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How To’s Day: Border Blast Quilt by The Quilted Button

September 15th, 2015 by Camelot Fabrics

Hi everyone,

 

 

 

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having a great day. It’s the last day to enter our Star Wars: The Force Awakens Giveaway on our Facebook Page.

 

Time for today’s How To’s Day! This week, we are featuring one of our free quilt patterns – Border Blast by The Quilted Button. The Border Blast is a fun play on different types of borders to create a quilt pattern , including checkered rectangles and different width-ed borders. We chose to keep this one simple (though it also looks great with our designs – such as with our What a Gem Collection) by using our Fresh Solids. Different shades of blues and purples combine to create this bold and blocked quilt.

 

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Want to make your own Border Blast Quilt? Click MORE to see the full tutorial.

BORDER BLAST QUILT
Pattern Designer: Larene Smith of The Quilted Button
Fabric Featured: Fresh Solids by Camelot Design Studio

 

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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Rotary Cutter, Mat, Rulers, Straight Pins, Sewing machine, and Threads to match your fabrics.

 

NOTES:
– Please wash, dry & iron your fabric before beginning.
– Sew all seams with an accurate 1/4” allowance.
– Press all seams open to reduce bulk.
– WOF = width of fabric.
– This quilt is composed of an 18” x 23” center block outlined by (10) borders.

 

STEP 1: CUTTING THE FABRIC

1. Fabric H – Cut (1) rectangle at 18-1/2” x 23-1/2” – Center.

2. Fabric I – Cut (8) strips at 5-1/4” x WOF – Border 10.
– Sew all the strips together at the 5-1/4” edge then sub-cut into (2) 5-1/4” x 65-1/2” rectangles (Sides) and (2) 5-1/4” x 70” rectangles (Top and Bottom).

3. Fabric J – Cut (2) strips at 5-1/2” x WOF
– Sub-cut into (8) 5-1/2” squares – Border 6.

4. Fabric K – Cut (1) strip at 5-1/2” x WOF
– Sub-cut into (4) 5-1/2” squares – Border 6 Corners.

5. Fabric E – Cut (2) strips at 3” x WOF – Border 2.

6. Fabric F – Cut (1) strip at 5-1/2” x WOF
– Sub-cut into (6) 5-1/2” squares – Border 6.

7. Fabric G – Cut (8) strips at 2-1/2” x WOF – Binding and (2) strips at 5-1/2” x WOF
– Sub-cut 5-1/2” strips into (8) 5-1/2” squares – Border 6.

8. Fabric L – Cut (13) strips at 1-1/2” x WOF – Borders 1, 4 and 8
Sew all the strips together at the 1-1/2” edge then sub-cut into the following:
a. (2) 1-1/2” x 23-1/2” rectangles – Border 1 Sides.
b. (2) 1-1/2” x 20-1/2” rectangles – Border 1 Top and Bottom.
c. (2) 1-1/2” x 39-1/2” rectangles – Border 4 Sides.
d. (2) 1-1/2” x 36-1/2” rectangles – Border 4 Top and Bottom.
e. (2) 1-1/2” x 59-1/2” rectangles – Border 8 Sides.
f. (2) 1-1/2” x 56-1/2” rectangles – Border 8 Top and Bottom.

9. Fabric A – Cut (21) strips at 2-1/2” x WOF – Borders 3, 5, 7 and 9
Sew all the strips together at the 2-1/2” edge then sub-cut into the following:
a. (2) 2-1/2” x 35-1/2” rectangles – Border 3 Sides.
b. (2) 2-1/2” x 34-1/2” rectangles – Border 3 Top and Bottom.
c. (2) 2-1/2” x 41-1/2” rectangles – Border 5 Sides.
d. (2) 2-1/2” x 40-1/2” rectangles – Border 5 Top and Bottom.
e. (2) 2-1/2” x 55-1/2” rectangles – Border 7 Sides.
f. (2) 2-1/2” x 54-1/2” rectangles – Border 7 Top and Bottom.
g. (2) 2-1/2” x 61-1/2” rectangles – Border 9 Sides.
h. (2) 2-1/2” x 60-1/2” rectangles – Border 9 Top and Bottom.

