Today is the last day in the Tulip factory QAL.
By now you’ll have all your blocks done.
Step 1 – Assembling the quilt top
On page 6 of the pattern you’ll find instructions and a diagram on how to put the top together.
Do you intend to do quilt-as-you-go?
Skip to QAYG section before you assemble the top.
Step 2 – Quilting
Free motion quilting
There are many ways to do the quilting. I usually do either free motion or straight line quilting for all my quilts.
Free motion is quick and easy once you get the hang of it.
If you wish to try, here’s how you do it:
Check out my free motion tutorial for more details.
Quilt as you go (QAYG)
This quilt can very easily be done with QAYG.
Watch a demo on how to put the quilt together with QAYG:
You can just divide the quilt into 3 or 4 sections, quilt them and assemble them as QAYG.
If you choose to assemble the quilt as QAYG, the sashing strips need to be double the width. This video provides more details on QAYG with wide sashing:
Step 3 – Making the binding
This method demonstrates how to do bias tape quickly. The fabric width I use on the video is narrower than I use for a quilt but the technique remains the same.
Flange or faux piping binding
If you want to add a very special touch to your binding, check this tutorial out:
Check out my flange binding tutorial.
Step 4 – Binding the quilt
This is the final step to making a quilt. Learn to bind the quilt by machine:
Tulip factory pattern
- Purchase the Tulip factory pattern. I will sell the pattern at half price until the end of the QAL.
Video tutorials for Tulip factory
Using freezer paper in quilting
How to make a tulip quilt block with foundation paper piecing
How to make a tulip quilt block with traditional piecing
How to make a tulip bud with foundation paper piecing
How to make a tulip bud with traditional piecing
Stem and leaves traditional piecing
Stem and leaves using foundation paper piecing
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My book Turnabout Patchwork
“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.
- Order Turnabout Patchwork on Amazon
- Order Turnabout Patchwork directly from Martingale (e-book only)
See all the quilts in the book in a real life project
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