Thursday, December 18, 2008

measurements for flea market fancy quilt

edit...after further calculations, I changed the yardage requirement for the sashing fabric from 2 1/3 to 2 3/4 yards. (see below.)

First off, I'd like to thank Alissa for her inspiration AND her willingness to let me share this pattern with all of you.

Here are the measurements I used for my flea market fancy quilt top....

cut a 5" inch square for the center of the block.
you will need 20.
cut 2 rectangles 3.5" x 5"

and 2 rectangles 3.5" x 11".

assemble the block with a 1/4" seam allowance.

each 1/4 yard (I used 1/4 yards, not fat quarters for this, but FQ's would work, too) will yield enough pieces to border 2 blocks.

you will need 10 quarter yards for the outsides of the blocks.

make 20 blocks.


for the sashing:


I used bleached muslin. you will need 2 3/4 yards.


first, cut 2 border pieces 5" x 80 1/2" (cut this lengthwise, not selvage to selvage, to avoid seams). set this aside for your final borders. (these will be placed vertically)

 

cut 6 border/sashing pieces 5" x 56". (these will be placed horizontally)


cut 15 sashing pieces 5" x 11". (these will be placed vertically)


Assemble your quilt top.


It will measure approximately 65" x 80.5" when finished.


In the original quilt, Alissa placed some of the center blocks off center, and that can be done easily, just make sure that your square measures 11" when assembled. or you can make the block oversized and then trim as needed.


If you have any questions, I'll try to answer them in the comments. If you make a quilt using these measurements, I'd love to see it!

44 comments:

Nichole said...

Oooo, this may be my first real quilt! How fun and thanks for sharing the pattern! I just made my first "quilts" as baby doll quilts so i could get a feel for things. I am now addicted!
(click on my name if you want to see them!)
thanks for your inspiration!
Nichole

Joan Frances said...

Thank you for posting this. I've been wanting to make a vintage sheet quilt and thought perhaps I would use something different than the 10 inch squares you used. I am going to use the flea market pattern instead. I haven't made a quilt since my 29 nine year old son was young but the bug has bit and I think I am ready to give it a try. Thank You for the daily encouragement your site provides.

pricklypearbloom said...

Thank you both for sharing!

debbiejune said...

Thanks and what a great quilt to start this new year. Your instructions are wonderful as usual.

teodo said...

Thanks Amandajean.
Your instruction are a treasure.
ciao ciao

Erin S. said...

Thanks so much for the measurements and what perfect timing! I had found a picture of a quilt with this exact pattern and was planning on trying to figure out some measurements for it, but you beat me to it! Now I just have to expand it to a California King size...

Darci said...

I was just going to sit down with my mom to figure out the math (the one thing I hate about sewing) on the quilt you made because I love it! Now I don't have to, thanks. Once I start if I have any questions I will post another comment. Thanks.

Elizabeth said...

i'm going to try one like this, too. i really like the colors bordered by the white!

Jackie said...

Thank you very much for sharing! It really helps.

Chara Michele said...

Oh thanks for sharing this! :)

driftwood said...

thank you, I have a pack of 5inch charm squares, and now I have the perfect project for them!

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing this, I will have to maybe give it a try one of these days!

Lee-Anne Gilbert said...

Thanks so much for sharing... Your work is as always, stunning... Lx

Jessica said...

I think I have the perfect fabric for this right downstairs... Thanks so much for sharing the info!

JasonsMum said...

Thank you for sharing the info. Think this will be my next quilt!

Zarina said...

Thank you so much Amanda and Alissa for sharing.

I will most definitely make this quilt using layer cake. That means I have to make adjustment to the dimension. Will let you know of the progress.

Barbie said...

Thanks both of you. I can't wait to get this one started. The directions are great. Thanks a million.

J said...

Thanks so much for the directions. It looks like a really fun quilt!

Pari said...

I LOVE your quilts, your instructions, your blog! You are truly inspiring! Thank you so much for taking the time to show us what you do. One question: I was wondering if you press your fabrics before cutting and after each sewing step. It doesn't look like it, yet your quilts always look so beautiful and perfect! Do you wait until all the blocks are together to press? I would love to be able to eliminate all the pressing I do in between each step, as it would save so much time! Thanks for your help.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Such a great simple quilt! Thanks to you and Alissa for sharing :)

amandajean said...

Pari,

I DO press my fabrics before cutting and after each step, even if it doesn't look like it. pressing is SO important.

amandajean

edinadevine said...

