Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tutorial: The Euclid Quilt

Hey y'all! You ready for this? After years of being asked about the original Euclid quilt, here is a tutorial just for you! As I mentioned in my last post, I have gotten many requests for a tutorial or pattern for this quilt over the last three years and after showing Alex snuggled up under it recently on Instagram, I received a renewed wave of requests. I decided that I should just do it! It's a pretty easy quilt to put together - it's the math that seems to be a killer for people who've tried to figure it out for themselves. That's why it's called Euclid. Let's go!!

24 - 2.5"xWOF strips of fabric
1 Yard solid fabric
4 Yards fabric for backing
1/2 Yard for binding

*Finished quilt measures 48x64". All seams are 1/4" unless otherwise stated. Press in between steps. Also, you don't have to use a solid for the centre of the blocks - something like a text print, or texture (like Sketch) would be really fun! Fabrics used are Botony by Lauren and Jessi Jung and Kona White.


-From each 2.5"xWOF strip cut two (2) 2.5"x4.5" strips and two (2) 2.5x16.5" strips.
-From the 1 yard of solid fabric cut twenty-four (24) 4.5x12.5" rectangles.
-Pair up the four pieces from each WOF strip with one solid rectangle. These five pieces will comprise one finished block.

-Sew one 2.5x4.5" strip to each end of the solid rectangle. Press.

-Sew one 2.5x16.5" strip to each long side. Press.

You now have one finished rectangle block. Repeat the above steps with your remaining strip and solid sets.

-Take three of your finished rectangles and lay them out like the above. Sew the two horizontal rectangles together. Press. Sew the vertical rectangle to the previously sewn horizontal rectangles. Press. I like to call this the "big rectangle block".

*Sorry, that there aren't any pictures for the next stop. But you can refer to the finished quilt top above. You can also refer to the colouring sheet that I've made (link is below).

There are four rows of two big rectangle blocks that make up the quilt top. Lay out your blocks as indicated below and sew together.

Row 1 (Top): Vertical rectangles to the left
Row 2: Vertical rectangles to the right
Row 3: Vertical rectangles to the left
Row 4: Vertical rectangles to the right

Your quilt top is now finished - yay for you! Sandwich, quilt as desired, and bind!

If you would like a colouring sheet for the quilt, you can get it here!

My quilt isn't finished yet, but I'll show it here when it is. It's actually going to be a wedding present for my godmother who is getting married in October. Have I mentioned that I have two (TWO!) weddings and my birthday all in the same weekend?! Craziness.

So what do you think? I hope that those who have been asking for a tutorial or pattern for this quilt for the past three years are excited to finally have it. If you do end up making the quilt, make sure that you post pictures in my Flickr group! I'm excited to see what you do.



    Thought you'd like to see my version of your Euclid quilt. Thanks for a great pattern. I'm hoping to get it quilted up tomorrow.

  2. It would be awesome to have embroideries where the white is... your quilt is wonderful.

  3. What a great pattern for left over jelly roll strips

  4. Is there a way to print this tutorial please?

  5. I can't wait to get started on this one!

  6. I would love to make this with an applique or a saying in the middle of the solid (white) rectangle.If it were a memory quilt,you could print out a photo in each of middle panels.

  7. The white strips are perfect for signatures or (embroiedered) wishes, blessings ....
    Just lovely.

  8. I am going to use this pattern to make a blessings quilt for my grand niece. I am going to have everyone write on white paper and scan and print on photo paper so I can color them all the same.

  9. I love your quilt. I'm using it for a pattern to make my daughter ( In Michigan) one for Christmas,using Christmas material and writing in some Bible verses. Thank you very much for taking time to do the tutorial for us. Judy

  10. As I'm sure you already know, this pattern makes for an awesome memory quilt. I just used it to make a quilt for my son's best friend who is moving. Each kid in the class (and some teachers) colored the solid blocks with sharpies and I stitched it all up. It looks fabulous! Thanks for an amazing tutorial!
    Pics here:
    Allison Pogany

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Allison! It is a joy to me that people still love and use this tutorial so many years later. Great job on your quilt - I hope your son's friend enjoys it!