Thursday, July 25, 2019

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Ribbons!!!

Well it's another lovely Thursday and that means time for another Tutorial Throwback feature.  And since it is the last Thursday in July, I thought it would be nice to do a little Christmas in July throwback.   So today's tutorial spotlight is the Ribbons Quilt!!! This is a wonderful Christmas in July quilt that goes back 7 years and is still a favorite go-to throw to make ;)

The design is a variation on a Jelly Roll race quilt.   Have you ever participated in one of those??  So much fun!!!   Ribbons takes it up just a few notches though by adding some solids to the mix, and piecing the strips together on 90 degree angles instead of straight 1/4" seams. (just like making a really long binding strip)    It adds so much fun and flair, and yet is is still super fun and fast to make. 

And like I said, Ribbons is Jelly Roll friendly with just a few solids added in.   Which makes it super easy to get started on your quilt, because all you need to get is a favorite Christmas Jelly Roll (which come out every July)  and (4)  1/2 Yard Cuts of Coordinating Solids.  That's it and you are ready to start sewing :) 

And while you don't have to sew this quilt as a race, it certainly goes together fast.  I even included a few little tricks and tidbits in the tutorial to speed up the process and make it even easier ;)  And because you add in the solid strips, it really varies the design making no two quilts quite the same.  So fun!! 

When it came time to quilt Ribbons, I wanted to keep with the Christmas theme so I tried something new.  I did some Holy and Ivy with loop d' loops and it turned out so cute.   And I even made a little video tutorial of the quilting design that you can watch over at the Ribbons Tutorial post ;)    And yes, this was pre-long arm days, so it's a tutorial on the domestic machine ;)  

And that is my Ribbons Quilt for this Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!  It is such a fun quilt to make, and is still a family favorite to pull out each December and snuggle up in.    It finishes at a perfect throw size of 60" x 70" great for snuggling in.    And of course, Ribbons doesn't have to be just for Christmas, it would look great in any Jelly Roll and coordinating Solids ;)   They sky is the limit on this super fun strip quilt!!!  

I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thrusday!!!    To make your own Ribbons Quilt,  just click on any of the quilt name links for the free step by step tutorial.   And when you are done, I would love to see your quilt!!  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  or or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your Ribbons Quilts!!!

Thanks for popping in today and have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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1 comment:

  1. This is so cute! I like the idea of adding in some solids rather than just breaking into a second Jelly Roll!


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