3 1/2 Yards assorted Halloween Fabrics (I’m using Spellbound by Cotton and Steel)
2 1/2 Yards black fabric
1/2 Yards for binding
4 Yards for backing
First you are going to start by cutting 2 1/2” strips by Width of Fabric (WOF) or selvage to selvage from the halloween fabrics. I sent my fabric through my Big Shot Pro Sizzix machine using my 2 1/2” strip cutting die to easily cut my strips. Cut a minimum of 39 strips. This will make 13 strip sets. Since I recommend cutting more than the minimum for this quilt, let’s say cut 45 strips to make 15 strip sets.
To cut the background triangles, first cut a minimum of 13 WOF 6 1/2” from the black background fabric. Let’s say cut 15 widths. These extra strips will account for any imperfections in the die cutting that may occur.
Next, using the Halloween fabric you are going to sew the 2 1/2” strips into groups of 3. For my strips I tried to keep the colors going from light to dark to mimic a candy corn. But this is your quilt; you do what you love. But, be sure to keep that seam allowance a very scant 1/4”. Muy importante.
(The triangle die we will be using is 6 1/2” wide so we want to ensure our strip sets are also going to be 6 1/2” wide. Hence the scant 1/4” seam.)
|Super fancy organization system for strip sets.|
Then carefully remove the extra fabric on the sides. You may need to use scissors to cut them apart.
Now we are going to sew the rows into pairs of rows. Get two rows and line up the points and get your pins ready (yah!).