How to Make a Tie Quilt

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Tie quilts are a no-sew quilt where two identically sized pieces of fabric are tied together to make the quilt. You can use any type of fabric, though most tie quilts are made with fleece fabric. You can pick any color or patterned fabric to customize the quilt to the recipient or the room where the quilt will be stored. You can also make the tie quilt in any size to fit your needs. These instructions are for a quilt that will fit a twin bed.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 yards of fabric for the front of the quilt
  • 2 yards of fabric for the back of the quilt
  • Ruler
  • Fabric pencil
  • Scissors

Lay the fabric out on a flat surface. Lay the front of the quilt face down and the back of the quilt face up on top of front piece. Smooth the fabric out, and cut off any excess fabric where the pieces do not match up. Cut off any edges that are frayed or have selvage marks. Selvage marks are the marks at the edge of the fabric with holes or uneven colors.

Cut a 4-inch-by-4-inch square out of each corner of the quilt. Use a ruler to measure the cut and a fabric pencil to mark the cut, if desired.

Cut 4-inch long by 1-inch wide strips around all edges of the fabric. These are the tails that you tie together to make the quilt.

Separate the tails, and tie one tail from the front and one tail from the back together in a double knot.

Stretch the quilt out after you finish tying all of the tails to smooth out its shape.

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