The first question you'll what to know the answer to is, "How much material do I need?" Answer? I have no clue. I just buy material and make squares and when I'm out, the quilt is done. I'm sure there's a science to it somewhere, but I have no idea. Start small and buy flannel. You can use other cotton materials, but flannel works the best, so start there. Let's say for this pattern buy about one yard of a patterned flannel and two yards of a solid flannel. You'll need twice as many solid squares as patterned squares. Also, here are some materials you'll need - the blue thing is to measure your squares and to cut the squares so you don't ruin your table. The yellow thing is a rotary cutter, I think, and the circle part is a mother load blade that cuts through material like butter, and the clear thing helps to keep the material in place while you're cutting. You can get all these things at Walmart...or if you don't want to invest until you're sure you can do this, borrow them from a friend like I did.
|Measure the material to make 6x6 inch squares. Remember, you'll need twice as many solid as patterned squares.|
|You should have a hella lotta squares.|
Finally all the sewing is done! Now comes the REALLY annoying part. You need to cut all those damned edges and it's annoying...and takes forever. Make sure you have good scissors. Yours may or may not be able to cut through four layers of flannel. If it can't, just cut through two, and then two again. You'll want to go almost to the stitching, like this...
Now you need to throw it in the washing machine, by itself because flannel sheds like no other, and throw it in the dryer. When it comes out it will look like you totally know how to sew!