Hi everyone! It's Cara from CaraQuilts and I've got a project for all of you who are always chilled, or live with someone like my husband who is always hot, and therefore makes the house cold!!
This is a quilted wrap/shawl, and all it takes is one jelly roll! Very little waste in this one. And it's easy! And fast! What else could you ask for?? I have to tell you I've pretty much lived in this wrap since I finished it.
1 Pure Jelly Roll
1 3/4 yards Snuggles Chocolate, backing
1/2 yard binding
3.5 yards Pure twill tape (see option)
Separate 29 strips for the center section of the wrap. Cut these down to 25 1/2". Take the cutoffs and trim them down to 16 ½” and set aside for use in the side sections.
Sew the center section strips together, alternating direction to help prevent stretching. Press well, all in one direction. Clean up the sides so they are even. Measure the length of the wrap; this is how long your sides have to be. It should measure 58 1/2”.
Alternate the strips coloring, both in the middle and end strips.
Note: If making for either a plus size (because I love you all I'll admit to being a 14, which will give you a perspective) or someone tall (over 5’10’’, again because I love you, I'm 5'8'') you may want to make the wrap wider. To do this, cut two extra 2½” strips from the binding fabric. Trim down to 26½”. Add 16 ½” cutoff strips to either end. Attach to the side sections. This makes the wrap 4½” wider, about 53½”. If you need to go any wider you will have to adjust the backing measurements, so you have room for it to shrink up as you quilt.
Cut 8 of the remaining cut offs to 141/2". Stitch 4 strips end-to-end so that you have (2) four strip sections measuring 58 1/2". Press in half, wrong sides together. Press in half again. Pin on the edge of the center section, layering the side sections on top. Stitch through all layers. Press away from the center.
Option: Instead of the folded strips, you could sew the side sections to the center, and press, and then use the twill tape that is available for the line, and place it over the seam, pinning well, and stitch on either side.
Baste and quilt. I would suggest not quilting very heavily as you want it to drape and wrap around you well. Too much thread will make it stiff, and you'll lose some of the snuggley softness of the, well, Snuggles!
DO NOT BIND…yet anyways ;)
Now to make this a wrap and not a quilt.
Measure the entire piece and find the center, if you don't have anything this long, just fold in half and press lightly. Mark this with chalk pencil or whatever non-permanent method you prefer.
Cut out the center “triangle” a scant ¼” from the sewing line.
For the binding, you will need about 290", including the 10"+ extra for corners etc.
I use 2" strips for binding so if you use wider you will have to recalculate the yardage. Cut 7 strips.
Now you get to bind! Wrap up and enjoy some Pure comfort!
Be sure to take a picture and upload it to Bake Shop's Flickr page so we can all see!
One adult size wrap/shawl! Get Cozy!