Friday, October 26, 2018

Varsity Fabrics + Line Up Quilt Tutorial


Line Up quilt tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner - charm pack quilt or layer cake quilt tutorial

Happy Friday!  We've been enjoying some beautifully warm weather all week and the sunshine has been doing my soul some good!  I admit that it's fun to pull out favorite boots and sweaters each fall, but I'm NOT a fan of cold weather at all.  

In our house not only does fall mean colder weather, but it also means it's football season and more importantly, marching band season!  Our high school football team has finished their regular season games already but we've still got plenty of college games to watch in the next month or so.  


Over the past week I've been sewing with these fun football prints from a new fabric line called Varsity.  It was designed by one of my favorite designers, Deena Rutter for Riley Blake Designs.  The brown texture print and the green yardline prints are so fun!

Line Up quilt tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner - charm pack quilt or layer cake quilt tutorial

I'm always on the lookout for a great way to use pre-cut squares so I designed this quilt for either 5" squares or 10" squares, but you can totally also use fat quarters, or even just yardage like I did!


Line Up quilt tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner - charm pack quilt or layer cake quilt tutorial

Here's how to make your own Line Up quilt (finished quilt measures 58.5" x 70"):


You'll need-

143 total 5" print squares

  • 1 layer cake / 10" stacker
  • or 4 charm packs / 5" stackers
  • or 12 fat quarters
  • or 9 prints, 1/3 yard of each
1 1/4 yards white solid fabric
1/2 yard binding fabric
3 3/4 yards backing fabric

Cutting:

Cut all print fabrics into 5" squares.  You'll need 143 total. 

From the white solid fabric cut:
     15 strips, 2" x width of fabric
     3 strips, 3" x width of fabric

From the binding fabric cut:
     7 strips, 2.5" x width of fabric

Quilt Construction:

1.     Divide squares into 11 rows of 13 blocks each.  Arrange into rows.  

2.     For all odd numbered rows (1, 3, 5, 7, 11) sew squares together into one long row.  Cut 1/4" from just the two squares on both ends of the rows. Rows should measure 58.5" long.

3.     For all even numbered rows, cut one square in half and place the halves on each end of the row.  Sew squares together into rows.  Rows should measure 58.5" long.

4.     Sew the 2"-wide white strips together end to end to make one long strip.  Cut into ten, 58.5"-long strips.

5.     Sew the 3"-wide white strips together end to end to make one long strip.  Cut into two, 58.5"-long strips.

Line Up quilt tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner - charm pack quilt or layer cake quilt tutorial

6.     Sew the pieced rows and white strips together as shown in the diagram.  The first and last white strips will be the 3"-wide ones.

To keep the rows from shifting as you sew them together, find the center point of each row and mark with a pin.  When you sew two rows together, match up the center points and then pin along the length of the row. 

Quilt top should measure 58.5" x 70"

Line Up quilt tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner - charm pack quilt or layer cake quilt tutorial

If you make a Line Up quilt I'd love to see it!  Tag me on Instagram (@abrightcorner) and use the hashtags #lineupquilt and #abrightcorner so we can all see what you've created!  

Have a fantastic weekend, and I hope you're able to squeeze in some sewing!

Line Up quilt tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner - charm pack quilt or layer cake quilt tutorial

Quilt details:
58.5" x 70"
Pattern: Line Up quilt tutorial
Fabric: Varsity by Deena Rutter for Riley Blake Designs
Quilting: Two Scoops (edge to edge computerized design)
Backing: Riley Blake Confetti Cottons solid


Line Up quilt tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner - charm pack quilt or layer cake quilt tutorial







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