Peg Spradlin shows us a quick and easy quilting technique for your next project. Fold and Sew Quilts are fun and easy projects that may be a good change of pace after you have completed a long, and tedious quilt. Watch as Peg walks you through the process of creating a fold and sew quilt and get started today!
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Where did you get that beautiful material??
These fabrics were gifted for this project. You could use any colors you like to create this technique.
How do you press your seams on the reverse?
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I’ve been quilting 55 years and never saw this technique it’s wonderful. Do you since you’re using multiple layers of fabric for the top put a batting inside? Do you just put a backing on it and call it done?
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Thank you so much! I’m a beginner and I can’t wait to get started on a quilt using this fold and see technique! You are a very good instructor, thank you for this video!
This video was fantastic. I tried my first quilt like this and so far cannot believe how easy and clean it is. Thank you for posting this video.
New quilter here..Thank you..great idea, never would of thought of that. I would of been trying all ways still struggling to get it right. Great video
What a wonderful idea. I will definitely be trying all of your ideas. Thank you for your video.
amazing ! many thanks for sharing and teaching
I’m having a total DUH moment. I’m doing the pattern that shows the pinwheel in the center. I know it says to baste stitch the triangles on to hold them. However, I am super confused as to how I am to piece this together. Can a video be done to show us ‘visual’ learners?
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Are there written instructions to match video?
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We all need quick and easy methods for this never enough time Quilts. Thanks!
Love these quick quilt ideas for precuts. quick & cute. Thank you, Ava
Us there a book I can purchase paperback
This was a “duh” moment for me. What a brilliant way to come up with a variety of squares without a lot of cutting. I’m sure many of us wish we were so creative. I tend to cut 5″ squares from leftovers fabrics, and love to use precuts for everything. Can’t wait to try this idea in my projects.
I chuckled! This is absolutely brilliant!
Great discovery!! On the last example with the pinwheels design. It would be cool to squash the triangle open and then lightly tack it down to make it even more tactile for a baby. I am enjoying this site thanks!
I totally love this quick and easy quilting method I was thinking of making some for sitting outside at the cabin on those cool evenings. Now I will definitely make some.
Can you tell me the number of charm packs needed to make a queen size quilt ,using your fold and sew technique ? I appreciate your time. Thank you!
Hi Roberta, A standard 86″ x 93″ queen size quilt would require 110 ten inch precuts and 110 five inch precuts. When a 5″ precut is folded into a 10″ precut as shown in the video, the resultant block is 8 1/2″ finished size so the quilt would be a 10 block by 11 block setting. If the customer wants a larger quilt than the 86″ x 93″ they can add multiples of the 8 1/2″ finished size block until they reach the size they want. I can’t say for sure how many precuts are in charm pack-depends on the company that markets them.
WOW! I really enjoyed learning this technique. I am going to try it.
Have just found this wonderful site. I have only recently begun quilting, so access to all this knowledge with a click is incredible. Thank you to all the ladies who so generously share their quilting and sewing know-how. I live in the UK, and am sooo looking forward to learning all I can, Thank you all again.
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This is awesome way to make quilts quick. Thanks for sharing !!!
Wow, wish I had saw this vid when I was teaching a scout troop to sew
Brilliant!!! Thank you so much.
I just found this site last night and so glad because with this brilliant technique I should be able to knock out more charity quilts. Like most quilters I have cupboards and bins full of fabric. I’m involved with Project Love & Care, a local charity for abused/abandoned kids who are going into foster care. We also help Aboriginal communities, a women’s shelter and heard just recently we are now sending to Indonesia. So thank you so much.
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The black screen comes up push play and blinks and goes away. Did this 5 times thank you for your response . Really enjoy and learn from these videos being on a fix budget doesn’t leave much room for leisure expenses so I look for free enjoy ments
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What the blank can’t get the free videos anymore qnc sucks trying to learn stuck at home and handicapped thought this would be a way to learn something new thanks f or nothing
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Love it! Brilliant idea
May be a little waste of fabric, but it’s a big savings of time. Thanks for sharing.
Great idea. The only thing I see is a waste of alot of fabric with the multiple layers. I think I would cut the smaller squares for the triangles. There would be less bulk and make more blocks. You could also cut away the back layer for less bulk. You would still have a quicker block assembly using your method but less bulk and more fabric to use in the long run. The cut away areas can be used in scrap quilts etc.
That was great , Many thanks