Modified Coin Quilt

I started this new quilt recently and have finally made a bit of progress on it. I’m using scraps of most of my fabrics – mainly Amy Butler & Joel Dewberry, with a bit of Jennifer Paganelli and Michael Miller as well. I’m hoping to end up with a queen sized quilt for our bed, but it’s taking more fabric than I imagined.

So far, I haven’t repeated any fabrics, but it looks like I may have to (or I have to buy a lot more fabric… hmm… or I have to win some fabric giveaways (see yesterday’s post)).

This will be my first quilt, and I’m a bit concerned about everything lining up correctly. For some reason I am unable to cut in a straight line, even when using a ruler, so my squares are definitely not all the same size. I’ve made myself a pattern out of a file folder, but somehow it keeps getting smaller and more crooked as I keep removing slivers of it with my rotary cutter. I’m on my third pattern, so hopefully some of these rectangles will be the correct size (not that it matters, since they’ll be matched with rectangles of the wrong size!) I guess it will have that look of “this is my first quilt!”.

I still don’t know what to use for the batting, and I don’t know what the backing will be, and I haven’t even considered the binding (nor do I know how to make or attach that…). I definitely have some work ahead of me!

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7 Responses to Modified Coin Quilt

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    Hi there! I found you via Jess the other day. . . I love the fabrics you’re using, great first quilt project :) I would recommend a ruler, and measuring vs. the pattern piece. Don’t worry about the backing or binding yet you have lots of time for all that to come together – Just enjoy the process :)

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    They have these at my walmart too. . .

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    Linda says:

    Who knew … your blog made someone’s day today! Feeling really down, Nancy looked you up and spent the morning in tears laughing at your wonderful projects and witty commentary. She thinks you’re destined to be on Oprah or Martha someday … or maybe writing for a craft magazine. She loved it all and is taken by your sudden talent. Keep it up! -m

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    amandajean says:

    I love your stacked coins quilt so far. such beautiful fabrics!

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    Kelly says:

    I cut squares to make rag quilted purses and I can tell you that I had the same problem with my squares getting out of whack. LOL. I bought this gadget from wal-mart. it has the markings cut out so you can actually lay it on top of your material and your rotary cutter slides down the grooves. It keeps your fabric from moving and not only was I able to cut perfect squares everytime but I could cut multiple layers at a time.

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    krista says:

    Hi! This is beautiful! Would you mind sharing cut dimensions? Thanks!!

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