Simply Woven Quilt

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Hello again!  It’s Jess Kelly from SewCraftyJess.  I’m back with a super yummy quilt tutorial to share.  Now that summer has past and we’re into fall, I couldn’t help but be inspired with all the madras plaid I’ve seen this summer.  Since I love it so much for bags (I may or may not have at least 3…) and clothing, I thought why not turn it into a quilt also!  I’m digging all the bright fun colors in V & Co.’s Simply Color, but this would look great in any color palate, especially holiday colors!  If you make a quilt using this Simply Woven quilt tutorial, I’d love to see it in my flickr group and the Moda Bake Shop flickr group as well!


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2 Jelly Rolls containing at least 40 strips each-V & Co Simply Color
2 3/8″ yard Bella Solid- white
3/4 yard of any print for binding
5 3/4 yards total fabric for backing
78″ x 102″ batting

1.  Begin by unrolling your jelly roll strips, but leaving them folded in half, wrong sides together.  Cut according to the directions below (it doesn’t matter which colors you cut which size)

  • From (24) strips cut:  (2) 8″ strips and (2) 12.5″ strips to yield 48 of each size
  • From (24) strips cut:  (4) 9.5″ strips to yield a total of 96
  • From (32) strips cut:  (3) 11″ strips to yield a total of 96
From the white Bella solid cut:
  • (10) 8″ x WOF
  • Subcut each 8″ strip into (10) 4″ x 8″  Will yield a total of (100) 4″ x 8″ rectangles, you will need 96 of these
*  When sewing each block, be especially careful to sew with an accurate and consistent 1/4″ seam, as the block will not come together properly without it!
**Edited to add:  Press all seams open 
 
2.  Choose (1) 8″ jelly roll strip and sew (2) 4″ x 8″ pieces of the Bella white along each long edge of the jelly roll strip

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3.  Rotate so the jelly roll strip runs horizontally, and cut in half vertically.  You should now have (2) sections measuring 4″ x 9.5″

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4.  Piece each long edge from step 3 along each long edge of one 9.5″ jelly roll strip (of a different color preferably)

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5.  Again rotate so the jelly roll strip pieced in step 4 is arranged horizontally.  Measure 2.25″ from one edge of the vertical center (purple strip in my example).  Cut so you now have the main section measuring 8″ x 9.5″ and one small section measuring 1.5″ x 9.5″

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6.  Choose a 9.5″ jelly roll strip and piece between your two cut sections, like described in step 4.

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7.  Rotate so that the jelly roll strip pieced in step 6 is now arranged horizontally.  Now measure 2.25″ from one edge of the vertical center strip (pink strip in my example).  Cut so you now have one main panel measuring 8″ x 11″

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8.  Choose an 11″ jelly roll strip and piece between your two cut sections like described in step 4.

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9.  Rotate so that the jelly roll strip pieced in step 8 is now arranged horizontally.  Now measure 2.25″ from the edge of the vertical center strip (purple strip in my example) that you have not pieced a jelly roll strip into.  Cut so you now have one main panel measuring 9.5″ x 11″ and one strip measuring 1.5″ x 11″

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10.  Choose an 11″ jelly roll strip and piece between your two cut sections like described in step 4.

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11.  Rotate so the jelly roll strip pieced in step 10 is arranged horizontally.  Measure 2.25″ from the edge of your vertical center strip (pink strip in my example).  Cut so you now have one main piece measuring 9.5″ x 12.5″ and one piece measuring 1.5″ x 12.5″

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12.  Choose a 12.5″ jelly roll strip and piece between your two cut sections like described in step 4.  You should now have a block measuring 12.5″ square with three intersecting jelly roll strips running both horizontally and vertically.

13.  Repeat this process until you have (48) 12.5″ blocks.

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14.  Arrange as you please in (8) rows of (6) blocks each.  (*Edited to add: I did rotate my blocks at random to get that “interwoven” look.  The best way to get a similar look is to lay out your blocks on a design wall or the floor, and rotate blocks at random until you have a design that is pleasing to you!)  Sew each of the (8) rows together.  Stand back and admire your generous twin sized quilt!

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17.  Baste, Quilt and Bind as desired.

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One generous twin sized quilt measuring 72″ x 96″

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