Sewing a Flower Garden Scrap Quilt
Your quilt kit includes 170 flowers, which are made up of 6 pedals and 1 center hexi. You will only need 160 flowers to complete a 45” x 60” lap quilt.
1. Place two hexagons right sides facing
2. Single thread a needle and make a substantial knot at the end
3. Start where two of the corners meet and push the needle through both of the hexagons at the very edge.
4. Use a whipstitch to go from one corner to the other - lots of little tight stitches is best!
5. Knot the thread well at the other corner and cut off the excess. You can continue to add another hexagon but always make sure to knot each corner as you go!
The hexi’s should look nice and tight at the seam with no gaps or visible stitches.
I like to complete each flower and then assort them on the ground to decide how I like to place them together in the quilt.
Once the flowers are complete you will sew 8 rows of 9 flowers and 8 rows of 10 flowers. Then you will sew these rows together alternating a row of 9 flowers with a row of 10 flowers. Do not worry that the sides do not line up evenly. When the face of the quilt is complete you will cut the sides of the quilt to make it square.
Once you've got your hexagons sewn together, you can remove the paper inserts. Don't remove the paper if you're intending to sew more hexagons to the piece: sewing floppy hexagons is hard.
First, if you don’t know, a quilt sandwich is nothing more than the pieced quilt top, the batting and the backing. The batting and the backing of your quilt should be 2” wider and longer than your hexagon face all away around.
1.Make sure to iron the fabric top and bottom so it will be ready to quilt.
2. Place the fabric bottom down with the print facing the counter, then add the batting (the meat of the sandwich) and then place your quilt top on top.
3. You can either quilt it together yourself or take it to be quilted.
4. Now it is time to bind your quilt. Cut the edges so they are straight. Sew on one side the ironed binding on the hexagon side of the quilt. Then fold the binding over the edge to the backside of the quilt and hand stitch. Continue stitching by bringing the needle in behind each previous stitch and pushing it out ahead of the last stitch. This is called a hidden slip stitch.