Stitch an easy-to-sew quilt using a variety of precut 2-1/2"-wide strips. Blue prints from the Clermont Farms collection by Minick and Simpson for Moda Fabrics are combined with chalk-white fabric to make a patriotic quilt.

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Materials

Inspired by Line Art from designer Holly Hickman
Quilt tester: Kathleen Williams

37-2-1/2x42" precut strips or 3 yards total assorted blue prints and stripes (quilt top)
37-2-1/2x42" precut strips or 3 yards total solid white (quilt top)
5/8 yard solid navy blue (binding)
4 yards backing fabric
70x83" batting

Finished quilt: 61-1/2x74-1/2"

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut fabrics in the following order.

From assorted blue prints and stripes, cut:
37-2-1/2x32-1/2" strips

From solid white, cut:
74-2-1/2x21" strips

From solid navy blue, cut:
7-2-1/2x42" binding strips

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Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, join one assorted blue print or stripe 2-1/2x32-1/2" strip and two solid white 2-1/2x21" strips to make a row. Press seams away from solid white strips. Repeat to make 37 rows total.

2. Working on a design wall, lay out rows in a pleasing fashion, moving them to the left or right to shift print or stripe sections off center as desired (Quilt Assembly Diagram).

3. Along the left-hand edge of all rows, mark a chalk line. Measure 61-1/2" to the right and mark a second chalk line along the right-hand edge of all rows. Trim rows on chalk lines (Quilt Assembly Diagram).

4. Join trimmed rows to complete quilt top. Press seams in one direction.

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Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste.

2. Quilt as desired. Karen Gilson machine-quilted a stipple design across the quilt top.

3. Bind with solid navy blue binding strips.

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