24 March 2013

Sew Stitchy Squares - Quilt {Tutorial}


It seems that 2013 is shaping up to be a slow sewing year – BUT – I do have a new quilt to share: Sew Stitchy Squares

Free Beginner Easy Quilt Pattern
Sew Stitchy Squares #SameliasMum

This quilt has been an absolute pleasure to make. The blocks are basic and come together very quickly which makes this quilt great for a beginner or a quick finish project.

The Sew Stitchy Squares Quilt is made up of a jelly roll and a charm pack. It’s so simple to put together and makes a beautiful handmade gift for a new baby, or simply something lovely to snuggle under on the couch.

The fabric which I used was Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey. The colours just sing to me and I think the little lady (who it is intended for) will love it too.

To make the block:
1 charm square (5” square)
1 jelly roll strip (2.5” x WOF)

Cross cut the jelly roll strip (per the image below)
(2) 2.5” x 5” strips
(2) 2.5” x 9” strips

Sew Stitchy Square - Block

The finished block will measure 9” square.

I used 36 charm squares to make 36 blocks – my Sew Stitchy Squares Quilt is 6 blocks across x 6 blocks down.

Then it’s a matter of arranging the final quilt layout on your design wall (you lucky thing) or on the floor like me.

Sew Stitchy Squares Layout

Sew the blocks together to form 6 rows.

For well aligned seams, press the blocks to alternating sides before sewing the rows together.


Once the top is all together, sandwich with the backing and batting. Baste and then quilt as desired. I went for a meandering quilt design.

The finished quilt measures 51” square. It can easily be made into a larger twin-bed size quilt with another charm pack and jelly roll.

Online Quilting Class

As always, if you make this quilt (or any other project from one of my tutorials) I’d love to know. Email me a picture or feel free to add your pictures to the Samelia’s Mum Flickr Group.

Happy Sewing!


  1. Hi Anorina, wow, I was just yesterday for something like this! I am not really a quilt maker, but I am sure I could make this. Thanks so much for the tutorial and tips... yours are always so well photographed and worded, I appreciate that as a learner.

    1. Thank you so much Anthea. It's feedback like yours which inspires me to continue offering tutorials on my blog xx

    2. hi sis, did u ever make the quilt? it looks awesome

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Lynne. I think I'm going to find it hard to part with.

  3. That's lovely... and I love the fabrics you used too... thanks for sharing it with us...

    1. Thanks Fiona. The fabrics are just delicious, aren't they? So fresh.

  4. hi this quilt is lovely and d tutorial is beautiful. permit me to ask cos am new to the sewing business what is backing, batting ans baste. i willreally appreciate ur response on this

  5. I am very new to quilting and I am going to try thank you for sharing will let you know how I go in wish me luck thank you Debbie

  6. Did you use a long arm machine on this quilt ?

  7. Oh, what a great way to use up scraps, too, if you don't have charms and a jelly roll---a little more cutting but you can really personalize it

  8. I have been looking at your quilts and love them. Your tutorials explain everything so well. I think I will make this quilt. It looks so interesting. I also plan on making a design board like yours. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorials with us. :) Windsong

  9. Your quilt is beautiful, shall certainly make this my next project. Thanks for the great tutorial. Rose

  10. Your quilt is beautiful, thanks for the great tutorial


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