Did you know you could prep a Quilt with your ScanNCut?
Ashley Morrisson AKA Applelover53 shows us all how with the fantastic Fabric mat, your SDX ScanNCut and the Fabric blade you can Make cutting and designing for a Quilt a pleasure!
Over to you Ashley;
1/2 Square Triangle Patchwork Cushion
To make this Quilt cushion cover I have used 4 different pattern fabrics and white as the accent.
Basic Shapes Pattern Number BA-A037 (SDX2200D)
Choose pattern number BA-A037
Size to 2.5” add 1/4” seam allowance within the settings of your machine
Choose 12 total
Arrange on your screen mat using the auto arrange function, from within the edit>object edit icons
Load the mat with your first piece of fabric right side down
Load the pen holder and air erasable pen
From within the setting set your machine to draw
Once done do not unload the mat, take the pen holder out of the machine and load the fabric auto blade
Tell the machine to cut
Cut a further 6 shapes from the second piece of pattern fabric of the same colour, repeating the drawing and cutting steps
Repeat for all 4 colours
You should have a total of 64 - 1/2 square triangles
Cut the white fabric the same way in batches of 12 you need 64 in total.
You should now have 64 white 1/2 square triangles and 64 patterned ones made up up of 4 different fabrics
Sew 1 white triangle to each of the pattern ones with right sides together along the bottom (you are making squares)
Follow the ScanNcut drawn line for accurate sewing
They should look like the top photo
Iron each piece open and lay them out in your desired pattern.
I laid mine out in rows of 8 (shown in the second photo as a row of 4) which I doubled
I sewed 4 at a time.
Once you have your blocks of 4
Lay them out again right side up in the order you previously arranged them (this helps to keep your pattern in order)
You should have 4 x 5inch blocks per row
Sew your rows together
The finished size should be 20x20”
Lay a piece of fabric 21x21” right side down
Place the 19x19” wadding/batting on top centrally (I use batting 1” smaller so that the seams are not bulky when sewing the quilted sandwich to the backing fabric later)
Lay the 20x20” patchwork piece on top right side up
Pin through all three layers and quilt as you like.
I sewed straight lines vertically and horizontally and also some stitch in the ditch lines
Once done trim away any access backing fabric
This is the front of the cushion and should measure 20x20”
Your quilting front panel should look like this.
Overlock or zig zag around all 4 edges of the front and back fabrics (this will keep the fabric at 20x20”
Decide on which is the bottom of your front and back fabric
Turn a 1/2” hem all along this overlocked/zig zagged edge
Put the right sides together and sew 2.0” along the creased fold line on either end of the bottom as shown here
The front and back should now be attached together with an opening of 16” in the middle
Open out the fabric with wrong side facing up and the center fold opened flat
Mark from the outside of each end 1-1/4”
this is the placement line for the zip
Position the zip face down
Zip should be at least 17.5” long, (if bigger cut excess away once sewn in place)
Make sure the zipper pull is open about 2” before the end of the placement mark to keep it out of the way
Sew the zip in place around all 4 sides
Trim away any excess if required
Once sewn in place it should look like the bottom photo
Make sure the zip is open at least half way
Fold right sides together
Pin or clip the three remaining sides and sew closed.
Turn right side out
Insert 20x20” cushion pad
Enjoy your finished Make!