I started this buttery soft cotton voile throw this summer after stalking this line of Anna Maria Horner fabric literally for months. I originally was all set to buy this in dusk until I saw these beautiful yellow curtains Nicole made with my oh-so-obsessed fabric, and so began a nearly half year of many yellow handmade items, very uncharacteristic of my cool color habits. A fairly quick project, I am still trying to remember how exactly it was cast aside for so long. A bit of hand stitching around the edges, then some straight stitches to keep the 1/8" batting in place and it is....finally...finished. Amazingly soft, light-weight, yet warm, it can be used all year long. Here's how I did it:
Cotton Voile Throw Quilt Tutorial
finished quilt measurements approximately 58"x 52"
- 2 panels of Anna Maria Horners' "Little Folks" cotton voile, panels connected and edges trimmed free of maker marks, they will show through
- 1 1/2 yards of one "Little Folks" cotton voile coordinating fabric, edges trimmed of makers marks
- 1/8" loft quilt batting, at least 63"x 57" (I used 100% cotton)
- straight pins
- #8 white 100% cotton embroidery floss
- size 5-10 embroidery needles
1. Lay out batting, smoothing it out.
2. Right side facing up, place panel fabric on top of batting, smooth out.
3. Pin 1/2" from edge, all around, and trim batting to size of panel and set aside.
4. Wrong side facing up, lay out backing fabric and smooth.
5. Right side facing up, lay pinned top piece on top of backing fabric and smooth.
6. Trim, TOP PIECE ONLY, to allow at least a 1/2"- 3/4" around where backing fabric is bigger than the top piece.
7. Starting at one edge, fold the backing edge in half to touch the raw edge of the top piece, pressing on the fold to give it a good crease, then fold it again over the top piece, pressing on fold. Pin in place by removing the pins in the top piece and pinning the folded edge down. Work all edges.
8. With embroidery floss, thread your needle, make a knot at the end and working close to the edge with about 1/8" stitches, straight stitch the folded binding on, removing pins as you go.
9. Hand quilt as you like with embroidery floss. I used a 1/4" stitch length and quilted the four 2" yellow strips between the squares four times about 1/2" apart. You could quilt around the squares or even some of the flowers and make your own design.
(joining Nicole at Frontier Dreams Tuesday for her KCCO)