Personalize It! Checkerboard Lap Quilt Tutorial

 

Note: Any instructions with [brackets], refers you to the Technique Page in the Library of this site for printable free how-tos.

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The initial block can be incorporated into any quilt.
Add borders to it, to make it larger, if that's required.

I chose to use mine within this Checkerboard Lap Quilt.
I used black with white prints (dark) and white with black prints (light).

 

 

Finished Lap Quilt Size: 48" x 48"

1. Cut fabrics Dark + Light [Rotary Cutting] fabrics into 2" squares.
You will need 270 dark and 270 light squares.

2. Sew the dark & light squares into pairs.
I press my seams open, but feel free to make them into 4 patches any way you prefer.

3. Pair each pair and sew them together, matching the seams, into 4-Patch units.

4. Lay out the units, into larger blocks, as follows below:

[Use the photo above as a guide.]

Row #1: Each of the 6 16-Patch blocks contain 4~4-Patch units.

Row #2: 3 24-Patch blocks each containing 6~4-Patch units.
One 36-Patch block containing 9~4-Patch units.
The Initial block.

Row #3: Each of the 6 24-Patch blocks contain 6~4-Patch units.

Row #4: Each of the 6 16-Patch blocks contain 4~4-Patch units.

Row #5: Each of the 6 16-Patch blocks contain 4~4-Patch units.

    Sew [Machine Piecing] the units and blocks together, matching the seams.

     ~Sew the rows, matching the seams.

Note: Members can see my best Tips & Tricks for Pretty Patchwork with Open Seams, in the Schoolhouse section.

 

 

     

 

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