Beginner’s Simple Strip Quilt – Cutting Fabric

Once you have picked out your fabric the next step is to start cutting the fabric. It is important to take your time when cutting the fabric so that you don’t make any errors. Before cutting into your fabric purchased for the quilt try practicing cutting on a scrap piece of fabric.
You will need to square up your fabric, then cut (1) 4 1/2″ strip from each tan and green fabric. The fabric is folded, but the full width is between 40 and 44″. So your strips will be approximately 44″ x 4 1/2″.

4 1/2″ inch strip

From the blue fabric that I picked out I then cut (2) 4 1/2″ strips. From those strips then I needed to square up one of the 4 1/2″ ends on each strip, and then cut (18) 4 1/2″ squares. This then turns the blue fabric in little squares as you can see in the image below, that are placed at the end of each long strip. If you have leftover fabric from your squares you can use it to add a border.
Ellen's 1600 Quilt

Drawing of finished quilt

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