Press the quilt top, backing and batting. The backing is about 3″ wider and longer than the quilt top and the batting is about 2″ wider and longer than the backing.
Press Quilt top
Press quilt backing
Place the batting flat on a table, making sure it is smooth. Then, place the backing on the batting (wrong side of the backing is touching the batting). Smooth out the backing. Fold the quilt top in two and carefully place over the backing, as illustrated below on the left. Then unfold the quilt top over the backing as shown bellow on the right (right sides together).
Lay out batting, backing and folded top.
Carefully unfold top over backing.
Use small straight pins to pin all around the quilt top.
Use a 1/4″ seam allowance to stitch all the way around.
Remove pins as you stitch.
Press to set stitches
Carefully fold backing fabric over quilt top and press.
Press backing all around, if necessary pull backing.
Use a ruler to measure about 1/8″ from the folded backing.
Use a rotaty cutter and the ruler to trim
Trim all around. Make sure the backing is folded over the quilt top.
Using a seam ripper remove about 10″ of stitching between the inner and outer borders.
Cut the first and last stitches, marking beginning and end of the section where the stitches will be removed
Cut the thread every tree stitches
Fold the corners in a square before turning the project. This will produce nicer looking corners.
Insert your hand through the opening to bring the right side of the project out.
This is a tool to help you finish the turning of the corners.
Work out the edges, the corners, and then press
Use a thin piece of cardboard to help pressing the edges. Push the edge of the cardboard against the seam between the backing and the front. Press with the cardboard inside. Move around as necessary.
Edges are nicely pressed
Use straight pins to pin the opening. Make sure seam allowance is folded in.
Use thread to match and a blind applique stitch to close the opening. All done!