Sunday, August 5, 2012

Upsized Charm Square baby Quilt instructions

I've had a few queries about my Upsized Charm square baby quilt's that I made here, herehere and here, so I thought I'd blog about the changes I made rather than detailing the instructions in emails to individuals.

To make mine a little larger, I used 1.5 charm square packs (63 squares).... so with two packs it meant I had enough squares to be choosy about which ones I used.

You will need
42 x 5" squares
21 x 5" squares cut in half to make 42x  5x2.5" rectangles
6 x 2.5" strips of white sashing (39.5" each)
2 x 6.5" strips of white sashing for the top and bottom

You can then make 7 rows, each with six 5" squares and six 5x2.5" rectangles alternating between starting the row with the 5" square or the 5x2.5" rectangle

If you want to add a name etc to the borders, just make templates from a word font to applique.

This one is definately my favourite so far.... I just loved the colours:






I hope this helps.

Cheers
Thimbelina

12 comments:

  1. Cindy W Qld,
    Great looking quilts, beautiful fabric.
    I too love the top one, thank you for sharing the up sized instructions.

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  2. All the quilts are gorgeous - love the colours in each one. xxx

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  3. thanks for sharing, I love your quilts :)

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  4. So lovely....thanks for sharing. Hopefully get myself organised one day to do one. I hope your school holidays are going well :)

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  5. What are the finished dimensions on this upscaled quilt?

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  6. I can't get the original link to open up. Will I even need it with the directions that you gave on here?

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  7. For those Anonymous comments that I'm unable to email a reply to:
    The finished quilt measures approximately 56" (140cm) in length and is 39.5" (98.8 cm) wide.
    If you have made a quilt before and know the basics you wont need the Original instructions from Sew Mama Sew to assemble it successfully.

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  8. Your quilts are so pretty! I'm making my first quilt for my 2 yr. Old granddaughters birthday in Dec. This quilt will be a very nice present and keepsake for years to come.

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  9. Fabric collections used would be useful. Beautiful work!

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  10. The rectangles must be 5 x 2.75 not 5 x 2.5.

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  11. Just curious what patterns you recommend to use when quilting this. It's so beautiful and I don't want to mess it up

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  12. Love this quilt! Will be making one for a friend's new granddaughter. Could you tell me how tall the letters and hearts are? My guess is about 3"? Thank you!

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Thanks so much for your comments...... It's nice to know i'm not just talking to myself!