Learn how to make a simple four-patch baby quilt with this easy step-by-step tutorial by Diary of a Quilter.
Even if you are a first-time quilter, you’ll be able to create a shweshwe quilt that is both beautiful and functional by following the tutorial below:
Match 72 squares up into contrasting pairs. Sew squares together using a 1/4″ seam.
You can ‘chain’ them through quickly without even cutting the thread. Press seam to one side.
Match each pair with a contrasting pair and sew together to create 18 four-patch blocks Press seam to one side. These blocks should come out as 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ unfinished.
Layout quilt blocks into seven rows of five blocks each. Start with a four-patch block in the first row and an 8 1/2″ square block in the second row.
Sew squares into rows, pressing seams toward the 8 1/2″ square blocks. This will create nesting seams when you go to sew the rows together and make the assembly much easier as well as matching up points. Sew rows together and press seams all the same direction.
Layer quilt top with batting and backing and baste together. Quilt as desired.
For Binding sew 2 1/2″ x wof strips end to end.
And you’re done!