Here is my completed mini 'x' quilt, first posted here.
block fabric - 12 charm squares (each 5" square)
contrasting backing fabric - 1/4 yard
border fabric - 1/8 yard
1. Place your charm squares in two stacks, each with six squares, and cut two 5 X 2" strips from each stack. Put one set of each stack aside for now.
2. Cut two strips of background fabric 2" wide by WOF.
3. String-piece ONE strip from each charm onto the background strips. (This is hard to see in this photo with the color of my charms and background. I had just finished stitching the blue piece onto the white background strip, and was beginning the gray.)
4. Cut apart and press. Then cut two 2 X 3 1/2" pieces from each pieced strip. Discard the two little pieces to the left.
5. Lay out your pieces, including the charm strips you set aside in step 1, allowing for the gaps that need to be filled in.
7. Now - stitch it all together, first in diagonal rows, then matching rows together as you stitch. As you stitch the rows together, it'll help if you press each seam before you add more rows.
8. Trim your pointey edges on all four sides, and add a border. For mine, I cut two strips 1 3/4" wide by WOF.
There! Now you have a 16 X 20" mini quilt top ready to be quilted and bound!
If you do make a quilt using this tutorial, I'd love to have you post a picture in my flickr group, Quilting with A Quilter's Table!
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