How to Make a Quilt the Inside Out Way

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Quilts do not have to be difficult to make.
Quilts do not have to be difficult to make. (Image: Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Traditionally, quilts are sandwiched and sewn together with the top facing up and the bottom facing down; they look complete except for the binding. The inside-out method sandwiches the quilt differently, and it needs to bet turned right side out before it can be completed. This method eliminates the need for borders and binding on a quilt.

Things You'll Need

  • Quilt top fabric
  • Scissors
  • Batting
  • Backing fabric
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread

Cut out the shapes for your quilt. The size and shapes in your quilt block are entirely up to you. Simple square blocks are the easiest for beginners.

Sew the quilt top together, one row at a time. Once your rows are sewn, sew the rows together.

Cut a piece of batting the same size as the quilt top. Cut a backing fabric to the same size, as well.

Lay the quilt top on the floor, right side facing up. Lay the batting on top, followed by the quilt back. The back should be facing down. Pin around the entire quilt to hold the layers together.

Sew around the quilt using a 1/2-inch seam. Leave an opening of at least 6 inches. Remove the pins as you come to them to prevent running over and breaking them.

Trim the corners and seams of the quilt. Be careful not to cut through your stitches.

Turn the quilt right side out through the opening in the stitching. Press the quilt seams so they lay flat.

Fold the opening to the inside and pin it shut. Sew around the outside edge, 1/4 inch from the edge. This will help the quilt edges lay flat and close up the opening at the same time.

Sew a few lines through the middle of the quilt to hold the layers together. You can also take a few stitches throughout instead.

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