A Temperature Quilt is a fun, creative way to mark each day of the year with bright, vibrant colors. Today, let’s explore putting your temperature guide together and fabric.
Don’t forget that this quilt is all about where you are! You are going to be tracking the temperature every day (I only tracked the highs).
Make sure you are tracking from the same place every time to keep accurate.
How to set up your guide for the quilt
You’ll need to find a place where you will track your weather from. I am using this website here.
You’ll also need to see what your range of temperatures are for your area. I found that we range from 20 – 105. So some of my temperatures will be in the 5 while others will be less than 5. Example. 20-25, 80-83, 84-87. or possibly closer than that.
It really is up to you to decide how much space you want from the temp to temp. Also, when putting these together, if they continue to fall in the same area – the colors will match and you may not want that.
I feel like this is pretty flexible and if you need more variations the more you go, you can add some.
Use the blank guide to fill out and staple or pin your fabric swatches to keep track of what you are using for each!
Take the time to set this up at the beginning. It will make your life so much better when you get around to beginning to sew.
Every block represents one week – you’ll need 52 blocks plus a few spacers to make the layout work.
Fabric for your Temperature Quilt
You’ll need a variety of colors!
I stuck with fabrics that are either solid or read as a solid. You can see in the video some that I’m thinking of using.
The cooler weather is green, blues, purples.
The warmer weather is yellow, oranges and reds.
For the background areas you’ll need around 3 yards.
About the Rocky Weather Temperature Quilt
- blocks are paper pieced. Full tutorial here on the technique
- the pattern includes everything you need to get started. buy it here
- there are 52 blocks – one per week of the year
- each week features 7 spots for temp tracking (I am tracking the highs only)
You are going to want to grab the pattern here- Temperature Quilt Pattern $9
My Fabric Choice for the Temperature Quilt
Keep up with the new videos on the Temperature Quilt on the Youtube channel here. They’ll send you a reminder when a new video goes live!
Buy a set of Quilt Block Markers here in the shop – Quilt Block Markers
How does a temperature quilt work?
In case you weren’t aware, temperature quilts are quilts in which a chosen color represents a particular range of temperatures. Though there can be variation, usually each block in the quilt records the daily high and low temperature for a specific place over. For my temperature quilt, I am only keeping track the high.
How much fabric do you need for a temperature quilt?
This quilt requires 3 yards of background fabric, 1 yard for the center large triangle and then around 5 yards of mixed colors and hues for the actual temperatures.
Can a beginner make a temperature blanket?
Heck yes! This temperature quilt is actually pieced using paper piecing. It takes a minute to get used to the process, but it’s easy to catch on and you’ll love the accuracy when it’s finished!
You can find more info on the Temperature Quilt here – Rocky Weather Temperature Quilt