Sew a 3'x5' Quilt Before Waffles and Coffee! Yes! Simple and Fast!

5 Materials
2 Hours

You Can Create a Fun 3'x5' Quilt in 7 Simple, Lightening Fast Steps All Before Waffles and Coffee!

The Secret??? 6" Squares.

No Fancy Cutting and Matching to create Patterns with Shapes. The Beauty of this Quilt is in the Mixing of Fabrics and Patterns. A Crazy Quilt created from Simple 6" Square Blocks. The Sewing is Fast and the Results are So Very Fun!

Gather the Fabric to Create the 6" Squares.

Mix Cotton, Flannel, Linen Fabrics in Fun Patterns and Solids.

Cut the Fabric into 6" Squares.

A rotary cutter set makes cutting the squares fast and easy.

Rotary Cutter set - Amazon Here.

Sew the Squares Side to Side to Create Rows.

Six - 6" squares will create a 3' row. A perfect width for a child's quilt.

Sew 10 Rows to make the 5' Length.

10 Rows will create a 5' long Quilt Top.

The sewing goes fast...row after row.

When you have 10 rows completed, spread the Rows out on a table and design your Quilt Top.

Once You Love Your Design, Sew the 10 Strips together to create the Quilt Top.

Try to line up the corners of the squares to keep the rows straight. But a little wonky adds to the charm. :)

Cut 1 piece of Flannel for the Quilt Back.

The Back is larger than the Quilt Top. The Back will wrap around to the front to create an Edge. A Flannel Back is the perfect snuggle fabric for the Quilt Back.

Make a Quilt Sandwich - Quilt Top, Batting Middle, Flannel Back.

First, Lay down the Flannel Back. Next add the Batting - Smooth out any lumps or wrinkles. Finish by topping with the Quilt Top. The Quilt Sandwich.

Wrap the Back to the Quilt Top to create Edging. Pin to secure.
Sew the Edging to the Quilt Top.

Sew around the edges to frame and secure the Quilt Top.

"Stitch in the Ditch" - Stitch the rows to secure the Quilt.

Top Stitch between the horizontal rows across the quilt. Then Top Stitch between the Long Vertical Rows down the quilt. Top Stitching or "quilting" keeps all the layers in place.

You're Done! And Sew So Cute!

And there is Plenty of Time to Make the Waffles and Coffee!

Mmm...Delicious. Both the Waffles and the Quilt!

Waffle Iron - Amazon... Here.

Suggested materials:

  • Fabric cut into 6" squares for the Quilt Top   (JoAnn's Fabrics)
  • Flannel fabric for the Quilt Back - 3 Yards   (JoAnn's Fabrics)
  • Mickey Mouse Waffle Iron   (Amazon)
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  • Debbe Debbe on Nov 16, 2020

    I have never made a quilt, but I will now. You made it seem easy. Thanks for all the pertainent steps!

    However, knowing me, it will take me through many meals before it's completed. My husband and daughter both love themed T-shirts and suggested I make a quilt from their well worn discards. Now I feel ready to approach the challenge.

  • Doodle T and Me! Doodle T and Me! on Nov 16, 2020

    Thanks Susan - it's a fun project that creates great gifts!