Hello, friends, and happy Tuesday! Today I’m sharing the All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt Finishing instructions. The All the Trimmings quilt was such a fun project. I love my quilt and also have loved all of the other versions I’ve seen. And be sure to read to the end of today’s post as I also have another delightful Christmas Quilt Along to share with you as well.
All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt Finishing
All the Trimmings Fabric Requirements
First, while I’m sharing finishing today–it’s definitely not too late to join in with this sew along if you haven’t already started. The rows go together quickly and are well-suited for beginning quilters. For this quilt you can start with a Layer Cake and 1-½ yards of background fabric. And you can find a cute printable with the complete fabric requirements here. (You’ll also notice there is a cross-stitch version of the same project available as well). Additionally, the quilt finishes at 33 ½″ x 38 ½″ and doesn’t have a border. If you want to add an outer print border get an additional ¾ yard of fabric. I’m not adding a border to my quilt but am going to make a scrappy binding to add more color around the edges of my quilt. If you missed my post on row one, you can find it here.
All the Trimmings Fabrics and Tools
I’m sewing along with the Red Barn Christmas collection by Sweetwater with a few older pieces from their earlier Christmas group, Holly’s Tree Farm added in. And, I used Christmas Morning fabrics for my backing and binding. They coordinate beautifully with the Red Barn Christmas fabrics, too. For my solid background I’m using Moda Bella Porcelain which is lighter than Ivory and a nice creamy contrast to my fabrics. The Fat Quarter Shop version is sewn in the Christmas Morning collection by Lella Boutique with a dark background and will also be stunning. But really, any Christmas group would work, and this one sews up terrific with scraps, too! Finally, you’ll really want to have the Mini Simple Folded Corners Ruler on hand for this one. It saves a lot of time.
All the Trimmings Finishing Pattern Link
I finished my All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt with the fun polka dot print on red from the Christmas Morning collection (linked in the paragraph above).The polka dots add such a fun touch to the edge of my quilt. I also have the perfect spot in my kitchen to display this quilt when it gets time to bring out all of the Christmas décor! Go here to download the finishing pattern, or click the button below (remember the pattern may not be available until 8:00 a.m. CST).
Time to Hustle Christmas Sew Along
I just found out over the weekend that my friend Lissa is beginning a fun Christmas sew along this week (tomorrow). I’ve actually made this quilt before using American Jane fabrics shortly after Lissa first published it in American Patchwork & Quilting. (See my original quilt finish using this pattern from 2014 here). I’ve always thought it would be fun to make another one in Christmas fabrics, and here is my chance!
Lissa is using the new Basic Grey Christmas collection (Hustle & Bustle) mixed with some Christmas Morning fabrics. I’m going to have to get busy with a fabric pull and start cutting to see what else I might need to buy. You’ll also need Lissa’s amazing book (one of my favorites), Oh, Scrap to get sewing. Find more details from Lissa’s sew along introduction post here. And since this week is just choosing fabrics and cutting, it’s definitely not to late to join in. Plus, she’s taking a week off for Thanksgiving!
Happy Quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
I’ve really enjoyed this quilt along. The pattern is so cute! I used the black background and love the dramatic contrast. I’m going to use the scraps from my red, green, and gray fabric to add a border and increase the size to fit my dining room wall space. Thank you for sharing your quilt!
DARLENE KUNKEL says
I gust waited to take the time to say Hi, and thank you for all you do. I learned alot from your site. I do have a question about a fabric that has a partern that you want to all go in one direction., how do you do get it to do that ?I have tri,ed to cut in all different dirrection and i have not mastered it yet so if you can help I would be so happy.
Im not a good writer so if Ive missed speled any words please forgive me. my computer is so light its so hard to see it to.
Thank You So much .Darlene Kunkel