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This quilt as you go string quilt by Pattern Poole TV on YouTube shares with us this beginner and scrap-friendly project with the cover strips on the back. This is a fun and unique project that will take your quilting skills to another level.
Prepare and cut out all the materials needed using new or scrap fabrics.
When you stack one 10-inch square piece of fabric on top of another 9-inch piece of batting fabric, use a small amount of basting spray to help hold everything together.
To make the kite-shaped template, measure and draw out a 10-inch square on paper. Then, mark four and a quarter inches on both sides of one corner. Connect each four and a quarter inch by four and a quarter inch by four and a quarter inch by four and a quarter inch by four and a quarter
Using a rotary cutter and ruler, cut out each temple piece and set it aside. Using the templates, cut out your kite sections.
Cut 2-inch strips from your interfacing fabrics.
When you lay two pieces of batting fabric next to each other, put the batting joining tape in the middle of both pieces of batting and lay it down.
Then, iron out the tape on top of a separate fabric.
From your stash of scrap fabrics, cut out different sized strips ranging from 2 ½ inches to 1 ½ inch to 2 inches. Position the middle kite section on top of the batting fabric, lining up both side edges exactly. Attach the short edge of the kite template with fabric glue.
Next, place one of your cut-out stash strips on top of the kite template, right side facing, and sew in place. Flip the strip and press as you go. Repeat with the next strip on the opposite side of the previous strip. Continue adding strips until you have reached the edge. Cut off the excess strip fabrics. Repeat the process with the opposite side of the kite section. use iron to press the whole block.
Flip the block over and trim it to the exact size of the backing square. Repeat with the rest of the blocks.
Stick on 1-inch-wide painting tape on both sides of the kite section. Then, mark a quarter-inch line from the fabric to the tape and line up another piece of tape starting on the marked line. Place two more tapes along the kite section’s side edges.
Sew to quilt the small kite template that you have made from the tape. Remove the tape and place it on top of the remaining blocks that follow. Repeat quilting on the smaller kite.
When all the blocks are done, it is time to attach everything. Place one block on top of another facing the right side and sew a 3/8-inch seam. Press the seam open using an iron. Cut out and line cover strips on top of the back seams using fabric glue. Repeat with the rest of the seams. Sew it in place.
Once you have sewn two rows, place each row on top of each other with the right sides facing you and pin and sew in place. Using the iron, neatly press the fabric.Repeat the cover strip process with the previous strip joined.