Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ticker Tape Tutorial

Say that 5 times fast!

Thought I'd do a small Doll size Ticker Tape Quilt Tutorial! This size quilt is fast and easy. I think I got it done in about 2 episodes of Project Runway (my new guilty pleasure!)

List of Items needed:
Sewing Machine (I use my walking foot for the entire quilt)
2 fat quarters (or 2 scraps of about 18" X 20" fabric)
batting measuring 18" x 20"
basting pins or basting spray- or however you baste!
Straight pins
fabric scraps
pinking shears or pinking rotary cutter
binding or fabric for binding

1. sandwich your 2 fabrics & batting between.

2. Pin/Baste or Spray with your basting spray .

3. Quilt your sandwich. I did just a few big lines across to make a basic diamond shape.

then trim off your excess fabric & batting

4. Start at 1 corner & pin 1/3 of your fabric scraps on. I had to cut some of my fabric scraps even smaller. I generally use about 8-10 different fabric scraps (in multiple sizes so they can be used more than once, but not be placed close together) If your fabric scraps are not cut with pinking shears or a pinking rotary cutting blade, be sure to do so otherwise it will fray really badly after being washed.

5. Carefully do a simple top stitch on top of each piece. I leave about 1/4" around each edging.

6. Pin the rest of your scraps on & secure with stitching. I don't always cut each thread when going from each square to the next. Most definitely do a backstitch at each square's beginning & ending stitch to secure your work & then I will lift off the finished piece & move to the next.

7. After you're done sewing on each piece you'll have this lovely mess of thread. Now you can go and trim each piece and stray threads on both sides.

8. Get your binding & attach.

9. Voi-la! My favorite step is washing it, drying it & seeing how it crinkles up naturally. You'll have to trim a few frayed edges after washing & drying but it shouldn't fray much more than that. I love the frilliness the pinking sheared effect gives to the fabric after being washed!

Doll size quilts are a great scrap buster & make great gifts for little girls, but Do a larger size & you just might be able to clean out those fat quarters that have been sitting around :)


joyce said...

Too cute! I love the doll quilt!

Brianne said...

I love this idea! I have been saving scraps for a quilt. I decided to do mine as a rag quilt and sew smaller sandwiches together. Because I will be clipping the edges between sandwiches would it work if I just cut the scraps rather than use pinking shears? I want the sandwich edges to fray but will the scraps fray to the point they fall off? Thanks!

Karin Marie said...

I'm soooo gonna do this for my daughters! Plus I'm a beginner so it will help me practice & get better at quilting & boost my confidence! I'm excited at how cute & easy this is! Thanks for the tute! They turn out really cute when done!

Karin Marie :)

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

so cute! I love the fabrics you used.

Tara said...

Um, isn't this Amanda Jean's quilt pattern and idea? Did I miss where she got credit? Just thinking this crazy Internet thing we've got going is making us lose focus on the creative mind behind some of these projects. Your's is great, don't get me wrong. But I think it's important to give credit where it's due.

pamb said...

Oh wow, this is so fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing your tutorial and your wonderful idea!!! Such a quick, luscious quilt!!! I have to make one for my granddaughter's dolls now... and one for her to cuddle with as well I think!

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