Today’s guest is Jennifer, from Busy Being Jennifer! And she is one busy lady! You’ll have to check out her blog to see all the fun things she’s up to! She has so many fun things, I wasn’t sure what to expect from her for the series. We met through our do.Good Stitches Circle, so to see a quilty project is no surprise! I love it! Take a look…..
Helloooooo Sew Ready to Play Friends! I’m Jennifer, the crafty, sometimes blonde mind behind BusyBeingJennifer.com and I’m so happy to be here today!
Sewing is pretty much my favorite thing! Well right after coffee, my puppy and the husband (in no particular order of course😉 )
When Louise asked me to be a part of her Sew Ready to Play series, I jumped at the chance… and then had the hardest darn time coming up with an idea! I was too busy reading and crafting as a kid to really be interested in many games. I remember playing card games with my grandparents, and then I remembered how much I loved to play checkers with my Nana! And then I knew exactly what I wanted to make!
This Quilted Fabric Checkerboard project came to me in an instant! And playing with large buttons just seemed to be the perfect touch!
Here’s what you need to make your own Quilted Fabric and Button Checkers Game!
8 low volume fabrics
8 contrasting color fabrics (I went with my fav Teals & Aquas)
Rulers, cutting mat & rotary cutter
Sewing Machine and coordinating thread
12 Large Buttons in 2 different colors.
Step 1: Cut 1 8.5 x 2 inch strip from each of the 16 fabrics. Sew 4 strips together, alternating LV and Colors (as shown). Iron seams flat.
Step 2: Cut the sew together strips into 4 2 inch wide sections. Mix and match and sew the strips together in groups of 4 to make squares. Press the seams open.
Step 3: Sew the 4 squares together to make 1 large square. (for a total of 64 “checker” squares)
Step 4: Square up your large block. Add some 1.5 inch sashing around the edge. Layer your checkerboard top over a piece of quilt batting (slightly bigger than the “board” piece) and add your backing piece (Slightly bigger than the batting piece). Quilt all three layers together.
Step 5: Square up the whole quilted piece and trim with pinking shears.
All that’s left to do is set up your buttons and get to playing! Have fun!!
I hope y’all liked this quick and simple sewing tutorial! I’d love it if you’d drop by BusyBeingJennifer.com and said hello!
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