Hi everyone! I’m Whitney and I post sewing and crafting tutorials on my youTube channel Whitney Sews. Today I’m going to be showing how to create a quilt top using the 10 inch slicer quilting template that Vanessa from Crafty Gemini created. She sent the template to me to try out and I really enjoyed using it. The template is really designed to use with 10 inch precuts, but I decided to try it out using fabric yardage and I really like the end result. So I am going to show that today. I of course will have links down below in the description box where you can buy the template. and also to a page where Vanessa has put together several different tutorials and projects using the template so you can see all the different options for how you can use this specific template. To get started making the quilt I designed with the template you will need 1/3 of a yard each of 5 different fabrics. I chose mostly low volume, non directional prints. With the fabric folded in half like it comes off the bolt use a long ruler to trim up the cut edge so it’s nice and straight. Then use the template and your long ruler to measure 10 inches up the fabric and make another cut. You should now have a piece that measures 10 inches by the width of the fabric. Repeat this for all 5 fabrics. Now onto cutting the strips into 10 inch squares. With the fabric still folded in half trim off the selvages. Using your template or another ruler to measure 10 inches from the newly cut end and trim so you are making 10 inch squares. You can get 4 squares from each strip of fabric. After cutting make sure you stack all the squares right sides up for later. Once all 5 fabrics are cut you should have a total of 20 squares. Then it’s time to start using the template to create the design. I like to cut my squares two at a time to make things go faster, but you can cut them one at a time if you are more comfortable that way. I first line the template up along one long edge as shown then cut along the angled side. Then rotate the template to line it up with the opposite long side. Then I make the second cut. Here I’m showing it again just in case the first time through wasn’t enough. To keep everything sorted and in order I placed each fabric’s pieces onto a sheet of cardstock so they are easier to move around. Then I labeled each piece of cardstock with a number between 1 and 5. This will help later with getting the pieces laid out correctly. Ok, so let’s get into the layout. I’ll be refering to the fabrics by number and that is based on whatever number you assigned from 1 to 5. Row number 1 starts with the left piece of fabric 1. Then the right piece of fabric 2. Make sure to leave a space in the middle for the thin slash piece that we’ll fill in later. Next the left piece of fabric 2. Right then left of fabric 3. Right then left of fabric 4. Right and left of fabric 5. Then the right piece of fabric 1 to finish the row. It should look like this so far. Then fill in the slash pieces. I filled mine in the order of 3,4,5,1,2. That way there is still a pattern to them, but the slashes aren’t the same as any of the neighboring fabrics. Now it’s time to get started with the sewing. We’re going to be sewing the blocks together in sets of 3 using a ¼ inch seam allowance. Sew the left piece to the slash with right sides together, then those to the right piece with right sides together. I like to put the three pieces onto a large ruler or piece of cardstock to take to the sewing machine to keep them from getting mixed up. Don’t forget to iron your seams after sewing them. Once the first block is done move on to the second and all the way done the row. Here is how the entire row looks when all the blocks have been put together. Then stack the blocks in the same order they were in and label with the row number and which direction is the top. Now onto row #2. You start with the left piece of fabric 2, then the right piece of fabric 3, left piece of 3, right of 4, left of 4, right 5, left 5, right of 1, left of 1 and right of 2. The slashes are filled in the order of 4,5,1,2,3. Then sew the blocks together like before. Once the five blocks are sewn stack and label. Then onto rows 3 and 4 following the same pattern of starting with the fabric numbered the same as the row you are on. Once you have all 20 of your blocks sewn it’s time to sew them into rows. Place the first and second blocks in a row right sides together and sew, each time you add a block to the row you will be sewing the edges with the same print together. You should be left with 4 rows and all that’s left is to sew the four rows together. Then your quilt top is complete! You can quilt, back, and bind the top however you like to finish it. The quilt top measures about 38 X 42 inches so it’s the perfect sizes for a crib or lap quilt. I am in love with how this quilt top turned out and plan on giving it to my daughter once that it is quilted and completed. I hope you will check out the links in the description box below for the 10 inch slicer and give my version of the project a try. Vanessa did send me an extra 10 inch slicer so I am planning on having a giveaway because I’m needing help naming my version of the quilt top. So if you have a good idea for what I should name it leave it in the comments below on this video’s youTube page and also make sure you’re subscribed to my channel so you can be eligible with your entry. Once there is a name suggestion that I like that will be the winner. If you’re new to my channel don’t forget to subscribe and check out some of my other videos. I do upload a new video every Wednesday so make sure to come back next week. I will see you all again soon. BYE!