In order to make a queen-sized quilt using 5-inch fabric squares, you need a minimum of 336 squares. Most standard charm packs, or pre-cut 5-inch fabric squares, contain 42 pieces, so eight charm packs can be sewn together to make a queen-sized quilt.
Most queen-sized quilts measure approximately 84 x 92 inches, which includes the quilt drop on all sides of the mattress, and 336 squares should be an ample number of blocks to complete a quilt top, depending upon the pattern used. If you only want to make a quilt to fit the mattress of a queen-sized bed, which would be approximately 60 x 80 inches, then 192 squares cut at 5 inches are needed.Learn More
Baste, when referring to sewing, means to join pieces of fabric together temporarily. The purpose is to hold the pieces together long enough to ensure proper stitching. This is generally done when the fabric is slippery or if there are multiple pieces to be sewn together.Full Answer >
You can print on burlap with an inkjet printer, as long as the burlap piece is stabilized and cut to size first. Grab some freezer paper, an iron, a pair of scissors and a printer to complete this project.Full Answer >
To make a poodle skirt pattern, take a waist measurement with string, and draw two arcs, one for the waist and one for the bottom of the skirt, onto folded fabric. This project requires fabric, string, a tailor's pencil, fabric scissors and a fabric measuring tape. If you plan on making multiple skirts, make the pattern on paper before transferring it to the fabric.Full Answer >
Sewers can make their own king-sized bedspreads by taking mattress measurements, cutting fabric to fit those measurements, sewing the pieces together and then attaching their work onto a backing. This can be done with a single piece of wide fabric or by piecing fabrics together to create a quilted look.Full Answer >