Today we have Kim from Sherrod Studio here to share with us her Tray Mat Tutorial.
7 Fat Quarters (one needs to be a light background)
Background Fat Quarter:
Cut 2 - 4" squares
4 - 3 3/8" squares, cut once on the diagonal = 8 small triangles
2 - 6 1/4" squares, cut on both diagonals = 8 large triangles
Remaining 6 FQs, cut 4 - 1 5/8" x 4" from each print = 24 rectangles.
Backing - choose one fat quarter pieces that you've just cut to use as the backing for your mat.
Binding - choose one fat quarter pieces and cut 3 - 2 1/2" strips.
Assembling the Blocks
Take 3 1 5/8" x 4" rectangle pieces and sew them into sets of threes. Sew a total of 8 sets.
Take the large triangles and place them on each side of the strip you've just sewn together. Sew these together.
Following the image below, sew two of each set orienting the strips and triangles according to the image shown. These will become your unit A (top image) and B (bottom image).
Take the small triangles, 4" squares and strip sets and sew them together following the image below.
Sew two of these sets.
Take the remaining small triangles and sew them to each unit A.
Sew the center strip to unit A.
Sew unit B to the center strip.
Sew the remaining two small triangles to unit B.
Sew a total of two quilt blocks. Here's what the completed quilt block looks like.
Press and square up the blocks. It should be unfinished at 10 1/2" square.
Sew these two squares together to form the quilt top.
Layer, quilt top, batting and backing together. I used a meandering stitch on the sample below.
Sew the binding strips together and bind using your preferred binding method.
Hope you've enjoyed this quick tutorial. This will make a quick and easy gift for the holiday.