Hunky Bars — Quilt Tutorial


Posted on May 5th, by Amy in finished quilt, Tutorial. 16 comments

Hi there!  I’m pretty sure most of us quilters have to do lists miles long, so long in fact, it gets overwhelming.  I have a fast, easy, super cute quilt that you can finish in a couple days!  Most of you could probably figure this out – but I already did all the math for you, no thinking, just cut and sew this quilt!  Show off the prints you love most :)
Hunky Bars – 60″ x 62″ – you do get the play on words, right!?
My quilt is made with six beautiful Hunky Dory prints, use the same prints or raid your stash for your favorite prints that you can’t cut into, but would love to have a quilt with!  I’ve simply numbered the fabrics so that you can decide which works best for you – be creative!
Hunky Bars Materials – top #1 thru #6 on bottom
Here’s what you need –
Fabric#1 – 7/8 yard
Fabric#2 – 7/8 yard
Fabric#3 – 1/2 yard
Fabric#4 – 2/3 yard
Fabric#5 – 5/8 yard
Fabric#6 – 5/8 yard

Binding- 5/8 yard
Backing- 3 3/4 yards
Pieceof batting 62”x 64”



Before cutting, press your fabrics, and if you need a refresher in squaring your fabric check out my tutorial prior to your first cut.


CuttingInstructions ::


Fabric#1 cut:
2 -12 1/2” x wof strips
Crosscutinto 12 1/2” x 24 1/2” and 12 1/2” x 18 1/2”




Fabric#2 cut:
2 -6 1/2” x wof strips
1 -12 1/2” x wof strip
Crosscutinto 2 – 6 1/2” x 24 1/2” and 12 1/2” x 18 1/2”


Fabric#3 cut:
1 -6 1/2” x wof strip
1 -8 1/2” x wof strip
Crosscutinto 6 1/2” x 36 1/2”, 8 1/2” x 20 1/2”, and 6 1/2” x 181/2”


Fabric#4 cut:
1 -12 1/2” x wof strip
1 -8 1/2” x wof strip
Crosscutinto 12 1/2” x 36 1/2” and 8 1/2” x 40 1/2”



Fabric#5 cut:
1 -6 1/2” x wof strip
1 -12 1/2” x wof strip
Crosscutinto 6 1/2” x 42 1/2” and 12 1/2” x 42 1/2”



Fabric#6 cut:
1 -6 1/2” x wof strip
1 -12 1/2” x wof strip
Crosscutinto 6 1/2” x 36 1/2” and 12 1/2” x 42 1/2”


Bindingfabric cut:
7 -2 1/2” x wof strips



To assemble ::


Row #1 is fabric #5 – 42 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ + fabric #3 – 18 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
Row #2 is fabric #1 – 24 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ + fabric #4 – 36 1/2″ x 12 1/2″
Row #3 is fabric #3 – 36 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ + fabric #2 – 24 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
Row #4 is fabric #2 – 18 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ + fabric #6 – 42 1/2″ x 12 1/2″
Row #5 is fabric #4 – 40 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ + fabric #3 – 20 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
Row #6 is fabric #5 – 42 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ + fabric #1 – 18 1/2″ x 12 1/2″
Row #7 is fabric #2 – 24 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ + fabric #6 – 36 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

I pin everything!  :)

Using 1/4″ seams sew the rows together.  Press your seams (open) and sew your rows into a quilt top!  Press your seams again and get ready to quilt.

It really is that easy!  There are so many fabric combinations that would look great with this simple layout.  Once again I am reminded that quilts don’t have to be complicated to be beautiful and well loved!  This is a perfect first quilt too, if you’ve been lurking in blogland, building up the courage to have a go at a quilt – do it!

In the coming days I also have a few Basics Tutorials to add to my collection.  I took pictures start to finish with this quilt – pretty sure Joe thought I was nuts – oh well!  The tutorials include straight line quilting like this –



and tacking down your binding.





Finally – if you want to sell a quilt using my pattern – go for it!  Just be sure to give me, Amy’s Creative Side, credit by linking back here, and no major manufacturing – Thanks!


I hope you like it!  Happy quilting ~
Amy





16 thoughts on “Hunky Bars — Quilt Tutorial

  1. Oh you were having some fun!!! Very fun fabrics and pattern. Don't you just love to share….it is so much fun.

    Thanks :)
    Kelly

  2. Simply beautiful quilt!! I really really adore the fabrics you selected! Great tutorial too! Thanks, Amy!

  3. I love this quilt and at first it seemed so easy however, I’m having some difficulty (I’m a new quilter) with the pinning part of this. These rows have some long and short, mis-sized…Is it supposed to be that way? Matching a 33″ piece with an 18″piece? I can’t visualize Help

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