Interested in seeing a tutorial of just how a Cotton Theory Quilt is assembled, step by step? Here we go…
Step One -cut and label front pieces according to the directions. This is Bossa Nova.
Cut and label back pieces
Cut and label batting pieces. Hobbs 80/20 batting is recommended. Cotton Theory makes great use of batting scraps.
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. 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
All pieces quilted – crosshatching, outlined, straight line quilting using wobble stitch
Sew pieces together using 1″ seam allowances
For One Way finish, cut one side’s seam allowance to 1/4″
Seam allowance trimmed to 1/4″
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.
The binding is sewn on to the back side first and then decorative stitched on the front. side.
Completed Bossa Nova front. When you are finished, it’s already quilted!!
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,