Sometimes, I make commissioned quilts. It is not very often that I do this – simply because it is very expensive for the customer. I had a customer request that I make a quilt for their son, who would be graduating from High School. We looked through quilting magazines and she decided upon The Hashtag Quilt. Let me tell you all about it!
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The Hashtag Quilt – MATERIALS LIST
- Qty (1) Layer Cake Package of qty 42 10″ fabric squares
- I cheated and used black yardage (I cut these into a million strips!)
- Qty (3.5) yards of White Fabric (this is for the background and the border
- Qty (.5) yards of Fabric for the binding (I just used my black yardage and cut the strips a little wider)
- Fabric for backing
- Cotton batting (this is the exact batting I used)
The Hashtag Quilt – SUPPLY LIST
- Sewing Machine with a quarter inch presser foot
- Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
- Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
- Acrylic Ruler – I recommend the Stripology Ruler.
- Cutting Mat
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips
The Hashtag Quilt – assembly
I definitely found the Stripology ruler to be a MAJOR time saver for this quilt! So many cuts of the same size! I also highly recommend that you use a 1/4″ quilting foot (be sure you get the right one – tons of choices for different machine shafts). There is tons and tons of chain piecing, so be sure to wind lots of bobbins too – or you can cheat and get the pre-loaded bobbins. I won’t tell – hehe!
I created 2 kinds of strip units. The first strip set was white/black/white and the second set was black/white. I sewed these together and then cut them to size. I sewed black strips perpendicular to create the hashtag. I followed the instructions in the following video to create the remainder of my quilt top. Check it out!
The Hashtag Quilt – almost finished!
Once I had my quilt top assembled, I drove to my friend’s house to rent some time on her wonderful long arm quilting machine. Once you use a long arm quilting machine – it’s difficult to go back to quilting on your domestic (just sayin’). I know everyone doesn’t have a long arm option, so you can always use free motion quilting on your domestic. It’s simple! Be sure you have a Darning Foot! There are different kinds, based upon the shaft of your specific machine.
I always love my time with my friend’s long arm machine! I would love to have one of my own, but I have NO ROOM! Maybe someday! Until then, I hope to keep Tia Curtis as a close quilty friend! She is so helpful and wonderfully talented!
Once I sewed on the binding, I could not wait to take some pictures of this amazing quilt! I convinced my husband to help me take some pictures of the finished quilt. I liked this picture the best! What do you think?
Making this Hashtag Quilt was fun! There were times when I had to give my eyes a rest (all that black and white can make you dizzy). But in the end, I just loved it and so did my customer! Yay!
If I were ever to make this quilt again, I think I might use more color(s). What color(s) would you choose? Comment below and inspire me!
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