a total of 8 strips.
Sew the 18.5 inch sashings to the blocks.
Then add the horizontal sashings which can be cross cut to approximately 66 inches. You will need 5 horizontal strips. I would measure your quilt before cutting as there is always variations in stitch width that could affect the overall size of the quilt.