I little while back, my local quilt shop, First City Quilts, started a Block of the Month program with some really fun and easy Barn Quilt Blocks! These quilt blocks were a lot of fun to put together! I decided that instead of making the entire quilt, that I was going to make a Mini Quilt (or Wall Hanging) instead. Let me show you how I that turned out!
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- Barn Block Kits
- For the sashing and borders, I used a solid blue that I had in my stash
- For the flange binding, I used some light brown that I had in my stash and the same blue that I used for the sashing and boarders
- Quilter’s Dream Supreme Batting (because it’s the best and I love it so much)
- Sewing Machine with a quarter inch presser foot
- Thread for assembly (50 wt works really well)
- Thread for Quilting – Aurifil 1000
- Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
- Cutting Mat (I love my rotating mat for this project)
- Iron & Wool Pressing Mat (if you don’t have one – get one!)
- Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips
Assembling the patterns
Each Barn Block kit come with everything you need for each block. All the fabrics are high quality designer fabrics. Perfect! The cutting measurements and assembly instructions are easy to understand. I love how the fabric is perfect for each block!
Finishing the Mini Quilt
I used my Juki Miyabi to quilt my Barn Mini Quilt. Sometimes it is hard to know what pattern to quilt, so I used some heavy gauge vinyl to “audition” different designs. I liked how the faux wood grain pattern looked over the barn blocks.
Have you ever tried Monofilament Thread by Aurifil? I used it and it worked wonderfully! Pro-Tip! Be sure to tighten your top tension disks to accommodate the thinness of this wonderful thread.
Finishing things off with flange binding (which is my new favorite way to finish my projects) turned out great! Here is a couple close ups of how that detail really makes a project POP!
my finished Barn Mini Quilt
I love the Barn Block Kits that First City Quilts offers! They take the guess work out of fabric choice and as I mentioned before – they have all the measurement and assembly instructions included for you! Easy Peasy!!!
You could go all out an make all 12 Barn Quilt Blocks for a regular quilt as well! That would be amazing! Be sure to share you projects in our Facebook Group! If you have any questions, be sure to comment below and I will do my best to get right back to you!