The Inside Out Quilt is a quick and easy quilt that’s not only beautiful but also perfect for donation. I originally designed this quilt for my donation quilt drive for National Foster Care Month in May 2021, and I’m excited to continue this event in 2023. If you’d like to learn more about how you can donate a quilt to children in foster care click HERE.
The Inside Out Quilt is super quick to make because it skips the conventional binding process. Instead, we sew the quilt top and backing together and turn it inside out, creating a lovely finished look.
My Inside Out Quilt measures 48” x 60” which is the perfect size to go in a Comfort Cases Bag for a teenager.
I would love for you to join me in making a quilt to donate to children in foster care, through our chosen charity, Comfort Cases, to find out more click here.
TO MAKE AN INSIDE OUT QUILT YOU WILL NEED:
4 x 30” width of fabric
1 ⅔ Yards fleece fabric minimum width 52” for Backing
With each of the four fabrics:
Cut 4 x 6½” width of fabric
Press your fabric
With each of the four fabrics: Cut 4 x 6½” width of fabric
Group each of the four fabrics how you would like them to repeat on your quilt top
Sew the four strips together (you will have four groups of 4 strips)
Press all your seams in the same direction
Cut sewn together strips into 6½” blocks, as pictured below
Sew your blocks together, as pictured below
Sandwich your quilt top and backing by:
- Layout your backing on your surface with the wrong side of the fabric facing toward you
- Ensure it is flat and smooth
- Layout your quilt top on top of your backing
- Use your hands to smooth your quilt top out as much as possible
- Pin around the edges of your quilt
Sew around the edge of your quilt top, leaving a 10” gap from where you started
Turn the quilt top and backing inside out
Sew around the entire edge of the quilt
Quilt as desired
Watch my YouTube video tutorial which shows you exactly how to make an Inside Out Quilt:
Thank you so much for joining me in making a quilt to donate to Comfort Cases for children in foster care.
Don’t forget to print out my PDF (found here) and write a note to Comfort Cases so we know how many quilts we donated for National Foster Care Month in May.