Warren County Quilt Guild
Warren County Quilt Guild

Details on Comfort Quilts

The following details are provided to help design and construct comfort quilts:

 

  • Recommended Quilt Sizes
  • Finishing Checklist
  • Comfort Quilt Stash Buster Patterns
  • Other Thoughts

 

Recommended Quilt Sizes:

 

If you are making quilts at home out of your own fabric, we would like them to be no smaller than 40" x 45". We would also like some of them to be at least lapsized quilts for adults. We are suggesting measurements in the range of 50" x 60" as a minimum. If you're inclined to make them larger, please do.

 

If at any time you need backing or batting for a comfort quilt you are working on, please contact Kathy Wilder or Kathy Staley.

 

Finishing Checklist:

  1. Check over the quilt for loose threads, and pins.
  2. Make sure binding is sewn on front AND back.
  3. Create your own label and attach it on the back.
  4. Some children have i, so please make sure quilts are free of odors such as smoke or perfume.

Creating your label:

  • Make your own label.
  • The label should read: Made with Love Warren County Quilt Guild.
  • Can use permanent marker on muslin fabric or print on printer fabric using inkject printer.
  • Insert on the back under the binding.

Comfort Quilt Stash Buster Patterns:

 

There is no limitation on patters used for comfort quilts.  This list is provided to get the ideas started: 

  1. Yellow Brick Road Pattern - 6 FQs, creates 20 - 9 inch finished blocks, layout 4 X 5, cut 6-1/2 inch border strips, 48X57 quilt top

  2. Crazy Eight Pattern - 8 FQs, creates 32 finished blocks (use 30), layout 5 X 6, cut 5  inch border strips, 49X57 quilt top

  3. Patch Quilt - cut FQs or yardage, 8-1/2 inch X 10-1/4  inch, (FQ yields 4 blocks), layout 6 X 6, cut 2-1/2  inch borders, 52 X 62 quilt top

  4. Brick Quilt - cut 59 4-1/2 inch X 8-1/2 inch rectangles and 12 4-1/2 inch squares, 13 rows, squares ends of even rows, cut 4-1/2 inch border strips, 48 X 60 quilt top

  5. Four Patch - Example: 48 - 5 inch charms, make 12 four patches (9 inch finished) and 12 9-1/2 inch squares of solid, for a 4X6 layout, cut 5-1/2 inch border strips, 46 X 64 quilt top

  6. T Is Too Easy (Pattern from Kathy), 20 layer cakes cut for 6X10 and 4X10 rectangles, 2-1/2 inch strips for sashing between rectangles and on one side (need 20 - 2-12 inch X 10 inch and 20 - 2-1/2 inch X 11-1/2 inch), mix 4 and 6 inch rectangles, arrange per pattern directions, 44 X 58 quilt top

  7. Square Block Quilts - Example: 49 6-1/4 inch blocks, 7X7 layout, 40-1/2 inch square quilt top

  8. Charm Quilts - Example: 56 charms, 8 X 7 layout, add borders totaling 7-1/2 inch, quilt top 45 X 50

  9. Pinwheel Quilt - Example: 48 charms prints and 48 charms background, makes 24 pinwheels, add borders totaling 7-1/2 inch, quilt top 46 X 62

  10. Broken Bars (Jenny Doan pattern) - sew strips of varying widths, cut blocks to designated size, try turning blocks for rail look

  11. Crayon Box (Bonnie Hunter Block) - 12 inch finished, need 4-1/2 inch squares and 2-1/2 inch strips cut to several lengths. 3 X 4 Block layout with 2 inch cut sash between and border, 42 X 55 quilt top:

 

A - (1) 4-1/2" square

 

B - (6) 2-1/2" X 4-1/2" rectangles

 

C - (2) 2-1/2" X 8-1/2" rectangles

 

D - (4) 2-1/2" X 6-1/2" rectangles

Other Thoughts:

  1. Skunk backs to use up stash
  2. Add to comfort quilt kits from your own stash
  3. Find ideas from Jenny Doan tutorials (try new methods)
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