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Scripture Verse Wall Quilt Tutorial

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Scripture verse wall quilt tutorial

SCRIPTURE VERSE WALL QUILT TUTORIAL

Whether you wish to grace your hallway or entryway with a new wall hanging, cover your guest bed with a beautiful quilt design, or create a Christmas gift for a loved one, this wall quilt is sure to be a treasured keepsake that will bless your generations for years to come. In the following tutorial, we will walk you through the project, step by step. All of the fabric and notions are available through our website www.SewingPartsOnline.com. This project takes roughly 22-26 hours to sew using a longarm machine or 28-30 hours without a longarm machine. The finished quilt size is roughly 48″ x 56″. It can easily be made larger by making the binding wider in step 10.

GENERAL NOTES
  • Read all instructions completely before starting the project.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all seam allowances are sewn at 1/4″.
  • Measure fabric twice, cut once.
  • When cutting fabric strips, a rotary cutter is recommended for accuracy.
  • The use of an iron is suggested for this project.
  • The use of a quilt frame and longarm quilting machine are shown in this tutorial, but they are not required.
ITEMS NEEDED

Along with typical sewing items like scissors, pins, iron/ironing board, and a rotary cutter/cutting mat, you will need the following:

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

You will want to cut your strips an inch longer (lengthwise) than what is documented in this tutorial. This assures that your strip will be long enough as you sew. After sewing on each of the strips, you can square up the ends by cutting off the excess fabric. It is always easy to cut off excess fabric, but impossible to add it back. Measure the quilt top after every strip is added. When putting the quilt together, always attach the strips to the sides of the quilt first. Then, attach the strips to the bottom and top of the quilt.

STEP ONE:

Press all the fabric before you begin. You can starch the fabric if you like.

STEP TWO:

Cut out 24 (4 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in.) blocks of each of the 5 prints that you’re using. You will have a total of 120 blocks.

STEP THREE:

Using the chart below, Chain Sew the blocks together. You may want to place a number on each of the different block prints to assist (Reference the image above for correct numbering). Caution: Make sure you have the right side up for blocks #1 & #3.

  • Row Type One ( 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 ) Chain Sew three of these
  • Row Type Two ( 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 1 ) Chain Sew two of these
  • Row Type Three ( 3 – 4 – 5 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 1 – 2 ) Chain Sew two of these
  • Row Type Four ( 4 – 5 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 1 – 2 -3 ) Chain Sew two of these
  • Row Type Five ( 5 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 1 – 2 -3 – 4 ) Chain Sew three of these

Press the seams as you go.

STEP FOUR:

After you have chain sewn them together, lay your rows out according to the chart below, and then sew them together.

  1. Row Type One
  2. Row Type Five
  3. Row Type Four
  4. Row Type Three
  5. Row Type Two
  6. Row Type One
  7. Row Type Five
  8. Row Type Four
  9. Row Type Three
  10. Row Type Two
  11. Row Type One
  12. Row Type Five
STEP FIVE:

Cut 8 Strips (4 1/2 in. x L.O.F.) of the Moda Classic Marble Swirls Brown Fabric border material.

STEP SIX:

Sew 2 strips together lengthwise. Do this 4 times.

STEP SEVEN:

Attach the border pieces to the sides of the quilt first. Trim off the excess border fabric. Then add the border pieces to the top and bottom.

STEP EIGHT:

Now it is time to applique the scripture verses on to the quilt. Cut the scripture verses and the crosses out from the panel. Next, cut out the Heat N Bond Fusible Web, to the same size as the scripture verses and crosses and bond it to them. Please follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Bond these into the quilt according to the picture below. STEP NINE:

Applique the blocks onto your quilt, using your sewing machine.

STEP TEN:

Now you can quilt it! We used our Grace Company Q’nique 21 Longarm Quilting Machine for doing this. Make sure to leave at least 2 inches of backing all around the quilt to use for binding the quilt.

STEP ELEVEN:

Press 1 inch of the binding/backing in towards the quilt. Now turn down the other inch, making sure you miter the corners. This will make a 1 inch binding around the quilt. Use whichever stitch you prefer to sew down the binding.

Here is the completed quilt:

Special thanks to Kaye Shelton for sewing this gorgeous quilt.

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