Scrappy Houses Quilt | sewing houses row by row

Yesterday, I showed you how to sew your scrappy houses together using the Odif 505 Temporary Adhesive Glue Stick and Sulky Tear-Easy stabilizer when adding the doors. Now let’s put it all together!

Arrange the houses in vertical rows. Sew the house blocks together to make 5 vertical rows with 3 houses in each row. Press seams toward the background fabric.

Arrange the houses in vertical rows.

Arrange the house rows so they are not lined up across the top.

Sew the rows together.

Sew the rows together.

Trim the top and bottom so the edges are even.

Trim the top and bottom.

Border

Because you will be cutting WOF (width of fabric) strips, this will be a good time to use the Omnigrid Ruler Grip Double Suction Cup with one of the wider (eg. 6″ x 24″) Omnigrip rulers

From the border/background fabric, cut 3 strips 2″ x WOF (width of fabric).

Measure the length of the quilt. Cut 2 strips this length and sew them to the sides of the quilt.

Measure the width of the quilt. Cut 2 strips this length. You should be able to get the top and bottom borders from 1 strip of fabric. Sew the borders to the top and bottom.

Sew on side borders and then top and bottom border.

Now you can use the 2″ x 5″ strips that were cut from the 5″ house squares to make an interesting border. You might like to arrange the border pieces on a design wall or similar surface before sewing them together. When you’ve decided on your fabric arrangement, sew the 2″ strips together, end to end to make 4 border strips.

Arranged pieced borders as desired.

Measure the length of the quilt. Cut 2 of the pieced border strips this length. Sew them to the sides of the quilt.

Measure the width of the quilt. Cut the remaining pieced border strips to this length. Sew them to the top and bottom.

For the outside border, cut 3 strips 4″ x WOF.

Measure the width of the quilt. From 1 – 4″ strip cut 2 borders this size. Sew them to the top and bottom.

Measure the length of the quilt. Cut 2 – 4″ strips this size. Sew them to the sides of the quilt.

Sew on remaining borders.

Now your scrappy house quilt is ready to be quilted! Quilt as desired.

Join me again tomorrow as I give you some ideas for embellishing your Scrappy Houses Quilt. I’ll also show you other ways to use 5″ squares that are so easy to cut using the Omnigrip 5″ x 5″ Ruler and the OLFA 45 mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter.

This is part 4 of 5 in this series

Go back to part 3: Scrappy Houses Quilt | sewing the cutest houses

Go to part 5: More creativity with 5″ squares [4 quilt block designs]

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