Time for a tutorial don’t you think!!
Have had requests for the dimensions on the Mini Plus Friends Quilt
we made for Krista Hennebury and since you asked so nice…
Here it is!
Cutting for one plus block:
Background pieces:
2 squares 1 1/2 x 1 1/2″
4 rectangles 1 1/2 x 2 1/2″
The plus:
2 squares 1 1/2 x 1 1/2″
1 rectangle 1 1/2 x 3 1/2″
How to sew the plus blocks:
Sew the background square together with the plus square.
Add the background rectangles to the square unit. Make two.
Sew the plus rectangle to one of the square/rectangle units
and then sew the two pieces together, the block will now measure
3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
For this quilt you will need:
30 plus blocks size 3 1/2 x 5 1/2″
24 side rectangles 2 1/2 x 5 1/2″
6 side rectangles 3 x 5 1/2″
5 strip sashings 2 1/2″ x 26″
Border one 3 x 26″
Border two 3 x 43″
Border three 3 x 28 1/2″
Border four 3 x 45 1/2″
How to sew the rows:
Sew a 2 1/2 x 5 1/2″ rectangle to the left side of four plus blocks,
(See picture above)
sew these together and for the last block in the row
you will need to add a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2″ rectangle to the plus block.
(Dark grey on the picture)
The change in size will keep the plus lined up.
For row two sew together four plus blocks with the added 2 1/2 x 5 1/2″ rectangle to the left,
last block to add in the row is one plus block without a side rectangle…
add the 3 1/2 x 5 1/2″ rectangle (dark grey) to the beginning of your five blocks row.
(See picture above)
Sew rows like this alternating the larger rectangle (marked as dark grey)
to either the end or the beginning of the row.
I added a 2 1/2 x 26″ strip between the rows,
Add rows in this way until you have the size on your quilt,
On this quilt it is 6 rows with plus blocks,
and five strips.
Sew borders to the top.
Remember to check your quilt for the size of the borders,
It could be so that you have another size!!
Border one at top, size 3 x 26″
Border two to the right, size 3 x 43″
Border three at the bottom, size 3 x 28 1/2″
Border four to the left, size 3 x 45 1/2″
Sew borders to the quilt in this order top, right, bottom and left.
(Worked best since I did go for scrappy borders)
Finished size of the quilt will be 
30 1/2 x 45 ” 
Quilt as you want and bind your quilt…
This version is scrappy, but I can see it before me in other versions, in solids, in black and so much more.
Be creative…And if you make ..I really would love to see
On Instagram you can use the hashtag
#miniplusfriendsquilt
And tag me @kviltstina
Questions or if you have found any mistakes in this tutorial…
Let me know …either in the comments or
Mail me at
stina at kviltstina dot com
Hope you will enjoy making this one…
I did!!

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11 Thoughts on “Tutorial…Mini Plus Friends Quilt

  1. SOOOO cute Stina! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Wouldn’t that make an adorable baby quilt!

  2. Karin Borgman on 3 November, 2015 at 18:10 said:

    Hej! Har skrivit ut mönstret, få se om det blir av. Har så mycket annat som “måste” göras.Tiden går väldigt fort just nu.

  3. Ååå, tack snälla. Som jag beundrat denna söta kvilt på bilderna! Skall genast skriva ut och spara!

  4. This is really beautiful quilt! Thank you for the tutorial and measurements! x Teje

  5. Thanks for sharing a lovely tutorial!

  6. I LOVE my special quilt so much. I even started to get teary while talking about it with other friends at my last guild meeting. I treasure it!

  7. Hei igjen! Vi har en liten sy-sammen med low volume plus quilt nå på fredag, og jeg lurer på om jeg kan få låne tegningene med mål på de to blokkene du har laget turorial på? Jeg har linket til bloggen din på mitt forrige innlegg, da jeg synes din er helt nydelig :-)

  8. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  9. Dear Stina, thank you so much for your tutorial. I’m so happy about it because I know I will make one. Just not sure when. Your pattern of all of those I have seen is my favorite, your quilt also. It’s so beautiful! Thanks again, you made me happy! :-)

  10. Darling and fabulous quilt and tutorial. Thank you for putting this together and sharing it with us.

Hej...love to hear from you... :)

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