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How to Make a Modern Lap Quilt- Tutorial for Beginners – Quilting Class #10

Quilting, Sewing Patterns

Today, quilting instructor Janeen van Niekerk brings you a free lap quilt pattern in her step-by-step online workshop on quilting for beginners. In case you wonder ‘What is a lap quilt’…. it is just a particular quilt size. Another word for it would be an afghan. It is about 2x the size of a baby quilt.  So, there you go.

Now over to Janeen. You can find more about her work at the end of this article, as well as links to the first 8 workshops in this quilting series.

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Tips for Beginners #9


Quilt Fabric Needed + How to Cut Quilt Blocks

Last week we spoke of making a "modern" lap quilt that wouldn’t take a lot of time. We had an idea of where we were going with it too. This week we need to get our fabric sorted out and then cut so that we can get going on joining our blocks.

Lap Quilt Measures:

50" x 50" (approx. 130cm)

Quilt Supplies: how much fabric do you need? (Photo #1)

how to make a unique modern lap quilt, tutorial for beginners, quilting class 9

  • 6 Colors of your choice – You only need about 12" (30cm)of each fabric that is 90"(110cm) WOF.  (WOF: Remember what that quilting term means? If not, refer back to the earlier quilting classes so you’ll memorize your quilting terminology. The links are at the end of this class).
  • I (10.5" x 10.5" Block) (26.5cm x 26.5cm) in a stronger color to contrast all the other colors. You can make your own "special block" to use as the focal point ( ~ We spoke of this last week).

how to make a unique modern lap quilt, tutorial for beginners, quilting class 9

Cutting your Lap Quilt Fabrics

First off you need to cut your fabric into strips:

Color Code Number

Cut Strips

1

11" x 66"

2

11" x 66"

3

11" x 49.5"

4

11" x 44"

5

11" x 22"

6

11" x 22"

7

10.5" x 10.5"

 

From the strips of fabric you need to cut blocks.

Color Code Number

From strips Cut 11" x 11" Blocks

1

6

2

6

3

4 plus 1 block 5.5" wide

4

4

5

2

6

2

7

1 Focus block

 

From the 11" blocks you will need to cut:

  • 10.5" blocks,
  • 5.5" x 10.5" rectangles
  • and smaller 5.5" blocks
  • (See photo 3)

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(click this image, to get a large printable version of this lap quilt pattern layout chart)

Make sure you have the right amount of blocks in the right colors:

Color Code number

Number of blocks you need (10.5")

Number of rectangles you will need

(5.5" x 10.5")

Number of blocks you will need
(5.5")

1

3 blocks

4 rectangles

4 blocks

2

2

6

3

3

1

5

3

4

1

5

2

5

0

3

2

6

1

1

2

7

1 Focus block

Block Assembly:

Follow the color guide for placement of the blocks. The color code photo is very important and shows where the block placement will be. (see the lap pattern layout chart above ~ photo 4)

You can sew the 9 large 10.5" blocks together as a unit and then each of the other smaller blocks in their units and then sew the four units together

OR you can sew each row together making sure that you alternate your seams so that in the next row, you can nest your seams to get a perfect fit.

(photo 5 & 6)

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You can substitute your own "special" block you have made in the last class, in the Large block (Middle) of the 10,5" blocks.

(Photo7)

free lap quilt pattern, how to make a unique modern lap quilt, tutorial for beginners, quilting class 9

Getting Your Quilt Supplies Ready for Next Week

For the back you will need to get 1) fabric and 2) batting at least 60"x 60" (150cm x 150cm).

Next time we will sandwich our quilt again and finish off our ‘lap quilt’. Are you excited?!

‘Til next time,

Janeen

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Want to begin sewing quilts with me?

Join our free online quilting workshops, which you can take at your leisure, any time you want.

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Free Quilting Patterns & Tutorials & Classes in this quilting course by Janeen van Niekerk:


 

About Quilting Instructor Janeen van Niekerk

how to make a quilt patterns janeen van niekerkOur latest news of quilt making instructor Janeen van Niekerk is that she has just launched a brand new paper piecing magazine.

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Quilt artist Janeen van Niekerk is an avid quilter. In particular, she’s an accomplished paper piecing designer. She does it all with a passion.

Janeen’s prolific range of hand-made quilts (she takes commissions for personalized, stylish portrait quilts), as well as her unique quilt patterns (think quilts featuring safari animals and trees, or kids toys) are inspired by her environs; she lives in sunny Pretoria in South Africa, with her husband and kids.

Janeen offers her quilts designs & paper piecing patterns for individual sale Out of Janeen’s 230+ quilt patterns for sale, these are my top 5 Paper Piecing Quilt Patterns, Animals and Flowers. All really beautiful!!

Janeen van Niekerk (spelled by some as Janine van Niekerk) is also part of the Free Block of the Month -club, offering a free paper piecing quilt block pattern, each month. Check it out here:FREE Block of the Month class at Craftsy.com

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Quilting Pattern Library & Other Training Courses

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This gorgeous owl quilt pattern is both included in one of Janeen’s books as well as being available for individual sale. Don’t you just love this quilt design?

The owl and all Janeen’s other patterns are for sale here at Craftsy. BTW. Crafty also has other quilting, sewing and other craft workshops, which I encourage you to check out, by clicking either the banner below, or the link above.

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Or,… continue your journey with Quilting patterns, tutorials and ideas  featured here at FineCraftGuild.com (beyond Janeen’s quilting course).
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