Class Requirement Bargello Class with Sue April 1st at All Saints

Bargello Quilt  -  Saturday, 1st April

 

This technique can be used to make a quilt of any size.  So I've listed the fabric requirements  for two different sizes.  You choose which size you want to make.

 

To get the blended progression of fabrics that make this pattern so beautiful, choose a variety of small and medium prints and work with 2 or 3 colour groups.  Large prints and multicoloured fabrics can cause problems so please avoid those.

 

For a gentle, co-ordinated look choose fabrics that progress gradually from one to the next - remembering that whatever is at one end of your progression will be next to the fabric at the other end throughout your quilt.

 

For a bolder, more striking look throw in a contrast fabric that will stand out and make a statement.  See illustrations below - or any number of ideas online.

 

Cot Quilt or Throw - 30"  x  50"

12 fabrics - 0.30m each  plus  extra for borders (optional) and binding.

 

Single Bed  -  40"  x  70"

14 fabrics - 0.5m each  plus extra for borders (optional) and binding.

 

N.B.  Jelly rolls or strip packs might work as the fabric is all to be cut into 2 1/2" strips but you need 4 strips of each fabric so you would require 2 jelly rolls that have 2 of each fabric.  And you would have a lot of leftover strips.

 

The extra you need for the borders will depend on how wide you want them.  A rough guide is:

Narrow inner border approx. 1.5 - 2 inches

0.5m  for  cot and lap

0.75m for single bed

 

Wider outer border approx. 4 - 6 inches

1.25m for cot and lap

1.75m for single bed

 

Binding

0.5m is usually enough for binding (0.75m if making a double or larger).

Or you could use the leftovers of all your Trip Around the World fabrics and have a multi fabric binding.

 

Backing and Wadding  -  to fit the size of quilt you are making.