Taffy Rick-Rack Quilt
It's timeless as it is treasured. Whether you're into pale fabrics or shabby chic ... muted or bold ... this pattern is easy to put together and looks amazing from any angle.
|1 1/2 yd||Gray print||Cut (120) Half-Square Triangles|
|1/2 yd||Yellow print||Cut (40) Half-Square Triangles|
|1/2 yd||Pink print||Cut (40) Half-Square Triangles|
|1/2 yd||Aqua print||Cut (40) Half-Square Triangles|
|1/2 yd||Binding fabric||Cut (5) 2 1/2" wide Strips|
|1 1/2 yd||Backing fabric|
|44" x 52"||Batting|
- Finished Size: 40" x 48"
- All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
Piecing the Quilt:
- Sew a pair of gray with either a yellow, pink or aqua Half-Square Triangles, right sides together, along the diagonal seam to form a square. Press the seam towards the darker color. Repeat until all Half-Square Triangles are sewn together to form square blocks.
- Using the quilt image as a guide, arrange the blocks to create a Rick-Rack pattern, 20 across by 12 down. It takes two rows of each color to make the complete Rick-Rack.
- Sew 11 blocks together to form a vertical row. Press. Repeat to form 19 more rows.
- Sew the 20 rows together to form the quilt top. Make sure the rows are in the correct order and are not turned upside-down. It is easiest to do this by laying out all the rows on a design wall or the floor, then carefully picking up the rows and sewing them together. Press.
- Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
- Sew binding strips together to form one long strip. Fold wrong sides together, lengthwise, and press.
- With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.