This is the easiest way to make an iSpy quilt for kids – follow this simple ispy quilt pattern that can be customized to any size.
Ok, you guys. Today I’m sharing a tutorial that is far from my DIY comfort zone. So, so far. My sewing skills basically end right after I learned to adequately sew in a straight line. That’s it. I can sew in a straight line… about 80% of the time. Oh, and I’m proficient with a seam ripper.
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Here’s what you will need to make this iSpy Quilt:
- 24 cuts of patterned fabric, cut into 5-1/2-inch wide strips
- solid fabric – for trim and back of the quilt
** This quilt can be made in just about any size. You just need to tweak the width of the fabric strips that you use.
How to make an iSpy Quilt
First, sew your fabric strips together, four at a time. Press the seams.
Then, cut large 20 x 20 squares.
You will end up with 4 20″ x 20″ squares that you can rotate and arrange however you like. Each of the 24 patterned fabrics will appear in the quilt twice.
After I sewed the large squares together, I added a 4″ solid border and a navy backing.
This is probably one of the most basic quilts ever, but my twins have spent HOURS playing with it. We will curl up with it on the couch when watching a movie or reading a book. Mostly, though, we like to lay the quilt out on the floor when we play. The twins can play iSpy on the quilt or play games.