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'Anything Goes' Quilt

48" x 48"

Image of 'Anything Goes' Quilt Materials Needed:


  • 9 fat quarters in bright contrasting colors
  • 1 1/2 yds. contrasting fabric for borders

  • Gingham Quilt Binding
  • Assorted trims, bows, rick rack, appliqués and novelty buttons

Block Cutting and Construction
Cut nine squares 15" x 15" (these can be cut from fat quarters). Stack all nine squares and pin a number to each from 1 to 9.

schematic for first cutMake first cut about a third of the way up and down stack of squares (see Image 1). Take one top piece (either side) and move to bottom of the pile. Sew each block together. Arrange stack of blocks in order from 1 to 9.

schematic for second cutMake second cut at an angle, cutting larger piece in half from top to bottom (see "Image 2"). Move two pieces from same side to bottom of stack. Sew each block together. Put blocks in order from 1 to 9.

schematic for third cutMake third cut a third of the way across block from right to left (see Image 3). Move three pieces from top to bottom of stack. Sew together each block. Put in order 1 to 9.

schematic for fourth cutMake forth cut at an angle cutting larger piece in half from left to right (see Image 4). Move five pieces from top of either side to bottom of stack. Sew each block together. Square up (trim) each block to 12 1/2" x 12 1/2".

Border Strips
schematic for cutting border strips See illustration at right for suggestion on cutting border strips from 1 1/2 yds of 44" width fabric

schematic for arranging border strips Cut six strips 3 1/2" x 12 1/2" (A). Sew between two blocks to sash a row of three blocks together as shown. Cut four strips 3 1/2" x 42 1/2" (B) borders and sew to each strip of three blocks, then add one strip to top and to bottom of quilt. Next add two side borders 3 1/2 x 48 1/2 (C). Baste together quilt top, batting and backing and quilt with various decorative stitches.

Create a crazy quilt uneven border by using the Flex Design Rule™. Bend the rule to the curve you want and trace along border. Create a curve for corners and flip the rule to mark mirror image of curve on opposite corners. This marked line will be your cutting line/edge of quilt, once binding is sewn in place.

Apply binding to border, right sides together, by sewing 1/4" below marked line on inside of binding to front of quilt border. Once binding is sewn in place, cut along marked line being careful not to stretch edge of fabric. Fold binding over edge of quilt and sew to back of quilt border. Ease binding around curves, do not stretch fabric. Overlap the beginning and end by 1", trim off at an angle.

Embellish top of quilt with surface treatments by adding trims, buttons, bows, rick rack, appliques and whatever else your imagination can think up....Anything Goes!

Don't forget to sign and date your quilt. Enjoy!

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