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Create a strip quilt for your own home, or as a gift to someone special. Handmade quilts provide sentimental value and are a thoughtful gift to anyone. It's a wonderful project for showcasing your skills and adding your own style and flair using different fabrics, colours and stitches.


MATERIALS NEEDED

  • 100% cotton fabric
  • 9 fabric colours x various sized strips (width of fabric - WOF)
  • Grey sewing thread
  • Quilt Batting 1.5m x 1.7m
  • 100% Cotton backing fabric 1.5m x 1.7m
  • Quilting thread
  • Quilt binding 100% cotton approximately 40cm (dependent on how wide the quilt is)

METHOD

1. Cut the following 16 strips from the various cotton fabrics:

Strip size x WOF # of Strips
1 ½" 1
2 ½" 2
3" 1
3 ½" 3
4" 3
4 ½" 1
5 ½" 1
6" 3
6 ½" 1

2. Using a ¼" seam, piece the strips together. Mix the strips and colours together ensuring none of the same size strips and colours are stitched together.

3. Piece all the strips together, ironing as you go. Square up the quilt top.

4. Stay stitch around the outside of the quilt top at the shortest points prior to sandwiching the quilt, batting and backing together. This will support the outside edges and minimise the stretch.

5. Lay the backing fabric onto your work surface with the wrong side up, then lay the batting on top of it. Lay the quilt top right side up in the center of the batting, double checking that it is in the center of the backing and batting and that any loose threads have been removed. The batting and backing should be approximately 4" bigger all the way around than the patchwork quilt top. We recommend taping or clamping the backing to the surface to ensure it is kept taut.

6. Baste the three layers together choosing your own method, eg. By machine, spray baste, safety pins or hand baste. Check out the video below to assist you with the layering and pinning method. Smooth the surface of the quilt with your hands to remove bunps and wrinkles when basting.

7. Quilt as desired. We have ditch quilted across the strips.

8. Square up your quilt and bind the edges and you are finished!


DONATE SOME TO A CHARITY

These quilts can also be donated to charity. If you want to contribute to a great cause, the charities listed below accept handmade quilts for their patients. Just send your creations in to the mailing address provided. 

Are you a charity that would accept this item? Contact us to have your details added here.

Queensland

Little Stars Kids
Address:
Corporate House, Gasworks
Lobby 1, Level 2, 76 Skyring Terrace,
Newstead QLD 4006
Australia

The quilts will be donated to children aged from 3-12 years old and base colour suggestions are navy/red for boys and green/pink for girls. As the age range is varied, minimal use of overly patterned fabrics is preferred.

Ronald McDonald House
View locations throughout Queensland →

You will need to ensure that your project complies with the following requirements, as these donations will be going to vulnerable children at the Royal Children's Hospital.

  • Quilt is between 100cm and 110cm square
  • Only new materials are to be used
  • The quilt must be clean and free from chemicals, smoke and pet hair
  • The quilt must not have any choking hazards like buttons, beads, gems or rhinestones

New South Wales

Aussie Heroes
Address:
PO Box 248
Cherrybrook NSW 2126
Australia

You will need to ensure that your project complies with Aussie Heroes' requirements. View quilt specifics here →

Wauchope Patchwork Quilters
Address:
PO Box 100
Wauchope NSW 2446
Australia

You will need to ensure that your project complies with the charity requirements. View the quilt specifics here →

Ronald McDonald House
View locations throughout New South Wales →

You will need to ensure that your project complies with the following requirements, as these donations will be going to vulnerable children at the Royal Children's Hospital.

  • Quilt is between 100cm and 110cm square
  • Only new materials are to be used
  • The quilt must be clean and free from chemicals, smoke and pet hair
  • The quilt must not have any choking hazards like buttons, beads, gems or rhinestones

South Australia

Mary Potter Foundation Inc
Address:
Connery House
Calvary North Adelaide Hospital
89 Strangways Terrace
North Adelaide SA 5006
Australia

The Mary Potter Foundation ask that any quilt donation is close to 48" square using lightweight thin wadding.

Ronald McDonald House
View locations throughout South Australia →

You will need to ensure that your project complies with the following requirements, as these donations will be going to vulnerable children at the Royal Children's Hospital.

  • Quilt is between 100cm and 110cm square
  • Only new materials are to be used
  • The quilt must be clean and free from chemicals, smoke and pet hair
  • The quilt must not have any choking hazards like buttons, beads, gems or rhinestones

Victoria

Lifes Little Treasures
Address:
Life’s Little Treasures Foundation
1/21 Eugene Terrace
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Australia

You will need to ensure that your project complies with the following rules, as these donations will be going to vulnerable babies.

  • Please only use new materials
  • Materials need to be clean and free from chemicals, smoke and pet hair
  • Item cannot have any potential choking hazards such as buttons, beads, hems or rhinestones attached

Ronald McDonald House
View locations throughout
Victoria →

You will need to ensure that your project complies with the following requirements, as these donations will be going to vulnerable children at the Royal Children's Hospital.

  • Quilt is between 100cm and 110cm square
  • Only new materials are to be used
  • The quilt must be clean and free from chemicals, smoke and pet hair
  • The quilt must not have any choking hazards like buttons, beads, gems or rhinestones

Western Australia

Comfort Quilts Against Cancer
Address:
Comfort Quilts Against Cancer
PO Box 966
Northam WA 6401
Australia

Ronald McDonald House
View locations throughout Western Australia →

You will need to ensure that your project complies with the following requirements, as these donations will be going to vulnerable children at the Royal Children's Hospital.

  • Quilt is between 100cm and 110cm square
  • Only new materials are to be used
  • The quilt must be clean and free from chemicals, smoke and pet hair
  • The quilt must not have any choking hazards like buttons, beads, gems or rhinestones

Tasmania

Ronald McDonald House
View locations throughout
Tasmania →

You will need to ensure that your project complies with the following requirements, as these donations will be going to vulnerable children at the Royal Children's Hospital.

  • Quilt is between 100cm and 110cm square
  • Only new materials are to be used
  • The quilt must be clean and free from chemicals, smoke and pet hair
  • The quilt must not have any choking hazards like buttons, beads, gems or rhinestones

Australian Capital Territory

Ronald McDonald House
View locations throughout ACT →

You will need to ensure that your project complies with the following requirements, as these donations will be going to vulnerable children at the Royal Children's Hospital.

  • Quilt is between 100cm and 110cm square
  • Only new materials are to be used
  • The quilt must be clean and free from chemicals, smoke and pet hair
  • The quilt must not have any choking hazards like buttons, beads, gems or rhinestones

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