Raw Edges Square Quilt

How to make the Raw Edges Square Quilt with Chic n Scratch, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Angie Juda

This quilt was made in 2016 and all four videos for the Quilt Along have been combined into one video.  I’m slowly but surely getting all my quilting videos here on my Chic n Scratch website. 

You will need the following for the Raw Edges Quilt:

  • One Layer Cake
  • One Charm Pack
  • One Mini Charm Pack
  • The Layer Cake, Charm Pack and Mini Charm Pack are all of the same fabric line
  • Backing Fabric – 4-1/2 yard
  • Binding Fabric – 1/2 yard
  • Matching Thread
  • Glue Stick

My long arm quilter provides the batting.

I’m using Prairie Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby by Moda Fabric.

My first Raw Edges Square Quilt was made with Ambleside.

Quilt measures:   55 x 65

Raw Edges Square Quilt 

  • Use a table or the floor and lay out all 42 Charm Squares.
  • Place one Mini Charm Square on top of all 42 Charm Squares.
  • Optional: you can decide your vertical rows at this point … just remember to number them!
  • Once you’re happy with the placement, use a Glue Stick and attach the Mini Charm to the Charm Square and sew along the edge of the Mini Charm with a 1/4 seam.
  • Open Layer Cake and place the Squares on your Design Wall (you can use the floor or a bed).
  • Place Charm squares on the Layer Cake Squares.
  • Label each row.  You will  have 6 blocks across and 7 blocks down.
  • Use Glue Stick and add Charm Square to the middle of the Layer Cake Square.  You can use the Five & Dime Ruler by Kansas Troubles Quilters.
  • Sew a 1/4 seam on every charm square.
  • Make sure the grain of fabric in each square is going in the same direction.  Please see video for a better explanation!  Your seams will line up a lot better if you do this step.
  • Start with row one and place block one to block two with the right sides facing together and sew a 1/4 seam (I back stitch).
  • Repeat with all the rows.
  • Press the seams, it’s your decision … you can press them open or you can alternate each row and press them it to the left on one row and press it to the right on the next row.  Alternate each row if you press them to the left or right.
  • Take row one and row two and place them right sides together, line up the seams and pin.
  • Sew it at a 1/4 seam.  Repeat the same with row three and four and five and six.
    • Sew row 3 to row 4 with a 1/4 seam.
    • Sew row 4 to row 5 with a 1/4 seam.
    • Our Quilt Top is complete …… check it for holes and trim all the threads.
    • Press the seams.
    • Measure for backing, batting and binding fabric using the Robert Kaufman Quilting Calculator app on the iPhone.  If you don’t own an iPhone I would google “quilting calculator”  … or take it to the quilt shop and they will figure it for you
    • Before I take mine to the long arm quilter I will press and starch the quilt.  If you plan on storing it for a while … you may not want to starch it just yet.
  • My Quilt top measures 58 x 69.

    • I need 4-1/8 yards of fabric for the backing and 1/2 yard for binding … if I take it to my long arm quilter.
    •  If I wanted to finish it on my mid arm quilting machine I need a bit more fabric … I  would need 4-3/4 yards instead of 4-1/8.

I found this Quilt Pattern over on Moda Bake Shop and the original name is Scruffily Quilt by Rachel Griffith.  I’ve made some changes to the pattern … but not enough to say this is my original idea.  I have a feeling we may be making more quilts from the Moda Bake Shop  website … they have some pretty awesome tutorials!

Here’s a picture of the Raw Edges Square Quilt Top on my Quilt Wall. 

Here’s a couple pictures of it after I got it back from my longarm quilter.

1 thought on “Raw Edges Square Quilt”

  1. Love the quilt. I’ve made raw edged quilts out of flannel shirts. Sewing is my first passion. Thanks for sharing.


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