If you’re looking for a fast and easy quilt that never turns out quite the same way each time, then this is the quilt for you! This quilt is perfect for a pile of 5″ squares and some strips of fabric that have a similar look or theme (or you could go competely scrappy!) You’re probably used to quilts that are made in rows, but this one has a little flair because it is made in columns rather than rows! This adds extra interest, and makes the quilt look harder than it is. Because it is an incredibly fast and easy quilt!
This is also a great quilt for beginners. If you haven’t yet perfected the quarter inch seam, then this is a great quilt for you to practice on. The top and bottom of this quilt are not even, and that is done by design. You’ll be squaring up that top and bottom edge at the end of making this quilt. That also determines the final height of this quilt, so you may make several of these Strip Tease quilts and have them turn out different lengths. And that’s okay! This is a versitile and flexible quilt. Once you make one, you’ll want to make many more!
Expect to spend an afternoon making this quilt if you’re a more advanced quilter. A beginner may want to put aside a full day. It should not take much more time than that.
Supplies to make this fast and easy quilt
84 – 5″ squares
6 – 10″ x 20″ strips (each sub-cut into a 5″, 3″, and a 2″ strip)
When I was on a visit to Sew Yeah Quilt Shop in Las Vegas, I tandem-sewed this quilt with Teancum, one of the shop owners. Watch the step-by-step video of the making of this quilt here:
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Here is the original version of the quilt I made years ago, using the fabrics I got from the Pink Door Fabrics Charming Solids club:
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