Cross Quilt Pattern Tutorial – Christian Cross
The entire quilt fits a hospital bed, but the medallion alone is baby quilt size, according to www.quiltmaker.com/holy-cross-quilt-pattern. Holy Cross quilt patterns depicting a traditional Christian cross are available at www.quiltmaker.com/holy-cross-quilt-pattern.
Cross Quilt Design Inspiration
Randy C. was the inspiration for this cross quilt design. “I’m fairly new at quilting so any help would be appreciated,” Randy says. Randy also wants to make quilts for seniors in nursing homes and those in hospitals who are less fortunate.
Traditional Christian Holy Cross
The traditional Christian cross is made up of a horizontal crossbeam that intersects a vertical beam, dividing it into a top arm and a two-thirds descending arm, revealing left and right side arms that are equal in length to the top arm once intersected.
Before cutting any fabric, read the instructions and study the diagram below. If you’re not sure how to cut strips and make strip sets, check out these instructions: https://www.scrapish.com/how-to-cut-strips.
Prepackaged Fabric B: 4 3-8 yards (blue) and 4 1/2 yards (white). Backing: 2 yards 108 inch wide backing fabric. Batting: prepackaged 90 by 108 inch queen size batting.
Easy Holy Cross Quilt Pattern Instructions
All seams are stitched using a 1/4 inch seam with the right sides of the fabric together, and the yardage has 42 inches of usable fabric.
Cut Fabric for Medallion
Cut fabric for the cross quilt pattern’s inner and outer outlines. Cut 5 (1 1/2 inch x WOF) fabric strips from Fabric A. Make 3 strip sets from Fabrics A and B; subcut lengths for Descending Arm, Top Arm, and Crossbeam.
The Top Arm section (Row 2) of the cross quilt pattern is now complete. Stitch Row 2 Left and Right panels (13 1/2 inch square) to the left and right sides of the Top Arm/Strip Set/Endcap unit.
Assemble Crossbeam Section
Stitch one Strip Set/Endcap B/Bridge/Strip Set unit to top of Crossbeam unit with Fabric B at the bottom. Stitch one Endcap C to each short end of assembled crossbeam with Fabric B at the bottom.
Assemble Descending Arm
The Descending Arm section (Row 4) of the cross quilt pattern is now complete. Stitch one Endcap C to the bottom end of the Quilt in the same way as the top Arm. For pictures, see Steps 6a to 6d.
Stitch Medallion Together
Stitch together the three sections that make up the cross medallion. After Rows 2, 3, and 4 are stitched together, the center of the medallion should look like the one shown in the photo below.
Add Borders to Cross Quilt Pattern
Refer to the Cross Quilt Pattern Assembly Diagram below for Steps 11a and 11b. For the long border strips, cut them a little longer (maybe 1 or 2 inches) than the mentioned measurement and trim them to size once stitched on.
Cross Quilt Pattern Assembly Diagram
How much time do you have to make a quilt top with a cross quilt pattern?
Finishing Your Holy Cross Quilt
Steps 1-14: Layer the batting, backing, and quilt top in this order and pin baste them together. Bind your quilt with 8 (2 1/2 x WOF) strips, trim selvage ends, and join to make one long binding strip.
Cross Quilt Medallion
If you only want to make a baby quilt, here’s what you’ll need: Fabric A: 5/8 yard (white). Fabric B: 1 3/8 yard (blue). Backing: prepackaged 45 by 60 inch crib size batting.
How do you make a quilt step by step?
Making a Quilt from Scratch (by Hand)
- Collect your materials and tools.
- Prewash your fabric.
- Iron your fabric.
- Measure and cut your patchwork.
- Lay out your quilt.
- Sew your patchwork into rows.
- Iron your rows.
- If this is your first quilt, go for a simple pattern for a small quilt.
What is the easiest quilt pattern for a beginner?
A square patchwork quilt, made from fabric squares sewn together in a simple grid pattern, is one of the easiest quilts for a beginner to make. You can cut squares from your own fabrics or start with a precut fabric bundle called a “charm pack” or “layer cake.”
Can I make a quilt with a regular sewing machine?
The short answer is YES, you can quilt with a regular sewing machine, with the machine you already own; there are two methods for doing so: straight-line quilting with a walking foot or free motion quilting with a free motion quilting foot.
What is directional cutting in sewing?
Cutting from wide to narrow (larger end to smaller end), inside to outside, is a good way to remember when cutting out the pattern to maintain the grain.