Without further ado here is the tutorial:
Fabrics/Tools needed for approximately 40x40 wall hanging:
- 16 Jelly rolls strips (2.5 inch strips)
- 1 1/3 yards of background fabrics. I used Grunge Basics by Basic Grey for Moda
- Creative grid Spider Web Ruler
- Omnigrid 20.5 square-up ruler (optional) . Any other ruler to cut squares this big would work too.
- From the background fabric cut 4 20.5inch squares
|20.5 inch background square|
For each block we will be using one large triangle and 1 small triangle to form 2 different spider webs.
- Piece 5 jelly rolls together to form the larger strip set.
- Using the spider web ruler cut the large triangles. We're using 9 marked on the side of the ruler or use the tip of the ruler aligned as shown below. These are slightly bigger triangles than we needed. But this gives us some room for trimming later to the desired size.
Repeat the same for smaller triangle using the 3 jelly roll strip set. This will be used for the smaller spider web.
|Cut Smaller triangle with 3 jelly roll strip set|
Marking the background triangles:
We will be using the 9 1/2" or 7 3/4" marking of the ruler to mark larger side of the wonky kite shape:
Now align the line marked 3 on the ruler with the base of the triangle. Slide it until the other corner which reads 7 1/2 matches the edge of the background triangle. This will be the marking for our smaller triangles.
Sew the larger triangles(5 jelly rolls pieced together) onto the background triangle by aligning the raw edge with the line we marked. You can chain piece these.
Align the ruler on the smaller triangle so that the edges of the ruler match the edges of the background triangle and the tip of ruler is aligned with the tip of the pieced triangle.
|Trim the excess fabric on the side|
|Excess fabric trimmed|
|Trim the excess background triangle|
|Repeat on the other side|
Once your happy with the layout start sewing the squares together. Pin the outer rings first align the seams and then pin the rest of the seams. The bias edge does have little bit room for fudging if your seams don't match. Just don't pull them too hard, just a little nudge if the seams don't match. As you put the blocks together Press all seams open.
|Pin the outermost ring first and then align the rest|
|Press Seams open|
|Pin the outermost rings of the smaller spider web|
|Trim off any excess seam. If your marking,cutting &piecing was perfect you can skip this step.|
|Spider Web bock|
|All seams are pressed open|
|All blocks sewn together|
|Now sew the rows together|
|Pin the rows before sewing them; again align the outermost ring|
|Cute and Spooky Spider Web Quilt|
I hope you will try this and if you do please add it to my flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/spiderwebquilts/
Liz@ Bits N Pieces carries these Creative Grid spider web ruler get them before they're all gone.
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