Aiming for Accuracy I – Skill Building Quilting Booklet

Aiming for Accuracy I - Skill Building Quilt Booklet

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Designed by: Michele Foster
Pattern code: A4A-108
Finished size: 58″ x 82″
Skill level: Confident Beginner
Technique: Piecing
Format: PDF file (download and save instantly) [104 pages]
Price: $20.00 (USD)

Step up your quilting to the next level with the Aiming for Accuracy Booklet.

Download Sample Chapters

This booklet contains:

  • 17 comprehensive lessons, with full colour photos, to complete the quilt top.
  • Recommended products and tips for improving quilting accuracy.
  • Tutorials for creating half-square, quarter-square and split quarter-square triangles.
  • Finishing up ideas including choosing batting, basting, quilting and binding.
  • Blank colour charts to assist in planning the quilt.
  • Links to various tutorials, resources and videos for further information.

The Aiming for Accuracy quilt finishes at 58″ x 82″ and contains 30 blocks and a few single units. The entire quilt is pieced. No paper piecing, no y-seams and no partial seams required to complete this quilt.

This is an advanced beginner quilt. Skills needed include the ability to accurately sew a 1/4″ seam allowance and accurate cutting so that the puzzle-like design will fit together correctly. If you’re a beginner, check out the Breezy Beginner’s Sampler Quilt.

This quilt was originally taught on-line in weekly tutorials by Michele Foster at the Quilting Gallery.

Fabric Requirements

Below are the fabric requirements for the Aiming for Accuracy quilt. Please read the additional notes below carefully.

  • 6 yards of assorted prints
  • 3 yards of contrasting fabric
  • 3/8 yard for border squares or sixty-four (64) scrappy patches cut at 2.5″
  • 5/8 yard for binding (with a 2.5″ cut width)
  • 4 yards for backing
  • 66″ x 90″ batting (allows for 4″ extra on each side)

Assorted prints: The 6 yards represents 24 fat quarters which will give you a good variety of prints to use. You will have some leftovers, but they can be used for the quilt back, scrappy border squares and/or binding. You should be able to get by with only 20 fat quarters, but you’ll want to be careful when cutting.

Contrasting fabric: I’m using black for my version of the quilt shown in the lessons. However, I also completed a test version with 1930s prints where I used white. You need a good contrasting fabric so that the design stands out.

Backing fabric: The yardage is based on having a middle scrappy strip that is approximately 10″ in height.

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Completed Quilt Tops

Below are snapshots showing the wide variety of fabrics and colourways that can be used to make the Aiming for Accuracy quilt. To see more than 100 completed quilt tops, visit the Quilting Gallery or join us in the Facebook Group.

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Additional Photos

My A4A quilt basted.

My A4A quilt basted.

My 1930s version, stitched in the ditch.

My 1930s version, stitched in the ditch.

From the back, my 1930s version, stitched in the ditch.

From the back, my 1930s version, stitched in the ditch.

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This quilt design, tutorial and photos are copyright Michele Foster of Aiming for Accuracy Pattern Co. Please respect copyright and do not copy the tutorial or republish it, for free or for sale, in print or online. You may use this tutorial for your own personal use to create products for free or for sale. However, please credit Michele Foster of Aiming for Accuracy Pattern Co. for the design. No mass production is allowed.

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