Bargello quilts can look intimidating, especially for beginning quilters. The three basic steps to making a bargello quilt are:
I use Electric Quilt to design most of my quilts. I found this to be a great tool for auditioning fabric choices. If you are using Electric Quilt, put “bargello” in the search box and find "How Do I Create a Quick Bargello?" to find step-by-step instructions.
Prepare the Fabric
First, determine the placement of the fabrics. The colors should flow from one fabric to the next. Some ideas are light ot dark and color groups.
TIP: Lay out the fabrics and take a picture. Try other combinations and take a picture each time. Look at the pictures to determine final placement.
Step 1 - Sew Horizontal Strip Sets
PressPress the seams to one side, alternating the pressing direction.
Fold the strip set, right sides together and stitch fabric 1 to fabric 13. This forms a tube. Do not press this seam.