If you’ve been quilting for even a short time, you likely have fabric scraps. And chances are some of them are long and strippy. This week’s Friday Freebie is a perfect free quilt pattern to use up those long, strippy scraps and create a stunning wall or baby quilt. I know our readers love free baby quilt patterns so I’m sure you’re going to enjoy the smaller version of Super Strings, based on a queen size quilt designed by Molly Black:
Stunning, yes? Although the shapes are quite basic, the scrappy fabrication lends depth and interest to the design (while using up your leftovers!). This blue/cream/green fabrication is beautiful, but you can see how easy this free quilt pattern would be to adapt to any 3-color scheme you like.
No worries…you don’t have to piece those strippy triangle shapes individually. The construction is actually very easy:
Fabric strips are sewn together into strip sets, and then cut apart into pieced triangles using a template. Instructions and measurements for making the template are included in the quilt pattern.
If your fabric scraps aren’t all width-of-fabric, you can always piece them into longer strips before beginning.
Once the triangles are cut, they’re sewn into pairs to make pieced squares and then assembled to make the quilt top. Easy peasy!
Download the Super Strings wall or baby quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday FREEbie.
If you’d like to make the queen size version of Super Strings and don’t yet have a copy of the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, you can purchase print and digital copies of the magazine here, or download the pattern separately from our online shop.