Making a Quilt on a Stick!
1. Choose a quilt block pattern that makes a 12 inch finished block.
2. Using the interfacing provided by the guild, iron one piece to the wrong side of the block backing.
3. Make a quilt sandwich using batting and quilt as desired.
Finishing the Block:
1. Cut 2 (4″) sqaures, fold in half. Line up the raw edges of the resulting triangle with the raw edges of the quilt block – postioning one triangle in each of the top two corners. The triangles are on the BACK of the block.
2, Sew to the block with a 1/8″ seam.
3. Next bind as usual using a 2 inch folded strip – sew to the front, turn to the back and hand sew down.
Casing for the Stick:
1. Cut a piece of fabric that’s 3.5″ X 10″.
2. Turn under 1 of the short ends 1/4″ and sew a “hem”.
3, Fold the strip in half lengthwise, right side together.
4. Sew a scant 1/4″ seam on the strip.
5. Turn the strip inside out.- press with seam in the middle of the back.
6. Fold under the other short side 1/4″ and sew across the strip.
7. Pin to the back – centering the strip vertically. Bottom, hemmed edge should be just above the binding or close to the bottom if you have no binding.
8. Lightly sew the strip to the block.
We are expecting those who purchase the “Quilts on a Stick” to want to remove the casing and to hang the quilt by inserting a dowel in the two top corners. For that reason, sew the strip down in a manner that would make it easy to remove.