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How to Sew a Nautical Quilt
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How to Sew a Nautical Quilt

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1/2 day +

Get ready for summer with this nostalgic nautical quilt! This is a simple quilt made up of five easy blocks. All seams have a 1.5cm allowance unless stated otherwise. The quilt is assembled block by block and then each block is stitched together.

 

Tutorial by Frankie Baldwin.

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How to make

 

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7 Different Nautical Fat Quarters 

Fabric Lengths 

Fabric A – 40cm x 19cm OR 1 fat quarter

Fabric B – 50cm x 42cm OR 1 fat quarter

Fabric C – 90cm x 55cm OR 2 fat quarter

Fabric D – 45cm x 45cm OR 1 fat quarter

Fabric E – 45cm x 45cm OR 1 fat quarter

Fabric F – 125cm x 25cm OR 3 fat quarters

Fabric G – 150cm x 50cm OR 4 fat quarters


Plain/interfacing – 50cm x 50cm

Cutting

Fabric A – Cut 5 trapeziums [bottom length 13cm top length 19cm, width 8cm] Fabric B – Cut 8, 10.5cm x 25cm rectangles
Fabric C – Cut 4, 10cm x 25cm rectangles
– Cut 5, 10cm x 15.5cm right angles triangles
– Cut 5, 10cm x 13cm right angle triangles
– Cut 4, 25cm x 25cm squares
Fabric D – Cut 8, 21cm x 21cm right angle triangles

Fabric E – Cut 8, 21cm x 21cm right angle triangles
Fabric F – Cut 5, 25cm x 25cm squares
Fabric G – Cut 8, 25cm x 25cm squares
Plain fabric/interfacing – Cut 5, trapeziums [19cm on top and 13cm on bottom, 8cm wide] – Cut 5, 15.5cm x 10cm right angle triangles
– Cut 5, 13cm x 10cm right angle triangles

Block 1 

Step 1

Place one triangle from fabric D and one triangle from Fabric E right sides together and pin the shortest side. Stitch along pinned seam and press seam allowance.

Step 2

Repeat again (make sure to place your fabrics in the same positions).

Step 3

Place the two pieces you have sewn right sides together making sure to match the seam in the middle so it sits neatly. Stitch and press seams. Give block a final press. Make this block 3 more times.

Block 2

Step 4

Place 2 of your rectangles from fabric B alongside 1 rectangle from Fabric C, right sides together.. Pin along the longest seams and stitch. Press seams and give block a final press. Make 3 more blocks in the same manner.

Block 3 

Step 5

This block is plain so you can leave your Fabric c square as is.

Block 4

Step 6

Place one of your 13cm x 10cm triangles right sides together with your plain backing/interfacing sew around all edges using a 1cm seam allowance. Clip corners and cut a small slit in your plain fabric/interfacing [Make sure not to cut into your main fabric] Turn your small sail through this gap and repeat with your larger sail and your boat body.

Step 7

Iron each of these pieces and pin them in place on your fabric F square. Using a straight stitch secure these to your square. Keep your stitches approximately 0.5cm away from the edge. Alternatively you can appliqué these to your block by hand. Press block and make 4 more in the same manner.

Block 5

Step 8

This block is plain so you can leave your Fabric G square as is.

Assembly

Step 9

Assemble your quilt using the top image as a guide. Simply stitch the blocks together and press seams as you go. Then add an 8cm border using fabric E.

Step 10

Add batting and backing and quilt as desired.

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