Posted on February 28, 2019 by Jenn Thurston | 8 comments
Hey everyone! Have you ever seen those Moda turnover precuts before? Wondering what a turnover is? They are actually layer cakes cut on the diagonal. Are you thinking, I would never buy one of those because I have no idea what to do with it? I'm here to help you, I made an hour glass quilt with mine and I'm here to post a tutorial on how I did it just for you!
Quilt finishes at 43" x 59"
- (1) Turnover Moda Precut, I chose the Color Me Happy by V and Co.
- (1 1/2 Yd) Background, I used a Bella Solid
- (1/2 yd) Binding, I used Big Sky by Amy Brady
- (2 3/4 yds) Backing, I used Simply Color by V and Co
Step 1: Cut your background into 10" squares
You'll need (20) 10" squares of a background (grey in my case), then cut them on the diagonal
Pair up each background triangle with a print triangle from your turnover precut
Step 2: Sew the background fabric to the print fabric
Right sides together sew your background with print fabric, press your blocks (I pressed my seam to the solid side)
Step 3: Trim the half squares
Trim all half squares to 9 1/2"
Step 4: Draw a line down the center of the half square triangles
Pair up the half squares you would like sewn together as your hour glass block, draw a line down the center of one of the blocks you will be pairing together (there should be 20 blocks you'll be drawing a center line on)
Step 5: Match up the seams on the two half squares
Match up the seams on the two half squares so they lock in place, I pinned on the seam to keep the blocks stable when sewing down the bias (the line that was just drawn in step 4 is on the bias)
Step 6: Sew a scant 1/4" on each side of the line
Step 7: Cut down the center of the drawn line
Cut down the center line and press each block
Step 8: Square up each block
Trim each block, I squared mine to a 9" square
That's it! Now layout as desired and you have yourself a new quilt top done in record time!