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A Very Brimfield Christmas

Quilt Design: Nisha Bouri

Quilt Construction: Nisha Bouri + Sue Shattuck

Brimfield Awakening A Very Brimfield Christmas Free Tutorial
Get a jump on your holiday stitching and follow along in this 3-part tutorial!

Sue Shattuck took Nisha’s holiday quilt idea and ran with it! Best of all, she put together a 3 part tutorial for you if you want to give one of these adorable quilts a try. Take it away Sue!

Happy Holidays and welcome to Part 1 of the 3-part Brimfield Block Christmas Quilt!  This is a fairly quick and easy project that you will be able to complete in time for Christmas if you keep up with progress.  I hope you join along, and make sure to hashtag your work on Instagram using #BrimfieldBlockBOM so we can see your work (and to win prizes!!)! This quilt is designed for a person experienced in sewing and epp, and I do not recommend it for a beginner. Are you ready?  Let’s go! *(Note: I utilized free motion quilting with my machine.  If you are anxious about fmq, you may wish to line up a longarm quilter to be ready to quilt your finished quilt in time for the holidays)


Fabric Requirements

  • Background Fabric: 3 yards (mine is gray + white low volume Christmas print with a bit of red.)
  • Backing Fabric: 3 and 1/4 yards (You will use the same fabric for the tabs and bows on the front – I used a red and black buffalo check.)
  • Batting: 1 piece 58″ square
  • Binding Fabric (for 2.5″ binding): 1/2 yard (I used a “Fair Isle” style stripe.)
  • Assorted novelty or Christmas theme prints – your choice.
  • Contrasting topstitch thread (optional.)

Step 1

Background fabric: cut your background fabric, and putting right sides together, sew seam to make a 55 inch square.  Repeat with backing fabric, and sew seam to make a 58 inch square; cut batting same size as backing – 58 inch square.  Set aside.

Step 2

Select your fabrics, and make fourseparate Brimfield Blocks. There is no right or wrong fabric – use your creativity to make it your own.

Step 3

Take your completed Brimfield Blocks (4) and arrange them on the quilt top.  I added the ribbon (do not sew down, just pin) so that I could measure the distance between each ribbon; mine are approx. 8.5 inches apart, and spaced evenly as seen here below.  Once you have them arranged as you like, begin by sewing the ribbon down (using a coordinating thread), and then pin the Brimfield Block down well.  Applique each Brimfield Block into place, making sure to cover the ribbon.  Set aside and wait for Part 2!!  Don’t forget to share your work!

Pin the ribbon first – don’t sew.
Sew down only *after* you have played around with the spacing.
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