What is a bento box quilt?

Bento box quilts are sewn from easy quilt blocks that make use of color and contrast to create a unique look when blocks are sewn together (see the example, pictured). A bento box quilt block pattern explains how to assemble each corner of the block separately. There are many bento box quilt patterns.

How many 10 inch squares are in a fat quarter?

A fat quarter can be cut into 2 – 10” squares (layer cakes) with extra fabric for 4 – 5” charm squares 12 – 5” charm squares and a 22” Jolly strip.

What is a bento box quilt block pattern?

A bento box quilt block pattern explains how to assemble each corner of the block separately. This is a simple method that will help you create a variety of quilt layouts if you like to use a wide assortment of fabrics to make a quilt.

How much fabric do you need to make a bento box?

How to Do It The Bento Box quilt block finishes at 12 inches by 12 inches and is made from 2 1/2-inch wide strips of fabric cut in different lengths. Reduce cutting chores by using jelly rolls—coordinated packs of fabric made up of 2 1/2-inch wide strips cut from selvage to selvage. Compare prices of jelly roll packs.

How do you make Nine Patch quilt blocks?

Nine patches are the foundation of your larger quilt block and must be accurate for best results. Make 20 nine patch quilt blocks. Sew a long Fabric 3 strip to a Fabric 5 strip of the same size. Press to set the seam, and then press the seam allowance towards Fabric 3. Check widths. The strip set should measure 6-1/2″ wide along its entire length.

How do you make a quilt with fabric 4 strips?

Grab two 2-1/2″ wide x selvage width Fabric 4 strips and sew them lengthwise to opposite sides of a Fabric 1 strip. Press (as sewn) to set the seams and then press seam allowances towards the (inner) Fabric 1 strip. The strip set should be 6-1/2″ wide.