Military Max Quilt Tutorial

22 Feb 2015

Military Max quilt tutorial
 
Hi Riley Blake readers, I'm Andy Knowlton from the blog, A Bright Corner.  I'm sharing with you today a fun and easy tutorial to make this cute throw size quilt using the Military Max fabrics designed by Bella Blvd.
 
Military Max quilt tutorial
 
The finished Military Max quilt measures about 48" x 60".
 
Supplies:
  • 3/8 yard each of 6 prints
  • 3/4 yard solid white
  • 1/2 yard binding fabric
  • 3-1/8 yards backing, or 2 yards of 60" wide Minky
  • Circle and Star template
  • Heat n Bond EZ Print Featherlite sheets (need 5 sheets)  OR Heat n Bond Lite or Featherlite (or other similar fusible web)
 
Cutting:
From one of the prints, cut 1 @ 6.5" x WOF (width of fabric).  Then subcut to 5 @ 6.5" square.  

From the other 5 prints, cut:
1 @ 6.5" x WOF, then subcut to 3 @ 6.5" x 12.5"
1 @ 6.5" x WOF, then subcut to 5 @ 6.5" x 6.5"
 
From the solid white cut:
2 @ 12.5" x WOF, then subcut 5 @ 12.5" square
 
You should now have 30 (6.5") squares, and 15 (6.5" x 12.5) rectangles.
 
Military Max quilt tutorial
 
 
Step 1:  Using a 1/4" seam, sew all 6.5" squares into pairs.  Press seam to one side.  
 
Military Max quilt tutorial
 
 
 Step 2:  To each pair, sew one 6.5" x 12.5" rectangle.  Press seams toward the rectangle.  Make 15 of these blocks (12.5" x 12.5").
 
Military Max quilt tutorial
 
Step 3:  Print the circle and star template onto 5 sheets of Heat n Bond EZ Print Featherlite OR print one template onto regular paper and trace onto regular fusible web (such as Heat n Bond Featherlite) using a pencil.  You will need to trace the circle/star five times.  
 
The EZ Print sheets are so handy because you can print directly onto them using your regular printer - no tracing needed!  
 
Military Max quilt tutorial
 
Step 4:  Cut out each circle, leaving about 1/4" around the lines.  Following the manufacturer's instructions, press the Heat n Bond Featherlite to the wrong side of the solid green fabric.  You will need 5 green circle/stars.  
 
Military Max quilt tutorial
 
Using sharp scissors, cut out both the circle and the star, directly on the lines.
 
Military Max quilt tutorial
 
Step 5:  Peel off paper backing.  Center the circle/star shapes in each 12.5" white square.  Press in place.  
 
Military Max quilt tutorial
 
Step 6: Using a coordinating thread, stitch around the edges of the circle/star applique with a straight stitch.  Alternatively, a zigzag or blanket stitch could also be used.
 
Military Max Quilt Tutorial
 
Step 7:  Lay out the quilt blocks following the diagram.  Sew blocks into rows using a 1/4" seam.  Press seams for all odd numbered rows to the left and even numbered rows to the right.  Sew rows together.  Press seams.
 
Military Max quilt tutorial
 
Baste and quilt as desired.  For the binding, use the 1/2 yard binding fabric, cut into 2.5" strips to make a straight grain, double fold binding.  You can find a great binding tutorial here.
 
 
Military Max Quilt Tutorial 
 
 I quilted mine in a gentle meander with a few stars sprinkled about.  And as soon as it was bound, both of my boys claimed it as theirs!  
 Military Max Quilt Tutorial
 
 
 

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