Dianna Frohn, a long time Moore’s customer from Huntington Beach, taught this class to a group of ladies, and they finished their quilt tops in less than 3 hours. (Dianna’s finished quilt is shown above.)
1 package of ‘Bali Pops’, a ‘Jelly Roll’ or 40 strips that are 2 ½” wide by approximately 40” length (width of fabric).
1. With right-sides together, overlap the ends of two strips forming a corner. The corner of two strips should make a 90 degree angle.
2. Sew all 2 ½” strips together using a diagonal stitch line at each corner to create one 1,502” long strip.
3. Trim each corner – you can trim all at one time or as you go.
4. Cut 18” from one end of the completed strips and add it to your fabric scrap box.
5. Find the ends of the 1,484” long strip. Place the ends right sides together and sew, using a 1/4″ seam allowance, the length of the strip (742” of sewing – do you have enough thread for this project?).
6. When you reach the fold, cut at the fold.
7. Find the ends of the strip again and with right sides together, sew the length again.
8. When you reach the fold, cut apart.
9. The strip is now 371” long.
Don’t bother to measure the length of the strips at any time. You get what you get – the finished length and width of the quilt top will vary somewhat as sewing technique and fabric selection create some variation. We are working with fabric here, not building a bridge that must be long enough to span a canyon.