May 05, 2010

Hunky Bars -- Quilt Tutorial

Hi there!  I'm pretty sure most of us quilters have to do lists miles long, so long in fact, it gets overwhelming.  I have a fast, easy, super cute quilt that you can finish in a couple days!  Most of you could probably figure this out - but I already did all the math for you, no thinking, just cut and sew this quilt!  Show off the prints you love most :)
Hunky Bars - 60" x 62" - you do get the play on words, right!?
My quilt is made with six beautiful Hunky Dory prints, use the same prints or raid your stash for your favorite prints that you can't cut into, but would love to have a quilt with!  I've simply numbered the fabrics so that you can decide which works best for you - be creative!
Hunky Bars Materials - top #1 thru #6 on bottom

Here's what you need --

Fabric #1 - 7/8 yard
Fabric #2 - 7/8 yard
Fabric #3 - 1/2 yard
Fabric #4 - 2/3 yard
Fabric #5 - 5/8 yard
Fabric #6 - 5/8 yard

Binding - 5/8 yard
Backing - 3 3/4 yards
Piece of batting 62”x 64” 



Before cutting, press your fabrics, and if you need a refresher in squaring your fabric check out my tutorial prior to your first cut.


Cutting Instructions ::



Fabric #1 cut:
2 - 12 1/2” x wof strips
Crosscut into 12 1/2” x 24 1/2” and 12 1/2” x 18 1/2”




Fabric #2 cut:
2 - 6 1/2” x wof strips
1 - 12 1/2” x wof strip
Crosscut into 2 - 6 1/2” x 24 1/2” and 12 1/2” x 18 1/2”


Fabric #3 cut:
1 - 6 1/2” x wof strip
1 - 8 1/2” x wof strip
Crosscut into 6 1/2” x 36 1/2”, 8 1/2” x 20 1/2”, and 6 1/2” x 18 1/2”


Fabric #4 cut:
1 - 12 1/2” x wof strip
1 - 8 1/2” x wof strip
Crosscut into 12 1/2” x 36 1/2” and 8 1/2” x 40 1/2”



Fabric #5 cut:
1 - 6 1/2” x wof strip
1 - 12 1/2” x wof strip
Crosscut into 6 1/2” x 42 1/2” and 12 1/2” x 42 1/2”



Fabric #6 cut:
1 - 6 1/2” x wof strip
1 - 12 1/2” x wof strip
Crosscut into 6 1/2” x 36 1/2” and 12 1/2” x 42 1/2”


Binding fabric cut: 
7 - 2 1/2” x wof strips



To assemble ::


Row #1 is fabric #5 - 42 1/2" x 6 1/2" + fabric #3 - 18 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Row #2 is fabric #1 - 24 1/2" x 12 1/2" + fabric #4 - 36 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Row #3 is fabric #3 - 36 1/2" x 6 1/2" + fabric #2 - 24 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Row #4 is fabric #2 - 18 1/2" x 12 1/2" + fabric #6 - 42 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Row #5 is fabric #4 - 40 1/2" x 8 1/2" + fabric #3 - 20 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Row #6 is fabric #5 - 42 1/2" x 12 1/2" + fabric #1 - 18 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Row #7 is fabric #2 - 24 1/2" x 6 1/2" + fabric #6 - 36 1/2" x 6 1/2"
I pin everything!  :)
Using 1/4" seams sew the rows together.  Press your seams (open) and sew your rows into a quilt top!  Press your seams again and get ready to quilt.
It really is that easy!  There are so many fabric combinations that would look great with this simple layout.  Once again I am reminded that quilts don't have to be complicated to be beautiful and well loved!  This is a perfect first quilt too, if you've been lurking in blogland, building up the courage to have a go at a quilt - do it!


In the coming days I also have a few Basics Tutorials to add to my collection.  I took pictures start to finish with this quilt - pretty sure Joe thought I was nuts - oh well!  The tutorials include straight line quilting like this - 


and tacking down your binding.  


**Some great news - Natalia at Piece N Quilt has put together a kit!  It is in Tweet Tweet fabrics which I think is adorable, and can't wait for one of you to make it up!  Check out the kit options - here. - Thanks again Natalia!!


Also I have a pdf available, complete with quilt diagram - download yours today!  In two weeks I will have it with my patterns for a small cost.


Finally - if you want to sell a quilt using my pattern - go for it!  Just be sure to give me, Amy's Creative Side, credit by linking back here, and no major manufacturing - Thanks!


I hope you like it!  Happy quilting ~
Amy
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13 comments:

Jackie said...

Great little quilt Amy! Thanks for the tutorial!

Terriaw said...

What a nice easy peasy quilt with great results. Love the blue added in the mix for nice contrast.

Leslie said...

this is so cool...amazing tutorial. i love the fabric you did it in.

Natalia said...

Cute tute Amy! :)

MomBrose said...

That's awesome! I think it's the next one I'm going to try! :)

Heather said...

what a great way to showcase a lovely assortment of fabrics.

Vicki said...

Super cute quilt, Amy! The hunky dory line is growing on me. And my LQS has some of it....

Allie said...

This is darling Amy, thanks for the tute!!!!

Lisa said...

Great pattern. Thanks!

Candied Fabrics said...

I'm gonna be a copy cat and say: cute tute!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Oh you were having some fun!!! Very fun fabrics and pattern. Don't you just love to share....it is so much fun.

Thanks :)
Kelly

Ritapizza said...

Simply beautiful quilt!! I really really adore the fabrics you selected! Great tutorial too! Thanks, Amy!

littlewoodbird said...

Hi Amy,

This quilt is really cute - I love the colours! Thanks for the inspiration!