Happy Scrappy quilt backing [One Two TREE Quilt Along] » BERNINA Blog

Surprise! Here are the first blog posts with the new Sugaridoo BERNINA quilt pattern.

Also finding it hard to wait for One TREE QAL to start? I can’t wait to get started. So today, I have something for you. I’m sharing the quilt backing pattern. So you can go ahead and start setting that up already.

One quilt two tree along

This blog post is part of One Two TREE Quilt Along. This is the FREE QAL where you will confidently learn your own quilting using freestyle quilting and ruler quilting.

On January 12th we will start sewing the trees. We’ll use those trees as a different pattern quilting fabric in each. We’ll take it slow and start with the basics. You want to join? Start here and read more about quilting along, fabrics, and materials. There you will also see the quilts we make.

There are canvas kits available for QAL on the Sugaridoo online store. But you can also join in your own fabrics, of course.

quilt backing

This support mode is optional. It is perfectly fine to use a large piece of fabric for the back of a quilt. But I thought it would be fun to put together Happy Scrappy support.

QAL finished quilt top measures 51 1/2 x 68 1/2. The batting and quilt backing should be a little larger. Happy Scrappy prop measures 59 1/2 x 76 1/2 inches. Here is how to make it. All measurements include a 1/4″ seam allowance.

There are groups available for this support if you are interested.
(I ship worldwide, and the fabric sets and ruler sets are still available and shipped every week.)

volatile sector

If you are sewing with a backing set, you will find 2 1/2 strips there. From these strips you will make the scaly support and the intermittent strapping.

From 2 1/2 inch strips, cut 3 to 8 inch pieces (or as short or as long as you like). Sew it into one long, zigzag strip about 200 inches long.

please note: Feel free to start with a shorter chopping tape and add pieces to it along the way. When you read the entire pattern before you start, you’ll see that we don’t need a 200″ strip in one piece 😉 It’s just an indication of how much duffel you’ll need.

If you are making this quilt using your own fabrics, you can dive into a scrap bin and cut two 2 1/2 inch wide strips of scrap fabric.

fabric backing

For this support, you will need 3 meters (3 1/4 yards) of background fabric.

Cut the following pieces of background fabric.

  • A: 4 times 17 1/2 x 9
  • B: 8 times 7 x 9
  • A: 30 1/2 x 76 1/2″
  • Depth: 10 1/2 x 76 1/2″

sewing cubes

Now we can start sewing. We’ll start with our coarse tape and four pieces. Sew pieces of coarse tape along side 9 of the rectangles.

sew cubes b

Take two pieces of Type B and sew a piece of split tape to the 7-inch side and then a piece of split tape on the longer side, as in the photo below.

Let’s call this the left.

Then take 2 pieces of type B and first sew a piece of choppy tape to the 7″ side and then a piece of split tape To the other longer side, as in the image below.

Let’s call these blocks B-right

Take the other 4 pieces of B and sew a piece of choppy tape to side 7. Next you will sew a piece of coarse tape Both sides are longer.

We will call these B-double blocks.

We will now combine the B-left and B-double blocks into the block you see below. Make two of these.

Combine the B-right and B-double blocks into the block you see below. Also make two of those.

quilt assembly

All the basic building blocks are in place to support our Happy Scrappy comforter. We’re almost done!

Sew blocks A and B together, alternating as you can see in the figure below. Then add the pieces C and D, and you’re done.

You have the first in place for a single twin tree quilt.

Will you provide special support? Or will you use one piece of cloth?

See you in a few weeks for the first tree pattern!
Hug, Irene

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