The Coin Quilt with a Little Pizzazz


Hi, I’m Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt
Company. Take a look at this fun quilt behind me. This is really a Coin Quilt with a little
something extra added on the sides, and it gives it a whole different look, and I want
to show you how to do this. This quilt behind me is fifty by fifty and I used twenty batik
strips to make it. So, if you use a whole jelly roll, like this one, this is Bali Darks,
and it’s going to make about a twin size quilt. So, it’s going to get real big, real
fast. So, let me show you how to do this, and we’re
going to use this batik jelly roll, and this is the hardest part right here, opening this
up. They’re so pretty. Now what we’re going to do with this is we’re going to
take four strips and we’re going to sew them together. So, we want contrasting strips.
So, we’re just going to open this up and we’re going to pull from different color
ways. So, I’ll take a green here off the top and I’m going to pair it with, oh, let’s
go with a, a bright, a yellow-y color. And you’re going to put these right sides
together, like this, and you’re going to sew them a quarter of an inch on the side,
and we’re going to go to the sewing machine and do that. And we’re just going to get
this baby going, we’re going to hold them out here, match them up, and then we can just
sail down the side, just like this. Little more. Now, we need four of these sewn together,
so as soon as I get down here to the bottom, I’m going to chain piece another two, right
in there. Ok, now I’m at the end of this. Now what
I’m going to do is, I’m going to go over to the ironing board and I’m going to press
these open and then sew these two together to make a set of four. So, I’m just going
to decide which, which one of these is dark. I’ll put the dark on the top, and then we’re
just going to press this open. We just want them to lay nice and flat. In this case, we’re
not going to match up any seams or nest anything so it, it, it doesn’t really matter which
side these get pressed to. It just matters that they’re nice and flat. Now we’re going to take these two and sew
them together. We’ll put them right sides together, like this, and we’re just going
to sew these together and make a set of four. Alright, we’re just about to the end of
these two strips. There we go and we’ll head over to the ironing board and press these
open. Alright, so now we have this very fun colorful
set of four strips sewn together and we’re going to bring these over to the cutting table.
So, we’ve got, I’m just going to move those strips over there, and I want to speed
up my cutting a little bit, so, what I’m going to do is, I’m going to fold these
in half, and I’m going to make sure that all of my little edges here, cause you’ll
have some uneven edges, cause strips are all, they try to make them all the same length,
but they’re a little bit different lengths. So we want to make sure that they all extend
beyond our cutting line and we’re going to straighten up that edge. So, let’s go ahead and straighten that up,
just like that. Now we have a nice straight edge to work with. We’re going to make sure
that we are lined up straight on our line and I was a little bit off so I’m going
to straighten this edge out again ‘cause we want a nice straight edge on that, there,
so, just a little bit off, but, you know, if we can be really, really close, we want
to be. And then we’re going to count over five
because we’re going to cut these the same, same width as a charm pack. So, we’re going
to count one, two, three, four, five, line up our ruler, and we’re going to cut these
in sets of fives. There we go. One, two, three, four, five, and I’m just going to cut a
couple of these. You’re going to cut your whole strip and we want this to end up as
a square. So, we’re going to have to add some pieces to the side, and that makes it
fun. Alright, so we have a little piece left there and we have these, these other pieces. So now what we’re going to do is, we’re
going to sew two strips to the side to make a square block. So our strips are going to
be two inches wide and we’ll put one on this side and one on the other side and I
am going to just, I’m going to use this strip here as, as my side piece and I’m
just going to lay these on, like this, and sew several of them on at a time. So, that,
it’s a little bit speedier method. So, we’ll take this over here and start.
And now I’m just at the bottom of that one, so I’m just going to tuck another one in
there. And this, this is just a quick way of putting on these little side strips. So
now you want to remember, because we’re looking for a square block, you’re going
to cut your strips two inches and not two and a half on, on this one. You might just
want to measure to make sure and then I’m just going to trim these apart, like this.
And this is, this is the very scientific, perfect cutting method, haha. Looks like I
could have got one more on there, but what I’m going to do now is, I’m going to flip
these over. Let me cut this one off here. I’m going to go, I think I’ll go ahead
and press these, actually, and then we’ll sew them down the other side. So, we’re
pressing this open, just lifting up that piece and rolling that back and now I’m going
to sew this piece down the other side. So, I’m going to grab another strip, which,
which I should have here. Oh, here it is. Whew, I thought that I lost that one for good,
haha. I’m cutting off the selvedge, right here. That’s all I’m doing — just cutting
off that selvedge. Now, I’m going to take this back over and
I’m going to do the same thing to the other side and just lay these down. As I sew along,
I’ll have them right here. So, we can just put them on and, and make another side piece.
Again, I’m watching that quarter of an inch and the quarter of an inch is, is a, it’s
important, but it’s more important that you’re consistent. My quarter of an inch
is always a little fat because I like to see the peaks coming out under the edge of my
foot. So, it’s always a little bit fatter than, than a true quarter, but that’s alright.
Consistency is what we’re looking for here. Alright, now we’re going to cut these apart
and iron them open and then I’ll show you the layout. This really makes a quick fun
quilt. Alright, let’s press these back. There we go. Alright, now let’s take a look
at how we’re going to lay this out. This is fun because it goes together just like
a fence rail, but it gives the look of a, haha, got that guy hanging on there, it gives
the look of, of this basket weave thing going on. So, we’re going to put one block, like
this, and our next block we’re going to turn, like this, and then this one will go
straight, and then this one will turn. See what’s happening? Can you see it on here?
This one goes this way and this one goes up and down. Sideways, up and down, sideways.
Now I want to show you this other quilt that I did, again, where I used the white. Look
at that. How fun is that? Bright and happy. Cheerful. This one charm pack. If you happen
to have a charm pack laying around and the, the black is going to be about a yard of fabric
that you’re going to use for your, for your piecing and on this one you have a little
inner border. So, it’s really whatever you’d like to do to make this fun quilt. Quick and
easy, Coin Quilt with just a little bit of pizazz added to it. And we hope you enjoyed
this tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.