Home Sweet Home

Hi all - it's Jera from Quilting in the Rain bringing you this super fast Home Sweet Home tutorial (thank you Anna from Switzerland for the quilt name)! I used the Hometown collection by Sweetwater. If you're familiar with my tutorials, you know that I love simple and quick quilts that require minimal fussy measurements. Well, this is one of them because this quilt almost requires no measuring! That's the beauty of Moda pre-cuts! :) Enjoy!

P.S. check out my new site at www.QuiltingInTheRain.com for a chance to win FREE Moda pre-cut fabric! Simply click on the Fabric Giveaway link on the homepage.

  • 2 charm packs (or 81 pre-cut 5" squares)
  • 10 neutral colored jelly roll strips (or 3/4 yard neutral colored fabric; from this, cut ten 2.5" x 42/44").
  • 5/8 yards binding fabric
  • 3 yards backing fabric
Step 1 - Choose 9 charm squares (or pre-cut 5 inch squares) and make a 9 patch block by sewing 3 rows together with 3 blocks per row.
Step 2 - Using a rotary cutter and ruler, cut 2 diagonal lines from corner to corner as shown below.Step 3 - Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make a total of 3 nine patch blocks. Cut diagonal lines form corner to corner for all 3 blocks. This will give you a total of 12 triangle pieces.
Step 4 - Here's the fun part! Rearrange all 12 pieces to your liking.
Step 5 - Sew the rearranged pieces back together as shown below. This will give you a block that measures roughly 13.3" x 13.3". Repeat until you have a total of 9 finished blocks.

Step 6 - Take three jelly roll strips (or three 2.5" x 42/44" long strips), and then sub-cut each trip into three 2.5" x 13.5" strips. This will give you a total of six 2.5" x 13.5" strips. With right sides facing together, sew a strip to the side of a finished block, press flat with an iron and then trim the excess ends (since your finished block measures 13.3 inches, this is simpler then trying to measure 13.3 inch long strips).
Sew the remaining strips to create sashing between the blocks that looks like this:

Step 7 - Use two more jelly roll strips (or two 2.5" x 42/44" strips) for the middle sashing. with right sides facing together, sew the first row of blocks to the sashing, then press flat with an iron. Repeat until all three rows of blocks are connected by the two sashing strips. Trim the excess ends.

Step 8 - Use two more jelly roll strips (or two 2.5" x 42/44" strips) for the top and bottom borders. After sewing them on, trim the excess ends. Lastly, sew the left and right side borders on. Each side will measure roughly 47" long, so you will need to sew some jelly roll strips together to get two 2.5" x 47" long strips. I simply sewed three jelly roll strips together (or three 2.5" x 42/44" strips) from end to end and then cut that in half. After sewing them onto the sides of the quilt top, trim the excess fabric.

That's all there is to it! Like I said, it's a non-fussy-cut quilt and fast to piece together. Here's a picture of my quilting buddy, Bodie, that I thought I'd sneak in. He was ready for a walk in this photo. :)

Thanks for checking out my tutorial! Don't forget to check out QuiltingInTheRain.com for a chance to win some free Moda pre-cut fabric! Simply click the Fabric Giveaway link on the homepage. Happy Quilting!

One fabulous 47" x 47" quilt!

Jera Brandvig


Kristy said...

What a great idea! So quick and easy. Thanks for the tutorial. Cute doggie too- K-

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Oil & Gas logos

Linda said...

Really nice quick quilt. Hoppped on over to your website and registered to win. Wow, how cute are the "crumbs", I hadn't seen those before. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Shelley said...

OH my word, I love this!! Looks just like a quilt my grammie would have made....it's the dotted fabrics that make it so fun!

piece peace said...

I really love this quilt. It proves that simple quilts can be the best quilt! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Super Fast and Easy tutorial....just the way I like it...Good Job

Unknown said...

Super Fast and Super Easy....just the way I like it...Great Instructions too

Margreet said...

What a lovely quilt! And guess what: My blog has the same name! Thanks a lot for this great tutorial, I put this one on my favorites.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Very quick and cute!

Sherry said...

What a great recipe for using charm squares. Love your quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Quiltjane said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful project. Love the fabrics and simple design.

Donna said...

I'm facing the need to minimize my stash. This is gonna be a for sure quilt to do just that - I may even make it bigger.

Cassie said...

I haven't really quilted before, but I'm wanting to try my hand at it! This seems like a great starter quilt, I think I'll give it a shot! Thanks!!

amy smart said...

So cute, Jera!

Oh Sew Nice said...

Thank you for this pattern. What a great twist on the 9 patch. I am working on this right now using 3 inch squares from some left over Moda Half Moon fabric.


Thank you for the tutorial!

rulada said...

Thanks for the idea and pattern. I made a quilt for your lesson.