How Do You Make Lap Quilts?


Quick Answer

To make a lap quilt, cut fabric into 6-inch by 6-inch pieces, and arrange the fabric in the desired pattern and size. Sew the fabric together in rows, and sew the rows together. Sew the quilt block to a piece of fleece or cotton batting. Place the quilt fleece-side down on a solid-colored piece of fabric that is larger than the quilt, and fold the fabric inward to match the quilt. Sew the fabric to the quilt top.

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Cut the fleece or cotton batting so it is slightly larger than the quilt top, and pin the quilt top in place on the fleece or batting before sewing it together. When sewing the quilt top to the fleece, sew along the seams that are present between each block of fabric.

Sew along the outside edge of the quilt, allowing a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Cut the backing so it is 2 inches larger than the quilt top and has fleece on each side.

Fold the raw edges in to meet the raw edge of the quilt top, and fold the fabric in a second time to cover the raw edges of the quilt top. Turn the corners on each side of the quilt, and sew along the edge where the backing fabric meets the quilt top.

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