I’m starting to worry time may be against me but I’ve got the second of four quilts finished for christmas, let’s hope the final two decide to co-operate as nicely! 

For my second quilt I opted to do a rectangle strip one, I have been wanting to do one like this for a while so was really pleased I could do finally do one! I opted for quite a thick rectangle strip as I didn’t want one that was too thin for working with – especially after my difficulties with the fiddly-ness with the small triangles!
This one came together much quicker than the triangles too – as all that I needed to do was sew together the long strips of fabric. I opted to add quilted detail by sewing a straight line down either side of the seam in a dark contrasting green.  
I now have 2 down and only 2 more to go, I’m starting to think I might actually get these finished in time! 
   
   
Rectangle quilt 
1- Cut long strips of fabric 4.5 inches wide
2- Cut these strips to different lengths, and lay them out to the size of quilt you want.

  
3- First sew the row strips together, placing right sides together and sewing down the short side.
4- Once the row strips are sewn together you can now sew all of these together, by placing right sides together and sewing down the long side.
5- Layout your backing fabric piece, make sure this is a few inches bigger then the batting and patchwork pieces, next lay your batting on top, then place your patchwork layer on top. Pin like mad to make sure it won’t move while quilting.

6-Add your quilted detail.

7- Bind around the edge by taking the backing fabric and folding it over to the front like you would when making a hem and slip stitch around. 

   
   

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