Well, I started watching the Penn State vs. USC game (Rose Bowl) and gave up at half time....my oh my, Penn State looks terrible (apparently things got a bit better in the second half). So, I moved myself up to my sewing room and assembled my mason jars....
I thought I would add a quick tutorial at this point.
I drew a template for my mason jars on a piece of graph paper. You can do the same and make your jars any size or shape that you like. I will give you the measurements that I used, in case you would like to copy.
There are so many ideas for this jar quilt. I have seen it done up adorably using all sorts of insect fabric...like bugs in jars.....so cute! You could use fabric with sewing notions to make a quilt for your sewing room....oh there are so many possibilities!Here are the measurements for my template:
A (veggie fabric) 6 " by 8 1/2"rectangle.
B (black) 1 3/4" squares
C (black) 1 1/4" squares
D (grey or gold) 1 1/4 by 4" rectangle
E (black) 1 1/2 by 4" rectangle
F (black) 2 1/4 by 2 1/2 " rectangles
G (black) 1 1/2 by 8" rectangles
Sashing (wood print or brown) 1 1/2 inch strips of 44" wide fabric
Start by sewing squares B onto A in the top corners (right sides facing) diagonally across square. Fold corner to outside and press. Repeat the same with squares C onto lower 2 corners of A. With right sides together, sew G to each side of A.
Assemble top rectangles by sewing D to E (right sides together) and then add F to right and left side.
Attach your jar lid piece to your jar piece to complete block.
Assemble blocks in a row and add sashing between rows.
Finish by adding sashing across top of top row and down each side.
You can then add a border around the whole thing and complete by quilting and adding bias binding.
All seams are 1/4 inch.
If you have any questions feel free to email me!
PS: The secret to accurate quilt piecing is accurate cutting....nothing beats a cutting wheel, and a 1/4 inch presser foot. These presser feet have a little straight edge on them that guarantees a perfect seam every time!