Ruffle Quilt


1 jelly roll: choose 12 strips OR if you don’t have a Jelly Roll, you’ll need (12) 2 ½” strips by WOF
1 ¼ yard of fabric for solid strips and ruffles
⅓ yard binding fabric (or use 4 jelly roll strips)
1 ½ yard backing fabric

1. Take your 12 strips and cut each strip into:
(2) 5” pieces
(2) 7” pieces
(2) 10” pieces

See photo below:

2. Start piecing together new strips. For each new strip you will need two different 5” pieces, two different 7” pieces, and two different 10” pieces. Mix fabrics and lengths however you want. The more random, the better. Your new mixed strips will be approximately 2 ½ X 42″. Make 12 mixed strips.

3. Take your 1 ¼ yard of fabric and cut (15) 2 ½ X WOF strips. Set aside 10 strips; they will be used later for the ruffles.

4. Layout the design, starting with two mixed strips then one solid strip. Continue until you use all five solid strips. You will use 12 mixed strips and 5 solid strips. Sew all strips together until quilt top is finished. See below.

5. Square the top to 34” x 42”. NOTE: Depending on your cutting and sewing this measurement should be close.

Making the Ruffles:

1. Take the (10) 2 ½” x 42” ruffle fabric strips cut previously. Sew (2) 2 ½” x 42” strips together, making one long continuous strip. Repeat 5 times. Finish long side raw edges of strip with a small hem or zigzag stitch.

2. You can either gather the strips by sewing basting stitches down the center of the strip and pulling stitches to gather the ruffle to 40”, or you can use a ruffle foot. We used a ruffle foot; it made making the ruffles so fast and easy. Make (5) 40” ruffle strips.

3. Before you add the ruffles to each of the five solid strips, quilt the top as desired.

4. Place one 40” ruffle on one of the solid strips of the quilt, determine where to hem the 2 short ends of the ruffle and do so. Using a walking foot, machine stitch down the center of the ruffle. Continue until you have sewn all 5 ruffles to the 5 solid strips.

Binding:

From binding fabric cut (4) 2 ½” strips, or use jelly roll strips.

Sew all 4 strips together (short ends) to make 1 continuous strip. Fold binding strip in half wrong sides together and press. Attach binding to right side of quilt (raw edges even) and machine stitch all the way around. Turn binding to back and hand stitch down.

 Copyright 2010 Jamie Mueller and SunFlower Quilts
*I hope ya’ll enjoy this ruffle quilt! If you make one too please feel free to email me with photos, I’d LOVE to see them!mailto:jamiemueller0522@yahoo.com

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