I finally finished my son’s Minecraft Quilt that I made with the Minecraft Quilt Pattern published in Seriously, I Think it Need Stitches…
This was my first quilt! it took me a while to learn quilting basic skills, but after taking a few Craftsy classes and following Kelli’s patterns I was able to sew this beautiful quilt. I also made two shams to match the quilt.
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My son is very happy with his quilt, but it was a long ride… Kelli published a block per week, and he was always impatient asking me why she couldn’t publish a block every day.
I bought the Minecraft Sew Along Fat Quarter Bundle from Fat Quarter Shop. The fabric is a good quality but I don’t recommend it. I thought it was going to be easier to have all the colors that I needed for the quilt, but I ended buying more fat quarters for some colors (i.e gray, cream, pink) and I have about 7 fat quarters that I didn’t use.
I enjoyed the piecing of the blocks and my son was very excited with each of them! but I hated quilting it. I did a 1″ grid and it took me forever. Whenever I took a break to work in something else, this happened.
Kelli published over 40 blocks, a Giant Ender Dragon for the backing, and Minecraft Letter blocks that can be used to piece the name of your kid.
Giant Ender Dragon
Minecraft letter blocks
These are some pictures that I found in Instagram of Minecraft Quilts:
There are many skills needed to quilt and it is very time consuming. Below I’ve listed a few Craftsy Quilting classes that have been helpful in my learning process:
In quilting is very important to be precise cutting your fabric. The pieces are usually very small and you have to match them precisely like in a puzzle. My skills using a rotatory cutter were non existent, my rule always slided and I was always damaging the rotatory cutter blades.
I learned how to use the rotary cutter correctly in the Cut to It Strategy for Smarter Quilting Craftsy class. I am amazed in how efficient Debbie Caffrey cut her quilts pieces using 8 layers of fabrics at a time.
After a while, this technique is being helpful cutting different projects (not only quilting)
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting – $39.99
Once you cut your pieces, sewing them together with a 1/4″ seam allowance is easier said than done. I even bought a seam gauge to make sure I stick to the 1/4″ seam allowance and my blocks always end up smaller that they should. I learned piecing quilting skills in the Piece like a Pro class. Donna Lynn will show you what order you should sew your pieces, what side you should press the seam allowance to, how to make the seams match perfectly, etc
I’ve notice a big improvement in my blocks using the skills that I learned in this class.
It was also helpful to sew a precise seam allowances for all of my projects.
Piece Like a Pro – $39.99
Once you sew all your pieces, Cyndi Souder teach you how to sandwich the backing, batting, and quilt together, how to baste it, the marking tools available, and your options for quilting (free motion, quilting around fabric motifs, filling stitches, etc). This is a very good class to learn quilting basic techniques.
Hitting the Mark: Perfect Quilting Every Time – $39.99