22 x Fat Eights (Large print fabrics work best with this design)
1.4m of denim fabric
2m x 1.5 m of backing fabric
2m x 1.5m of wadding
50cm of binding fabric
Sewing machine and assorted accessories
Using the 22 fat eights and AQ55160 GO! Rectangle, cut 4 rectangles from each fabric.
From denim, cut
Using AQ55024 GO! Strip 1 ½” cut 20 strips
Using AQ55025 GO! Strip 2” cut 11 strips. Sub cut these into 2” by 4 ½”.
Technique Tip:Remember to start by cutting fewer layers of denim fabric and building up the layers. Depending on the thickness of your fabric, you may only be able to 4 layers at any one time.Technique Tip:As I didn’t have a 4 ½” strip die handy, I used the AQ55160 GO! Rectangle die to sub cut. Simply lay the strip parallel to the 4 ½” edge of the die as shown below and sub cut.
All seams are ¼” unless otherwise stated. Use picture at end of pattern as a reference when sewing.
Using your rectangle pieces, sew the denim rectangle, 2’ x 4 ½”, to the bottom of each piece, refer to figure 1. Press towards large rectangle. (You will need to remove 5 of these at a later date and place on the top of fabric, but we will get to that).
Lay fabric on a floor or design board so they are 11 pieces horizontal and 8 pieces vertical. Arrange colours and fabric to when you are happy with the placement.
Using your first strip, sew the rectangles together vertically. Press towards rectangles.
Technique Tip:We will be sewing in columns rather than rows on this quilt!
Repeat step 3 for column 2. Prior to pressing, remove (unpick) the last denim strip from the bottom of the column. Resew to the top of the column. Do this for subsequent even columns.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all columns are sewn together.
Using 2 x 1 ½” strips of denim, sew together at short ends. Press seams open. Repeat for all remaining strips.
Using your first column, sew strip to right hand edge, matching centres. Sew from top to bottom.
Attach second column to right hand side of strip and sew from bottom to top, as shown in figure 2.
Technique Tip:It is important to long sew seams in different directions as shown in Figure 2, in order to stretching, or ‘banana bending’.