|Rail Fence Block|
I know not everyone reading this is a beginner so I'm going to give a few options with fabric this week. I'm using fabric from my scrap tub for one of my strips but if you are a beginner I know you don't have a bunch of scraps either. I'm also doing mine in K-State fabric for all of us Wildcat fans but you are more than welcome to use your favorite team fabric. I also don't like solid fabric. My center is off white with white music notes. You are welcome to pick a solid neutral for your center. I recommend using white or off white. As always use 100% cotton fabric.
1 yard team fabric - I'm using two 1/2 yard cuts
1 yard neutral fabric for center
Scraps in a coordinating color totaling 1 yard - If you don't have scraps you can use 4 fat quarters or four 1/4 yard cuts. If you want to start building a scrap tub this is a good time to buy 1/3 of a yard or even 1/2 yard you'll have leftovers that can be used for a future project. WE NEVER THROW FABRIC AWAY!
Batting - You'll need a piece 36x56 and a piece 15x15. I will be using a poly cotton blend. I like how it poofs and wrinkles. If you aren't sure what kind of batting you want to use talk to the ladies at the fabric shop. They'll be able to tell you how each one will react, how easy it is the quilt, and give examples of what it will look like when it is finished.
A walking foot or darning foot for your sewing machine
Basic Quilting Supplies found here and here
Cutting is going to be super simple for this project. If you need a refresher on how to cut strips you can see it in Log Cabin Quilt Part 1
Team Fabric - 10 three inch wide strips
Neutral fabric - 10 three inch wide strips
Scraps/fat quarters - If using fat quarters you need 20 three inch strips (fat quarters are half the width of regular fabric). If you are using scraps you'll need enough 3 inch wide strips to equal the total of 10 three inches wide by width of fabric strips.
That's it folks! I told you it was going to go together super fast. Don't forget that later tonight, 9 PM CST, we'll start our Fiber Tuesday link up. This is where you get to show off what you've been working on. It'll be open all week so you can link up whenever you want. Also this Thursday is Ask Mel if you have a question for me you can email me at quiltingroomwithmel at gmail dot com.
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