Finishing a Quilt Envelope Style

Step 1: Quilt your project using a cotton backing.  After completing the quilting, measure the length and width of your quilt.  In this example, the length is 6” and the width is 6”.

Step 2: To cut your final backing piece, take your completed quilt front measurements and add 1” to the height measurement.  In this example, the height is 6”, add 1” for a total of 7”.  You would cut a piece 6” by 7”.

Step 3: Cut your backing piece from side to side about to ½ from the top.  In this example, the cut was made 2 ½“ from the top creating two pieces, one 2 ½“ and one 4 ½”.

Step 4: With right sides together, using a ½” seam allowance, stitch a seam about 1” at both edges, leaving the center part of the seam open.

Step 5:  Press both seam allowances down. 

View of right side of backing after pressing the seam allowances down.

Step 6: Pin the completed quilt front and back right sides together.

Step 7: Stitch the completed quilt front and back right sides together.

Step 8: Clip and trim corners.

Step 9: Turn right side out through the opening in the backing.  Press.  Insert Stitch Witchery, Heat-n-Bond or other double sided fusible in the opening.  In this example, Stitch Witchery was used.  Option – hand sew the opening closed.

Back – finished after pressing to activate the fusible product.

Finished quilt front.

1 comment:

Deb Hardman said...

Thanks Katy for the instructions! & thanks Margaret for figuring out how to get it posted!