I've been admiring many "Pluses" or "Plus sign" quilt projects. Heather brought hers to a Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild meeting and that tipped me over the edge from admiration to "wanting to make one myself".
Another thing I wanted to try out was a product called "Quilter's Grid Fusible Interfacing" It is an iron-on interfacing that is marked with grid lines. Sometimes the grid is marked into one inch squares, and sometimes two-inch squares. We had some in the shop that was a two inch grid.
I thought that the pluses quilt would be a perfect project to use the fusible grid for because it's all sewn from the same size of squares.
The idea of it is that you place your squares on the grid, and then iron them on so that they stick to the fusible side so that you are able to handle it as one piece instead of sewing all the little seams individually.
I took photos of the process in case you want to try it too!
First spread out the fusible grid. you have to make sure that the bumpy side is facing up, because they are what will melt to stick to the fabric. I found that I had to put some light colored fabric underneath it in order to see the grid lines
Next, I dragged it all over to where the iron was, and tacked them down, being careful to avoid getting the iron on to the extra edge of fusible around the edges.
Then I cut away the extra fusible all around the edges and pressed it really well so that the fabric was well fixed onto the fusible. They will still pull off, so you have to handle it a bit carefully.
Now, to sew the squares together, you can just fold over one column of squares at a time, and sew a quarter inch seam.
To sew the columns into rows, you want to be able to alternate the direction of the seams to reduce bulk. To do this, you just clip the little quarter inch place between each of the blocks. Its okay if you cut through the sewn threads. Then you press the seams in each row back and forth
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