Three Yard Quilts
Drafting a Three Yard Quilt Using EQ8
Do you need a quick and easy quilt? This quilt designed in EQ8 can be pieced with three one yard cuts of fabrics. The yardage even includes the binding.
The quilt finishes 40" x 52" -- which is the perfect size for a quilt for a baby or a young toddler. Or even a lap quilt.
Did you like my technique to make sure we had sufficient yardage for the binding for the quilt? Just subtract 1/2 inch from the cut size of your favorite binding.
Here is the quilt from the video, along with the yardage chart (from the version with the adjusted binding).
I would love to see what fabrics you choose to use with your 3 yard quilt. Of course you could also swap out the blocks. Just double check to make sure your quilt can still be pieced with three one yard cuts of fabric.
Feel free to post pictures of your design on Facebook in the Learning EQ Facebook group.
Three Yard Quilt Design Process
When I share my how-to videos, I typically have already designed my blocks and quilts and am sharing with you how to recreate my project. Just like I did in the above video.
I though I would also share with you my design process. This particular project had an added challenge in that I wanted my quilt to be able to be pieced with only 3 yards of fabric.
To get started, I found two blocks that I wanted to include in my 3-yard quilt.
After deciding on my blocks, I started playing with the different setting options.
TKQ Masters 3 Yard Quilt Challenge Show
Tech Know Quilters members are eligible for the Masters program after completing 12 months of Tech Know Quilter classes. Masters members receive fewer lessons each month, with more time to devote to their own projects and challenges.
During May Tech Know Quilters Masters members were challenged to create their own quilt that could be pieced with three one yard pieces of fabrics.
I am so impressed with their designs. I think you will agree that they are incredibly talented.
Mary Groesbeck If I understand this week's challenge correctly...well...I feel like I'm cheating on this one. I love to buy "Yard Trios" from Pineapple Fabrics (3 1-yard matching fabrics). So I design these all the time. I sometimes add a solid (and sometimes they send me a free yard as a gift that I save to add to these kinds of things). I'm even in their Yard Trio Club, where they send me a mystery yard trio every month and I challenge myself to make something with it before the end of the month. Most of them don't have borders, so there are more blocks.
My 3 yard challenge quilt, that's actually (3) different 3/4 yard pieces. It's my block featured on the back cover of the 3rd edition of B. Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, #1408, traditionally named The Bat. The block is a 4 patch, hence the 2 row look even though the layout was 3 wide X 1 height.
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7/16/2022 10:42:39 am
I learn a lot about EQ by listening and doing what you tell. I did your 3 yd quilt with you. Now later, I will draft my own 3 yd quilt. Thanks so much.
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