Beach Towel Quilt Tutorial Part 2

285 Flares Twitter 65 Facebook 59 StumbleUpon 48 Google+ 67 Pin It Share 46 Reddit 0 Email -- 285 Flares ×


When I first started this Beach Towel Quilt Tutorial I had such great hopes.  As with many crafting projects this one has taken me into the deep dark valley of crafting.  At one point I almost gave up and quit.  There were several problems that almost put a stop to this Beach Towel Quilt. The first one was that when I sewed the towels together they were not the same length.  I ripped out the seam and tried again and they were still not close in length even with some stretching.

.  quilt2


Another problem with this quilt was the actual quilting.  I was going to do it using my home sewing machine but the straight stitching did not look right.  I did something kind of unconventional, I quilted it using a zig zag stitch.  I like how it looked.  I used the stripes on the towels as guide lines and quilted it in vertical lines.  This is a utility quilt and not a heirloom so I think this works.


I like how the overall design turned out.  This is a bright quilt that because of the patterns and colors will not show dirt.  That is important for a quilt that will be used.  The weight of the quilt and the cuddle factor are a plus for this quilt.  The towel gives it some weight and the batting makes it cuddle well.


I made a quilt sandwich, backing, batting and top.  I used a lot of pins to stabilize the quilt before I began to stitch it.


I quilted it using the stripes of the beach towel for a guide.  


The towel as backing worked great.  I will definitely buy the same kind of towels again for this project.  The stripes made this perfect.



This fun quilt still needs binding.  I have the material cut and ready to sew on. The reason I did not finish it yesterday is that I have to deal with the uneven towel problem.  It is a problem that can be worked with but I did not have the energy last night.


You will have to come back next Thursday to see the binding, the beach bag that I have made for the quilt to travel in and the official picture  of this new quilt.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
285 Flares Twitter 65 Facebook 59 StumbleUpon 48 Google+ 67 Pin It Share 46 Reddit 0 Email -- 285 Flares ×


Beach Towel Quilt Tutorial Part 2 — 3 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge