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Beginner Quilting - Instructions For Making Lap Quilt

May 27, 2008
Predominantly quilts that fit the size of your lap are termed as lap quilts, lap quilts are comfy, soft and tender felt. Laps quilts are similar to those like a bed quilts just the size is smaller.

If you like yours to be that extra bit cozier you can simply do that by adding more batting but as a precaution prewash the fabric, find the right fabric and do iron it if it is cotton so as to compress the batting.

If the material is a wash & wear type then iron is not a must as the fabric will not get furrowed and craggy on washing. Here below is the list of instructions to be followed while making a lap quilt.

TOOLS AND SUPPLIES THAT ARE REQUIRED:

* Customary sewing machine

* Spray starch

* Rotary cuter

* Embroidery needles - general size 12

* Iron

* Needles

* Cutting mat

* Quilt batting

* Fabric in 4 colors or 4 shades.

* Pins- beaded head

* Design for block quilt

* Rotary ruler

Instructions For Making Lap Quilt

1. Buy 3 yards of blended cotton fabric (Wash and Wear). Harmonize colors and patterns. Play with color combinations as you please, pick your favourite pink color or have blue outlines also make sure your you have all other supplies stored before hand.

2. We recommend Prewash of fabrics as a necessity. As some fast color may go dull or even rub on to your quilt later on so prewash it and let get dried completely, there are chances of the fabric shrinking too.

Dry up the fabric and then proceed to iron the material once you have sprayed starch to it. Take extra care of keeping the fabric absolutely dry and hard sans wrinkles.

3. Thereafter, on a place mat lay the fabrics one over the other like a heap. With the use of a scale slice nearly 150, 3 and half inch by 3 and half inch squares applying a rotary cutter. All the squares you cut should be of similar dimensions and importantly without edging or irregular.

4. Now decide the pattern of the quilt and lay the squares that way. Permit for 10 strings of 15 squares. Arrange the cut material (squares) for each particular string in different plies.

5. First stitch each string of those squares thus making individual rows. 1/4-inch seams are then to be stitched. Iron the joints smoothly. Thereafter stitch the entire individual rows as one and you should have in hand a ten by fifteen square quilt.

6. Take your selected batting material and put it over the piecing. Place the piecing in such a manner that the upper side is facing the mat while the side that has stitches visible should face the batting. Next, put your lining fabric on it.

7. Once that is done, we have three things, the batting, the piecing and the lining fabric. Your task shall be to stitch them all or co join them using a sewing machine. Experimentation with different design patterns should be avoided at a beginner's stage.

8. Spruce surplus batting by cutting the side threads or nets of the quilt. Pin casing to the border of that quilt on all the corners stretching on the outer side. A sewing machine can be used to sew the binding. Extra threading can be cut away.

As the weekend sets in I am sure you'd like to relax in front of the television, enjoying your favourite programming with your cozy lap quilt to warm you.
About the Author
Learn how to quilt with free online baby quilting instructions and beginner pattern quilting when you visit http://www.quilthowto.com, written by experienced crafter, Jennifer Walter.
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