AQS Let's Quilt: Beginners Series with Bonnie – Xquisite Scrap Quilt
Bonnie on AQS Let's Quilt Set
AQS Let's Quilt: Beginners' Series with Bonnie – Xquisite Scrap Quilt

The Series

Whether you are a beginning quilter or one who wants to pick up some tips for making a quilt, this AQS Let’s Quilt series is for you. Once you learn the basics, you will be comfortable with making any style of quilt. Bonnie Browning begins with the most popular patterns, plays with color, and shows you how to make a quilt step by step. Downloadable instructions are included with each lesson.

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SERIES PAGE

CLASS 3, XQUISITE SCRAP QUILT, SPONSORED BY

BERNINA
Everything Mary
Havel's Sewing
Off the Wall Quilt
Panasonic Cordless Irons
Tracey's Tables

Four Lessons

Lesson 1:
Gather Fabric and Getting Ready to Sew

Fabrics used in this quilt are light, medium, and dark values of any color. This quilt is great for using up scraps you already own. If you don’t have a lot of scraps, purchase two yards of one light fabric to use wherever lights are needed, and use your other fabrics in medium and dark values to make the blocks. Learn Bonnie’s easy method for sorting your fabrics.

Lesson 2:
Half-Square Triangles

Using the traditional method for making Half-Square Triangles, we will sew Nine-Patch blocks using light/medium, light/dark, and medium/dark combinations of HSTs using Bonnie’s method for creating the half-light and half-dark blocks. Today is a sewing day – don’t be matchy-matchy in choosing fabrics to sew together. All colors work in this quilt!

Lesson 3:
Sewing the Blocks

Using the chain piecing method of assembling the blocks, you will see that it really doesn’t make any difference which colors are used if the values of the colors are right.

Lesson 4:
Assembling Your Xquisite Scrap Quilt

Playing with the layout of the blocks is such a fun part of this quilt. Because this block is half-light and half-dark values, any layout that you could use for Log Cabin blocks can be used for this quilt. Bonnie will use the design wall to show you several designs for your quilt.

AQS Let’s Quilt Sponsor Giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS

Congrats to the 16 Winners – and thanks to the generous sponsors – of our AQS Let’s Quilt Giveaway! Good luck on your future projects, and be sure to share photos of what you create with us.

BERNINA of America – One prizewinner will receive a BERNINA XL trolley loaded with fun tchotchkes from BERNINA of America with a retail value of $499.
• Debbie of Canadensis, PA

Everything Mary – Two prizewinners will each receive a XL Rolling Case, Deluxe Store & Tote, Collapsible Desktop Craft Caddy, and XL Machine Dust Cover with a retail value of $272.47.
• Marsha of West York, IL
• Cindy of Ider, AL

Havel’s Sewing – Four prizewinners will each receive a rotary cutter & mat, snips, and fabric scissors package with a retail value of $93.96.
• Kay of Lawrenceburg, KY
• Charlotte of Averill Park, NY
• Nancy of Plymouth, MA
• Sali of White Stone, VA

Off the Wall Quilt
One prizewinner will receive a 72″ Design Wall with a retail value of $150.
• Cynthia of Belfast, ME

One prizewinner will receive a Rotating Cutting Mat Set with a retail value of $99.
• Maggie of Lebanon, TN

One prizewinner will receive an Adjustable Ruler Set with a retail value of $150.
• Rebecca of Canyonville, OR

One prizewinner will receive a 18″ Design Wall with a retail value of $50.
• Donna of Lakeland, FL

Panasonic – Four prizewinners will each receive a WL602 cordless iron with a retail value of $99.95.
• Pat of Bellevue, NE
• Lai of San Diego, CA
• Monica of Soldotna, AK
• Carol of La Crosse, WI

Tracey’s Tables – One prizewinner will receive a 3-drawer cutting table with a retail value of $760.
• Cathy of Alanson, MI

PRIZES

Sponsor Prizes

1. BERNINA of America
• One prizewinner will receive a BERNINA XL trolley loaded with fun tchotchkes from BERNINA of America with a retail value of $499.
2. Everything Mary
• Two prizewinners will each receive a XL Rolling Case, Deluxe Store & Tote, Collapsible Desktop Craft Caddy, and XL Machine Dust Cover with a retail value of $272.47.
3. Havel’s Sewing
• Four prizewinners will each receive a rotary cutter & mat, snips, and fabric scissors package with a retail value of $93.96.
4. Off the Wall Quilt
• One prizewinner will receive a 72″ Design Wall with a retail value of $150.
• One prizewinner will receive a Rotating Cutting Mat Set with a retail value of $99.
• One prizewinner will receive an Adjustable Ruler Set with a retail value of $150.
• One prizewinner will receive a 18″ Design Wall with a retail value of $50.
5. Panasonic
• Four prizewinners will each receive a WL602 cordless iron with a retail value of $99.95.
6. Tracey’s Tables
• One prizewinner will receive a 3-drawer cutting table with a retail value of $760.