Bossa Nova Tutorial

Interested in seeing a tutorial of just how a Cotton Theory Quilt is assembled, step by step? ┬áHere we go…

Step One -cut and label front pieces according to the directions.  This is Bossa Nova.

Step One -cut and label front pieces according to the directions. This is Bossa Nova.

Cut and label back pieces

Cut and label back pieces

Cut and label batting pieces.  Hobbs 80/20 batting is recommended.  Cotton Theory makes great use of batting scraps.

Cut and label batting pieces. Hobbs 80/20 batting is recommended. Cotton Theory makes great use of batting scraps.

Piece the blocks as usual

Piece the blocks as usual

Steam quilt sandwiches front and back.  The poly in the 80/20 batting adheres to the cotton fiber in the quilt pieces reducing the need for pinning.

Steam quilt sandwiches front and back. The poly in the 80/20 batting adheres to the cotton fiber in the quilt pieces reducing the need for pinning. In this case the back piece is 3/4″ larger all the way around to allow for the 1″ seam allowance.

Quilt pieces as desired

Quilt pieces as desired

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All pieces quilted – crosshatching, outlined, straight line quilting using wobble stitch

 

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Sew pieces together using 1″ seam allowances

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For One Way finish, cut one side’s seam allowance to 1/4″

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Seam allowance trimmed to 1/4″

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Double fold 1″ seam allowance over the 1/4″ seam allowance and decorative stitch

 

Since the quilt is reversible, the label goes on the binding.

Since the quilt is reversible, the label goes on the binding.

The binding is sewn on to the back side first and then decorative stitched on the front. side.

The binding is sewn on to the back side first and then decorative stitched on the front. side.

 

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Completed Bossa Nova front. When you are finished, it’s already quilted!!

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Bossa Nova back

 

Hope this helps you understand the process a little better. Please don’t hesitate to comment and ask if you have any questions.

Take Care til next time,

Lana