THANK YOU so much for sharing the instructions!! And thanks to Alissa, too! This is a stunning quilt!

Philigry said...

thank you for this. i was going to email you today about the sashing. i am going to make addison a quilt like this after christmas. I thought maybe i could use some scraps, but i think i need to go get more fabric. I just don;t think i have enough scraps. I have not bought fabric since october, and that was just for the robes! can't wait!
thanks for taking the time to do this!

Alexis said...

i love this! i'm just starting to attempt to make quilts, but i don't know whats the best way to to finish a piece. any suggestions? i like when quilts have decorative stitches, but i have no idea how to do that.
thanks and happy holidays!

Pari said...

Thanks for letting me know about the pressing, Amanda Jean! You're right, that is a very important step, I just thought maybe I could save a little time! :)

kat @ Taylor Made designs said...

I love your comment about pressing. The few times I have sewn up something, I feel I always get better results by always ironing in between each set I do :)

amandajean said...

Alexis,

I have several tutorials on my sidebar for how to finish your quilts. first check out the "one way to baste a quilt" tutorial. then you will want to check out the one is labeled "free motion quilting" tutorial, complete with video (but no sound). that should get you well on your way to finishing your quilt. then, to finish, view the binding and labeling tutorials...and you should be all set. I hope this helps!!!

aj

jacquie said...

thanks...i need to use some of that flea market fancy (thanks to you!) and i've been wanting to do this forever. you're the best!

Renee said...

What a fabulous and informative blog you have! I love your quilt projects, instructions and pictures, very nicely done. :)

julia said...

Thanks so much for sharing!
I've admired the quilts for a 'long' time...I love the simple yet gorgeous design!
Merry Christmas,
Julia

Lisa from Git Down Kitty said...

Hi! I have to tell you, last week I sat and read every single one of your archived posts. I love your blog! I love the fabrics you pick and the patterns you use, all of it.

I have been quilting for a while, but am mostly self-taught. I used your binding tutorial a couple weeks ago and it worked so much better than what I had always been doing.

So thank you so much for all the time you put into your quilts and your blog! (You inspired me to start my own!)

crazyquiltlady said...

I love this quilt - great idea to use up stash material - It is a gotta do project

Rebekah said...

thanks for sharing this! I think I want to make a scrap quilt based on these measurements.

Emily said...

Whoo Hoo! Thanks for the measurements. I'm starting this one for my sisters big 4-0 present in March!

Contented Caroline said...

Thanks for your tutorial - I may well be making a few of these up for Christmas presents 2009!!!

PeakmoreAcademy said...

I just ordered fabrics to make this quilt (the blocks, will buy the muslin once the blocks are all made up)

Question--- would this fit a queen size bed? Your appx. measurements seem like it would, but i didn't know "how approximate" the measurements truly were.

Also

PeakmoreAcademy said...

(my previous comment didn't post the whole thing.. here is the rest...)

Just wondering if i missed somewhere on your blog... what kind of batting you use in your quilts. (ALso, if different what specifically was used in the flea market quilt)

thank you! I can't wait to get started on this one!

amandajean said...

PeakmoreAcademy,

i use warm and white cotton battting for all my quilts. this would not fit a queen bed. it will (barely) fit a twin/single bed. if you want it to fit a queen you can always make more blocks.

hope this helps!

aj

PeakmoreAcademy said...

Thanks for replying w/ the info on the batting. This will be my first real quilt & i can't wait to make it!

yeah, i realized i'd messed up on the "will it fit a queen" after i'd posted (but no way to edit comment, LOL) when i looked again at the RIGHT row in a chart i was looking at. Thanks for your help!!!

Lori in South Dakota said...

Thank you for the great tutorial. I like the solid sashing, I have lots of plain Kona here so I can try it. I was also gifted a large stack of Novelty squares--I feel a project coming on!

petits d├ętails said...

Thanks so much for sharing this pattern and for inspiring us with your wonderful quilting skills.

sewinginthegap said...

I have just finished my attempt at this quilt.....Its lovely, thank you so much for the pattern, it made it easy to do.

Teresa said...

Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. I just finished making this quilt and it really was fun to make. Thanks Again!

Anonymous said...

Love this quilt, and it seems like a good one to make your first! One question: How many different fabrics did you use to make up the blocks? Thanks!!!!

Krista (sewitpretty1(at)yahoo.com)