Birdie Stitches Quilt Top Instructions

Posted in Uncategorized on Dec 08, 2011

Have you finished up your stitching? =p  Today I’m going to share the Birdie Stitches finishing instructions.

Sashing & Border Cutting Instructions:

From the sashing fabric cut:

-6 strips 2.5″ x WOF, subcut 3 strips into (8) 2.5″ x 12.5″ strips, sew the three remaining strips together and cut into 2 strips 2.5″ x 58.5″

-Cut 5 strips 2.5″ x 40.5″

From the border fabric cut:

Cut 6 strips 4.5″ x WOF, piece together, cut 2 strips 4.5″ x 52.5″ & 2 strips 4.5″ x 58.5″

Piecing Instructions:

Begin by sewing the 2.5″ x 12.5″ strips to the 12.5″ blocks.  Press seams toward the sashing.  Make 4 sets of 3 blocks.

Sew the 2.5″ x 40.5″ sashing strips as shown.  Press seams toward sashing.  Make sure to add a strip to the top and bottom of the quilt top.  Sew a 2.5″ x 58.5″ strip to the left and right of the quilt top.  Press seams out.

Adding Borders:

Sew a 4.5″ x 58.5″ border strip to the left and right of the quilt top.  Press seams out.  Sew a 4.5″ x 52.5″ border strip to the top and bottom of the quilt top.  Press seams out.

Your quilt top is complete!–You are now ready to sandwich your quilt and quilt as desired.

You all are probably ready to see my finished Birdie Stitches quilt at this point in time…however, it is still in block form. =p  It will be hand quilted using coordinating perle cotton in the sashing areas.  I’ll be sure to share it when it is finished! =)

Thanks again everyone for joining in with Birdie Stitches over the last year!

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  1. 1
    Joan says:

    Thank you for sharing the lovely pattern for the Birdie Stitches Quilt. I appreciate your generosity. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  2. 2

    Love my Birdie sts ,. I have family staying this week so no sewing . I shall get there

    Many thanks for your kindness Katleen Solomi (blogger cottonreel)

  3. 3
    Sarah@SewMe says:

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for faithfully offering us such fun little patterns to stitch up every month in 2011. I’m not quite ready for these final instructions but hope to be soon. I’ve grown very attached to my wee Birdies and have enjoyed every minute of this beautiful BOM. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. 4

    Thank you SO much for Birdie – I’ve really enjoyed stitching these. I’m 3 behind, but hope to have them completed during the holidays. I’ve decided instead of making 1 quilt, I’m going to make 12 minis and hang them in my Ackfeld wire frame throughout the year. Cheers!

  5. 5
    Kimberly says:

    Great instructions! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. 6
    Aundrea says:

    Thank you for the fun this year. Please do it again! :)

  7. 7
    Ellyn says:

    2 more birdies for me to stitch… I was keeping up month to month until November! I will finish them up very very soon & be ready to put them all together. Thanks for the darling patterns!

  8. 8
    charlotte says:

    Thanks for the Birdies this year Corey. I have loved stitching along. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  9. 9
    Sharon says:

    Thank you for the past 12 months. I finished mine up a few weeks ago and gifted it last week so it is now with its new owner ……. happy all round. Huge thanks again and a Merry Xmas to you and your family. Hugs, Sharon

  10. 10

    Thank you for these lovely embroidery patterns. I have so enjoyed working on them.

  11. 11
    Karen says:

    I am so late to the party on this pattern, but loved seeing all the blocks everyone did! Darling pattern :)

  12. 12
    Sarah H. says:

    I have so enjoyed working on this throughout the year! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern with us. Can’t wait to finish up December’s block and get them all put together! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  13. 13
    Fiona says:

    I’ve been loving these over the last year. They have brightened quite a few drab days, too. Thanks for all your hard work and generosity. I can’t wait to see how the final top looks when it’s finished.

  14. 14

    Thanks so much for the little birdies. I have December almost stitch and anxiou to put it all together. How much material do I need for the border and backing?

  15. 15
    edyB says:

    What a fun project this has been. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Merry Merry

  16. 16
    Jan M says:

    Thanks so much for the cutie pie birdies patterns. I love them all and can;t wait to sew them all together! It was so nice of you to share!

  17. 17
    Jytte R says:

    Thank you for all the lovely Birdie Stitches. It has been great fun to stitch them and I will miss your freebie once a month. I am ready to finish the quilt and will do so right after New Year.
    Happy Christmas to you.

  18. 18
    Sue says:

    This was a lot of fun, and very cute! Thank you so much for all the hard work and time you put into this project for us. My stitching is nearly complete and I plan on putting the quilt together in January. I love it!
    Thank you!

  19. 19

    Thank you very much Corey for these twelve wonderful stitching patterns along with the finishing. It must have been a lot of work to do this and I want you to know how much I appreciate your talent and generosity! Have a very Merry Christmas with your family.

  20. 20

    Thank you, Corey, for a year of these sweet block patterns. I’m looking fwd to completing the quilt for my granddaughters after the New Year. Happy Holidays to you and all the special people in your life :)

  21. 21
    Lisa says:

    I’ve enjoyed making these very much. Thanks for sharing them! I made a bed runner using mine, but I’m stumped as to the “quilt as desired” portion of the instructions. I can’t hand quilt (bad wrists) and don’t want to detract from the embroidery. The distance is too great to have no quilting in the blocks since I intend on washing them occasionally (cats). Any ideas?

  22. 22
    Anita R says:

    Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful blocks! I have saved them in hopes of making a very similar quilt in colors to yours. I appreciate your creativity and generosity in sharing :)

  23. 23
    Gladys says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the lovely pattern for the Birdie Stitches Quilt with us! I enjoy embroidered each block! Have you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! A big hug!

  24. 24
    PegS says:

    I really want to thank you for all your hard work in putting together the Birdie Stitches quilt along! When I saw the blocks in early spring, I knew I needed to make them but didn’t know what to use the quilt for. I decided to make it for our goddaughter and she will receive it for Christmas. I am so excited to give it to her and have you to thank for making it possible!!!

  25. 25
    dawn says:

    Thank you for sharing the Birdie Stitches! I enjoyed stitching them each month along with seeing what others did. I’ll be watching for cute finished quilts on the flickr group.

  26. 26
    Dawn Vereeke says:

    Love, love, love this! All my blocks are done, and it’s now going together. No idea how to quilt it…any ideas from those who have gotten this far? Thanks so much for designing this, it was so fun stitching & and anticipating the next month!



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