Do you want a free gingham quilt pattern and tutorial? I am sharing how I made this pattern a little different from other gingham quilt patterns, and also sharing a FREE download for the quilt pattern. GET FREE PATTERN HERE.
My name is Elizabeth Chappell, and I am the owner of Quilters Candy. I write quilt patterns, am offering a course on how to sell and write quilt patterns, and I host an online modern quilt guild. I am excited to share this tutorial and free pattern on Amy’s blog.
Every other gingham quilt pattern I found had a border that didn’t make my OCD tendencies happy. If you notice most Gingham Quilts have a border with mis-matching fabrics. That is why I created this new pattern with a border that has matching fabrics on all sides. Note the difference in these two photos:
I wanted a Gingham Quilt pattern that looked like the quilt on the bottom. I wanted a border that had matching fabrics on all sides. Yet I couldn’t find a gingham pattern (for free or for purchase) that had that. So I decided to write one, using the simplified strip piecing method. Get the free pattern HERE.
To make a gingham quilt, there is an easier way than cutting each square and sewing them together. This easier method is called Strip Piecing. This is what strip piecing entails:
All you need to do now is decide what fabrics you want to use to make your gingham quilt! Be sure to use the hashtags #QuiltersCandy and #GinghamLove so we can see your finished quilt.
If you like this tutorial, be sure to visit my other free tutorials, like this one on DIY Spray Starch. Not to mention using spray starch to make your quilt will help your points to match!
More photos of my two versions, one with orange fabrics, the other with blues.
Orange fabrics: Warp and Weft by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Ruby Star Society. Colors: Warp Weft Wovens Persimmon, Warp Weft Wovens Dahlia, and Warp Weft Wovens Natural. Backing, Leos Orchard by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics.
Blue Fabrics: Peppered Cotton by Cottoneer in the following colors: Lake, Fog, and Oyster.
September 22, 2023
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