The Bistro Quilt video
The Bistro Quilt
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Surrounded by fabric and farmland, Linda Augsburg loves playing with patterns and prints, and she dreams of a day when she can finish a sewing project at the same moment that the bobbin empties. Full bio »

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Try your hand at this beautiful throw quilt--it's easy enough for new quilters! This perfectly sized 48" x 64" Bistro Quilt has many possibilities! Piece the Bistro Quilt in pretty pastel fabrics as a baby quilt or in fabrics to match your own decor. And, if you love using fat quarters, this quilt pattern calls for two sets of eight fat quarters in contrasting solids or prints.

In this Learn, Make, Create! online video class brought to you by Annie's Creative Studio, quilting expert Linda Augsburg demonstrates how to make this eye-catching beginner Bistro Quilt. She'll guide you in choosing a variety of light and dark fabrics to provide contrast, explain the importance of nesting your seams and how to follow a cutting diagram to make the most efficient use of your fabric.

In this online video class, you'll learn how to:
  • Choose a mix of light and dark fabrics so the pattern will pop.
  • Follow a fabric cutting diagram so you don't waste fabric.
  • Nest your seams to reduce bulk.
  • Identify selvedge and learn why you avoid using it.
  • How to cut and subcut your fabric.
Join Linda and gain many valuable tips for beginner quilters while making this pleasing Bistro Quilt!

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Sizes:
Quilt Size: 48" x 64"
Block Size: 16" x 16"
Number of Blocks: 12

  • Digital print panel with 8 fat quarters in rose*
  • Digital print panel with 8 fat quarters in olive*
  • (Or use fat quarters as follows:
  • 5 fat quarters medium-dark rose
  • 3 fat quarters light rose
  • 5 fat quarters medium-dark olive
  • 3 fat quarters light olive)
  • 1/2 yard olive batik*
  • Backing to size
  • Batting to size
  • Thread
  • Basic sewing tools and supplies
*Details digital print fat quarter panels and olive batik from Hoffman California-International Fabrics used to make sample
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