Friday, May 16, 2014

CSQ Charity Quilts

The other day at my guild's Council meeting, the charity committee was discussing plans.  I offered to put together a quick tutorial for something easy and versatile, that could be suitable either for children or veterans (wheel chair size). Members who want to participate can choose whichever works best to use up their scraps or their stash. Here is what I came up with:

CSQ Charity Quilt, 40" x 48"

Here is the top I made to test the pattern:
CSQ Charity Quilt Top, 40" x 48"

For anyone who is interested, here are the instructions:

Fabric requirements: Please prewash all fabrics.
Top center and outer border: assorted scraps for a total of 103,  4-1/2” squares. You can get 9 squares from a WOF strip so 12 WOF strips should be sufficient. Cut WOF strips 4-1/2” wide, then sub cut into 4-1/2” squares.
Inner Border: 3/8 yard.  Cut 4 (four) 2-1/2” WOF strips. Remove selvages and trim 2 (two) of the strips to 36-1/2” and the other 2 (two) to 32-1/2”
Binding: 3/8 yard.  Cut 5 (five) WOF strips, 2-1/2” wide.
Backing: 1-1/2 yards, at least 42” wide.
Piece squares into rows of 7 (seven) patches each. Make 9 (nine) rows.
Join rows together for center of quilt.
Attach 36-1/2” inner borders to sides.
Attach 32-1/2” inner borders to top and bottom.
Piece remaining squares into strips of 10 (ten) patches. Make 4 (four) strips for outer borders.
Attach a border strip to each side of quilt center.
Attach border strips to top and bottom.
Layer, baste, and quilt as desired.
Machine-finished binding is recommended for durability.

Linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Friday Finish over at Crazy Mom Quilts. Check them out!


  1. i always love to see how different a pattern looks with various fabric choices. the same . . . but different! i really like the colorful, cheery fabrics you chose for your top.

  2. That does indeed look cheery, and it would be a fun quilt to work up using leftovers.

  3. Great looking easy quilt! Thanks for sharing with the H2H crowd!