Awhile back I did a quick video and tutorial showing the Mile a minute quilt method.
It’s so slick & perfect for grabbing into that scrap bag and just sewing, sewing, sewing.
There is no thought process that goes with it, it’s simple line them up- right sides together and sew.
Because of this, you end up with a super scrappy and wonderful quilt.
You can kind of plan ahead by using scraps that are all from the same quilt fabric line or color value. Either planned or not, it’s perfect for when you need to use up fabric and or make up a quilt really quick.
Mile a Minute Tutorials:
Supplies you may need:
- Rotary cutter or a new sharp blade
- Cutting Mat
- Quilt Ruler
- Sewing Machine – this brother is my favorite!
- Iron – here or here
- Seam Ripper – not my favorite thing to do!
Now that you have collected and reviewed the process….here are some fun patterns!
Mile a Minute Patterns & Layout Ideas
mile a minute quilt tutorial
notice that these are sewn in all kind of directions- similar to a pineapple quilt block version
more info found here
staggered block pacement with black sashing- no corner blocks
more info found here
keep with a color theme – more info found here
no sashing- all blocks are sewn together, more info found here
sashing is cut on an angle to make them look topsy turvey- more info found here
alternate the sashing – this quilt uses purple and green. more info found here
sashed in white and on point, plus a scrappy strip border- more info found here
sashed in skinny black- great way to break up the busy- more info found here
If you are looking for something that allows you to sew to a foundation – then the string method is perfect for you!
It’s all about using those scraps, but sewing them to a foundation piece of fabric first, then trimming if needed and setting in a quilt top. It is a little bit heavier, but will help you keep to a specific size and not get overwhelmed with all the little bits and how they should fit together.
Have a favorite quilt layout for mile a minute blocks?