Meet the Rugged quilt! This pattern has been in the works for a long, long time. I kept having to put it on the back burner but I’m so pleased to finally share it with all of you! I love the bold look of the stripes on the Rugged quilt, the big pieces that are still easy to cut with a normal 6″ x 24″ ruler, and how fast this quilt comes together!
I wrote Rugged with the beginner quilter in mind. I wanted a throw size quilt that a total beginner quilter could tackle with confidence, and Rugged was born. You’ll learn half-square triangles, but not soo many that they get frustrating or stressful. You’ll learn how to assemble a quilt top! And you can pick between a baby and a throw size. Plus! Because of the way Rugged is created, if none of your seams line up, it is okay! No one will tell. It is a great quilt to dip your feet into quilting.
I’ve also created a YouTube tutorial playlist with tons of resources for the beginner quilter. These videos will help you with some of the quilt assembly, such as basting and binding.
If you’re a seasoned quilter, Rugged is a great quilt for you too. It comes together quickly and is easy to cut. It has endless quilting options and colorways. Have fun and let loose with the Rugged quilt!
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For my cover Rugged quilt, I used PBS Fabrics solids in Woodsman and Oyster. These colors are really hard to capture on camera, as the dark green of Woodsman tends to look like a faded black. In person, though, it is an awesome dark green and creamy white!
To quilt my Rugged quilt, I decided to do some walking foot quilting. I specifically chose a backing with grid lines so I could use those as my guide. This allowed me to quilt with the backing facing up and not have to mark any lines! Woohoo!
I used a dark green Aurifil 50 weight thread for the quilting. I really love walking foot quilting, especially a quilt like Rugged with large, bold fabric swaths. The quilting adds such a great dimension to the quilt!
Back in March we got more snow and rushed out to get some quilt pictures in the snowy landscape. The dark background of the Rugged quilt really pops against the snow!
I did big-stitch hand binding but decided to play around and do a chevron binding. Although much more time consuming, it turned out so cool! I’m working on filming a tutorial on more big-stitch binding variations because they really are so much fun. In the meantime, you can check out all the big stitch binding tutorials I already have available!