Puff or biscuit quilts are created by assembling the sewing squares to form pockets, which are then later stuffed giving the quilt the distinctive 'puffy' look.
Fabric A - your quilting fabric cut into 100 12.5cm squares.
Fabric B – a plain fabric to be used as a backing, never to be seen and cut into 100 10cm squares.
Fabric C – backing for the quilt.
- Placing the wrong sides together, align a corner of Fabric A with a corner of Fabric B.
- Fold a pleat into the middle of the larger Fabric A square, aligning the remaining corners of the two squares and making them equal in size.
- Sew three sides of the square, stuff and sew along the fourth side. You have created your first puff, now to sew the rest.
- Sew your puffs into rows of 10 and then sew these rows together. You should end up with a quilt top comprised of 10 x 10 puffs.
- Cut enough of Fabric C to cover the back of the quilt.
- Pin the right sides of the backing fabric and quilt top together and sew, leaving a portion open so that it can be turned right side out.
- Turn the quilt inside out and slip stitch closed.
And there you have it, your very own puff quilt.
Top Tip: Take the time to plan out your quilt before you start - get some graph paper and some coloured pens and map out what will be going where before you commit yourself to disaster.
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