This kit includes fabrics for the top and binding. Backing is sold separately.
This puff quilt tutorial is brought to you by Art Gallery Fabrics. You can find the video tutorial, here.
Glow Quilt Basic Instructions:
Sew your 20 strips together at ¼” in the order listed above to form the ombre quilt top.
Next we’ll make our backing. Cut your flannel in the dimensions given and sew a center seam and press open. Lay top over backing, wrong sides together and pin to secure. Quilt your strips as desired using coordinating thread. We used an edge stitch in simple straight lines.
Now it’s time to stuff your puffy quilt. Use a dowel to gently stuff each tube with loosely packed stuffing to make your quilt puffy but not stiff. Pin your edges and baste or stitch to secure.
Trim the edges of your quilt with scissors or a rotary cutter.
Now let’s make our binding. We used our favorite basic formula to work out how many strips we needed. (link below) We’re using 1 ½” strips to make the traditional AGF narrow binding.
Cut your 6 binding strips at 1½” by WOF. Press each strip in half, wrong sides together. Next lay two strips edges, right sides together and draw a line at a 45 degree angle and stitch. Repeat for the remaining strips. I’ve sewn ours together assembly style and used a header to start stitching on.
Trim your edges and finger press the seams open. Press one side of the binding in toward the center fold to finish the back edge.
Now it’s time to add our binding to the quilt. Start on the side about 10” down and stitch to the top of the quilt leaving a tail. Stitch to the end of the side stopping at ¼” before the end. Pivot, and stitch at a 45 degree angle off the edge.
Fold your binding over to form a 45 degree angle and then fold back the other direction. Continue stitching from the edge. Continue sewing the binding until you are a few inches away from where you started.
Now we will trim and sew our edges together on the bias. Measure the width of binding to create your overlap. Ours is 1 ½”. Pin edges right sides together and stitch at 45 degrees. Check that it looks good, and then trim. Continue sewing the remainder of the seam to secure.
Now we’ll flip the binding to the back of the quilt and pin or clip in place. Hand stitch closed with an invisible stitch to secure the binding with matching thread.
Voila! You’re all done. Enjoy your beautiful ombre puffy quilt!