10. Fabric B – Cut (1) strip at 5-1/2” x WOF
– Sub-cut into (4) 5-1/2” squares – Border 6.

11. Fabric C – Cut (3) strips at 5-1/2” x WOF
– Sub-cut into (20) 5-1/2” squares – (12) for Border 2 and (8) for Border 6.

12. Fabric D – Cut (2) strips at 3” x WOF – Border 2.

 

STEP 2: BORDER 1

13. Sew the Fabric L Border 1 Sides to each side of the Fabric H Center.

14. Sew the Fabric L Border 1 Top and Bottom to finish at 20-1/2” x 25-1/2”.

STEP 3: BORDER 2

15. Sew (1) Fabric E 3” strip to (1) Fabric D 3” strip to make a new strip at 5-1/2” x WOF.
– Make (2) then sub-cut into (20) 5-1/2” x 3” rectangles.

16. Sew (2) of the rectangles together to make a 5-1/2” square 4-Patch.
– Make (10).

17. Sew the pieces together as follows:
a. SIDES – Fabric C
– 5-1/2” square, 4-Patch, 4-Patch, 4-Patch, Fabric C 5-1/2” square to measure 5-1/2” x 25-1/2”
– Make (2) and sew to each side.
b. TOP and BOTTOM
– Fabric C 5-1/2” square, Fabric C 5-1/2” square, 4-Patch, 4-Patch, Fabric C 5-1/2” square, Fabric C
5-1/2” square to measure 5-1/2” x 30-1/2”
– Make (2) and sew to the top and bottom.

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18. Border 2 will measure 30-1/2” x 35-1/2” from this point on each time you sew a border on it will be referred to as the CENTER.

 

STEP 4: BORDERS 3, 4, & 5

19. Sew the Fabric A Border 3 Sides onto the Center then sew the Fabric A Border 3 Top and Bottom to measure 34-1/2” x 39-1/2”.

20. Sew the Fabric L Border 4 Sides onto the Center then sew on the Fabric L Border 4 Top/Bottom to measure 36-1/2” x 41-1/2”.

21. Sew the Fabric A Border 5 Sides onto the Center then sew on the Fabric A Border 5 Top and Bottom to measure 40-1/2” x 45-1/2”.

 

STEP 5: BORDER 6

22. Sides – Sew the 5-1/2” squares together as follows to measure 5-1/2” x 45-1/2” – Make (2):
– Fabric E, Fabric C, Fabric J, Fabric B, Fabric F,
Fabric B, Fabric J, Fabric C, Fabric E
– Sew (1) to each side of the Center.

23. Top and Bottom – Sew the 5-1/2” squares together as follows to measure 5-1/2” x 50-1/2” – Make (2)
– Fabric K, Fabric E, Fabric C, Fabric J, Fabric F,
Fabric F, Fabric J, Fabric C, Fabric E, Fabric K
– Sew to the top and bottom of the center to finish Border 6 at 50-1/2” x 55-1/2”.

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STEP 6: BORDERS 7, 8, 9, & 10

24. Sew the Fabric A Border 7 Sides to the Center then sew the Fabric A Border 7 Top and Bottom to measure 54-1/2” x 59-1/2”.

25. Sew the Fabric L Border 8 Sides to the Center then sew the Fabric L Border 8 Top and Bottom to measure 56-1/2” x 61-1/2”.

26. Sew the Fabric A Border 9 Sides to the Center then sew the Fabric A Border 9 Top and Bottom to measure 60-1/2” x 65-1/2”.

27. Sew the Fabric I Border 10 Sides to the Center then sew the Fabric I Border 10 Top and Bottom to finish the quilt top at 70” x 75”.

 

STEP 7: FINISHING THE QUILT

28. Layer the backing, batting, and quilt top and quilt as desired.

29. Using the Fabric G 2-1/2” strips, sew on the binding to finish the quilt.

 

 

We hope you liked this week’s tutorial! If you decide to create this quilt, we’d love to see. You can always send your pictures to us by mail, or tag us on social media. Have a marvelous day!

 

 

 

 

Happy Sewing!

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