Make a Block Quilt at Home
The Written Walkthrough can be found on this site SewmanywaysCrafting a quilt for a king size bed presents specific challenges that are not faced when making smaller quilts. The good news is that anyone can make a king size quilt quilt if you have some tips from a savvy person who will help you overcome the challenges. This guide does not give step-by-step instructions for making a specific quilt, but develops the existing steps in a quilt mold.
✃ Choose a pattern
Find a king size mold online, in a book or at a patchwork store. King-sized quilts can range from 2.40 m by 2.60 m and 3 m by 3.30 m. A common size is 2.90 m by 2.90 m.
If you do not locate a king size quilt to your liking, you can extend the design of a smaller quilt in two ways. The simplest way is simply to increase the number of blocks or to widen the edges.
Already to enlarge a quilt without changing the number of blocks it is necessary that the size of all the parts is enlarged so that the blocks become bigger and the edges wider. When enlarging a part of a mold, it is very important that you discard the seam allowance, enlarge the desired part, and then add the seam allowance again. That way, only the size of the mold itself will be enlarged and not the seam margins, which are the same. To enlarge a 5cm square with a 1.5cm seam allowance, for example, do the following: subtract 1.5cm from the cutter size (7.5cm - 1.5cm Cm = 6 cm). Multiply the final piece size by 1.5 (6 cm x 1.5 = 9 cm) and then add the 1.5 cm seam allowance to the enlarged piece cut size (9 cm + 1.5 cm = 10.5 Cm).
✃ Buy the material
To make a quality quilt, use 100% cotton fabrics. You will invest a lot of time to make a king size quilt and you will not want it to turn a rag in the first wash because you chose inferior fabrics.
Buy a blanket for the filling that is 15 cm wider and 15 cm longer than the final quilt size. If your quilt needs a larger blanket than you could find in the store, sew smaller pieces.
The liners can be purchased up to 2.80 m wide. If you are using a narrower fabric, with a width between 1.10 m and 1.50 m, join the lengths using a seam wide enough to cover the edges (about 2 cm) and then iron the seams.
✃ Finish the part
Sewing the pieces of patchwork in blocks will require the same basic techniques used to make a quilt of another size. As the quilt quilt is being assembled, it will become heavy and difficult to handle. Move your piece carefully so it does not tear.
Machine quilting a king size bedspread using a regular sewing machine is virtually impossible because all layers need to fit under the foot of the machine and slide in the clear space between the needle and the body of the machine. If you take your work to be quenched by a machine with a professional limber arm, contact those responsible in advance to ensure that it is compatible with the size of the end of your quil.