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Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

We have been on quite a journey in creating the Little Fabric Shop Quilt. You have finished six different blocks and now it is time to sew them all together. This is such a satisfying step. I just love to see the blocks sewn to create the finished quilt top! Let’s get started!

 

Completing the Quilt Top Directions:

 

Let’s get started! Below is a PDF pattern download with all the steps to create the quilt top.

 

PDF Download: Completing the Quilt Top

 

General Pattern Information:

FINISHED QUILT SIZE: H: 96” x W: 72”

DIFFICULTY: Advanced Beginner

SEAM ALLOWANCE: 1/4” throughout pattern unless indicated.

DIMENSIONS: are written height x width throughout instructions.

PRIOR TO SEWING: Read all the directions before beginning the project.

SUPPLIES: Ruler, Pins, Iron, ¼-Inch Presser Foot, Sewing Machine

 

We used Cotton + Steel Basics fabric. We have also created a fabric bundle for this quilt and all the fabrics follow the monthly instructions exactly.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Quilt Block Placement:

Using a design wall or a large space on your floor, layout all the quilt blocks as shown in the diagram below. Pay special attention to the direction and placement of the Eccentric Star Blocks as there are two variations of this block.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

General Construction Information:

The quilt blocks will be sewn in sections. This will allow you to more accurately line-up seams and stay organized with block placement.

When you begin sewing your blocks, place a pin at each matching seam. This will allow you to connect the seams in one neat line.

Begin by identifying matching seams.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Place blocks on top of each other with Right Sides facing (Diagram 1). Then pin along aligned seams (Diagram 2).

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial PatternLittle Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

When the two blocks are sewn, the seams should line up. Use this method for all your blocks.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Quilt Top Section Guide:

The diagram below shows the quilt top sections and order of sewing. All seams are pressed open.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Sew Section 1:

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern 

 

Begin by sewing together the center Log Cabin Blocks. And then sew the top and bottom Hourglass Variation Blocks.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Attach the Hourglass Variation Blocks to the Log Cabin Blocks to complete SECTION 1.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Sew Section 2:

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern 

 

Sew together the 4 Road to Oklahoma blocks in each SECTION 2.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Sew Section 3:

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern 

 

Begin by sewing together each pair of Road to Oklahoma blocks and then the pair of Hourglass Variation Blocks for both SECTION 3.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Now sew the center Road to Oklahoma Blocks to the Hourglass Variation Blocks.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Sew the top and bottom Road to Oklahoma Blocks to the center blocks for both SECTION 3.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Sew Section 4:

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern 

 

Sew together the 4 blocks in each SECTION 4. Pay close attention to the direction of the Eccentric Star Blocks.

You will create a total of 2 sets of SECTION 4.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Sew Section 5:

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern 

 

Sew together the 4 blocks in each SECTION 5. Pay close attention to the direction of the Eccentric Star Blocks.

You will create a total of 2 sets of SECTION 5.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Attach Both Section 3 to Either Side of Section 1:

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Attach a Section 4 and Section 5 to Either Side of Section 2:

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Complete the Quilt Top:

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Next Steps:

Congratulations! You have finished the quilt top! For the final month of this progressive quilt journey, we will discuss quilting options and techniques as well as how to hand-sew binding to finish the quilt off. Stay tuned!

 

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We hope that you continue our ten-month Little Fabric Shop Quilt journey. Follow along with the Instagram #littlefabricshopquilt so that we can see your progress and be inspired by your work. Stay up-to-date on this event and all the happenings at Little Fabric Shop by signing up for our Newsletter located on the bottom of our homepage. Happy Sewing!!

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Completing the Quilt Top | A Free Progressive Skills Sewing Tutorial Pattern