Make a Broken Orange Peel Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star! (Video Tutorial)


Hi everybody, it’s Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. And take a look at this quilt behind me. This is a really fun project. So let’s look at this. Isn’t this cute? We’ve used our orange peel template for
this. We’ve halved them, put four on a square
to make this darling quilt. So to make this quilt what you’re going
to need is two packets of five inch squares. And we have used Handmade by Bonnie and Camille
for Moda. I’m always a fan of their fabric. Hi everybody, it’s Jenny from the MSQC.
And take a look at this quilt behind me. This is a really fun project. So let’s look at
this. Isn’t this cute? We’ve used our orange peel template for this. We’ve halved
them, put four on a square to make this darling quilt. So to make this quilt what you’re
going to need is two packets of five inch squares. And we have used Handmade by Bonnie
and Camille for Moda. I’m always a fan of their fabric. You’re going to need 2 ¼
yards of background fabric. And that’s what you’re going to cut your squares from. From
your sashing, you’re going to need a yard and a half. And for your outer border you’re
going to need a yard and ¾. Now we used the same fabric on those so the total of that
is 3 ¼ yards. I hope that makes sense to you. Also for the back of your quilt we used
3 ¾ yards of fabric. And look at how beautiful this is. This makes a great backing. It’s
a nice pattern with the hexagons and it’s just adorable. So that makes a great backing
for that. And again that’s 3 ¾ yards. This is going to give you a quilt that’s about
60 by 68. Pretty close to there, give or take a few seam allowances. But it’s a good size
quilt. So let me show you how to make this. Now we took our background fabric and we cut
eight inch squares. You know I’m a fan of the pre cuts. And normally I would have used
a ten inch pre cut square. But when I cut my, my orange peels to put on there they just
looked kind of lost. There was too much space in there so we went, we just decided to use
yardage, change it up a little bit and cut our own eight inch squares. So from your pack
of five inch squares, what you’re going to do is you’re going to take those five
inch squares. And you’re going to take your little orange peel template and you’re going
to lay it side to side. And you’re going to just cut your orange peels out of your
five inch squares. You’re going to do this to all of them. And that comes off. I’m
just going to flip this around. It’s always better to be safe with the template, so be
careful. Now if you have a Sizzix machine this is a great time to get that out. Sizzix
has made all of our templates into dies and you could just crank those little orange peels
out. And that makes it really nice. So once you get your orange peels done, what
we’re going to do next is we are going to pile them up and I am going to, I have about
four here. The length of these is 6 ¼ and we want to cut them right in half. So that’s
3 ⅛. So I’m just going to line them up like that and I’m going to grab my little
ruler here and cut right on the line. I’m going to cut those right in half. Then we
just want to mix them up. I mean we don’t, we’re not matching anything here. We want
to just mix them up. So you’re going to take your ten inch or your eight inch. I used
a lapel stick. We’ve got these awesome lapel sticks. They don’t gum up your, your sewing
machine. And it keeps things in place. Because what we want to do is we want to stack four
of these on, on our square. Now an easy way to do that is to take your square and to fold
it fourths like this and make, finger press or iron the little folds on the sides so that
you have little centering lines. See how that is, I have the centering lines here and here.
And then you can do the same thing to your little, your little half an orange peel and
you can just set it like that. Make sure that they’re in the center because you do want
them to pretty much match up from block to block. I would say almost match up. So let
me get another couple here folded. And I’m going to lay these on here just like that.
And line up my two little pressing lines. Then you want to attach them. You don’t
want them to fall off as you go to your sewing machine. And so you’re just going to take
a line of glue and stick it on there. And you actually could do this before you line
them up so nicely on your sides. I just wanted to make sure that I had four that were going
to go together. And lastly, this guy right here. This little blue guy. Alright. So now what we’re going to do is we’re
going to stitch these down. Now you can use a tiny little zig zag or a blanket stitch.
Either one works. I’m going to use a little blanket stitch on mine. And I’m, I’ll
find my stitch up here on top and put it in. And it should give me just what I want. And
you’ll have to find that on your own machine. And make sure, you know, that it looks, it
looks the way you want it to. And then what I’m going to do is I am just going to go
up and do that little blanket stitch right along the edge of these to all four of them.
Stop at the top, come around and go down the other side. And I have, I have a whole bunch
of these done so this is basically what you’re looking, what you’re looking for right here
is this little blanket stitch that goes right around there. And you’re going to sew all
four of them down like this. And so I’ve done a little pile of these right here. And
it just makes a fun little block. Now when we go to put these together we’re
going to use that sashing fabric, whatever size your square is that’s the length of
your sashing fabric. Ours is eight inches so our sashing fabric is going to be eight
inches. And you’re going to sew a strip in between every square. Just like this. And
I would make sure that these are different, mostly because I like things scrappy. That
is personal preference. And if you want to match up you can. So you’re going to do
this, a row of these like this. And then let’s look and see how many we have across here.
We’ve got one, two, three, four, five, six across and one, two, three, four, five, six,
seven down. So six across and seven rows and we’re going to do this. So now when you get ready to put the sashing
row in between it’s going to have our little 1 ½ inch cuts. Now we’ve cut this out of
the background, this background fabric. We cut an inch and a half square. You’re going
to get 16 squares out of every strip that you cut. And you’re just going to make a
row of those to go in between. Here’s that row right here. Now we have carried this out
here in this first border as well. It blends in with this but it enabled us to keep this
little tiny cornerstone out here, which is just a little cool touch. Now interestingly enough when I make these
patterns up and put them on my design wall, I’m just using scrap fabric of what I have
around. But I want to show you something interesting. Because of the fabric that I used to make
it up, when I put this together, this is the pattern right here. See this circle? You might
not be able to see that until I put my finger around it but these circled up like that.
And that was because of the fabric that I used. And so it’s always fun to me to see
what happens when you change up the fabric. So this is a great project, a fun project.
A great way to make use of a couple of little charm packs. And we hope you enjoyed this
tutorial on the Broken Orange Peel from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.