Thursday, August 3, 2017

Magnolia Mystery Quilt ++ Cutting Instructions


Welcome to the August Instructions for the Magnolia Mystery Quilt, we will be cutting a majority of our fabric this month! We are just getting started so please join us!

You can find the fabric requirements and some helpful fabric picking tips right here (and all of the Magnolia Mystery Quilt information and posts can be found here).

To download the cutting instructions in an easy to print pdf format, click the text below:


The Magnolia Mystery Quilt contains instructions for both Lap and Queen sizes which are both included in this post:



Lap Size Cutting Instructions




If you like to oversize and then trim down your half square triangles (HSTs), then oversize the pieces indicated with a * by about ¼”.

1. Cut 3 strips* 3" x WOF.
     a. Sub-cut the strips into 36 squares* 3” x 3” (each strip can yield 13 squares).


If starting with yardage...
1. Cut 9 strips 2 ½" x WOF.
     a. Sub-cut the strips into 72 rectangles 2 ½” x 4 ½” (each strip can yield 8 rectangles).

If starting with layer cake slices (10” x 10”) or a jelly roll strips (2 ½” x WOF)...
1. Cut 7 of the slices/strips each into 8 rectangles 2 ½” x 4 ½”.
2. Cut 4 of the slices/strips each into 4 rectangles 2 ½” x 4 ½”.

Keep all matching pieces from each slice/strip grouped together within the fabric pile.


1. Cut 6 strips 2 ½” x WOF.
     a. Sub-cut the strips into 91 squares 2 ½” x 2 ½” (each strip can yield 16 squares).


1. Cut 3 strips* 3” x WOF.
     a. Sub-cut the strips into 36 squares* 3” x 3” (each strip can yield 13 squares).
2. Cut 13 strips 2 ½" x WOF.
     a. Sub-cut 6 strips into 36 rectangles 2 ½” x 6 ½” (each strip can yield 6 rectangles).
     b. Sub-cut 7 strips into 112 squares 2 ½” x 2 ½” (each strip can yield 16 squares).

The majority of Fabric D will be left uncut for now, the remainder will be cut in a future month.




Queen Size Cutting Instructions




If you like to oversize and then trim down your half square triangles (HSTs), then oversize the pieces indicated with a * by about 1/4”.


1. Cut 4 strips* 4" x WOF.
     a.   Sub-cut the strips into 36 squares* 4” x 4” (each strip can yield 10 squares).


If starting with yardage...
1. Cut 12 strips 3 ½" x WOF.
     a.   Sub-cut the strips into 72 rectangles 3 ½” x 6 ½” (each strip can yield 6 rectangles).

If starting with fat quarters (18” x 20”)...
1. Cut 7 of the fat quarters each into 8 rectangles 3 ½” x 6 ½”.
2. Cut 4 of the fat quarters each into 4 rectangles 3 ½” x 6 ½”.

Keep all matching pieces from each fat quarter grouped together within the fabric pile.


1. Cut 9 strips 3 ½” x WOF.
     a.   Sub-cut the strips into 91 squares 3 ½” x 3 ½” (each strip can yield 11 squares).


1. Cut 4 strips* 4” x WOF.
     a.   Sub-cut the strips into 36 squares* 4” x 4” (each strip can yield 10 squares).
2. Cut 20 strips 3 ½" x WOF.
     a. Sub-cut 9 strips into 36 rectangles 3 ½” x 9 ½” (each strip can yield 4 rectangles).
     b. Sub-cut 11 strips into 112 squares 3 ½” x 3 ½” (each strip can yield 11 squares).

The majority of Fabric D will be left uncut for now, the remainder will be cut in a future month.





15 comments:

  1. Looking forward to getting started. I'm going with all solids for mine.

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  2. Unfortunately I can't sew along this time, I'm saving all the instructions to make it later though and following on the Facebook page too, it's every bit as good as last year.

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  3. I think I might need to pick my fabric. Wanting to make it from Christmas fabrics. Everyone I pray your scissors are sharp and measuring tool accurate. Have a blessed dsy.

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  4. Somehow it all becomes real this month when we cut our fabric. I'm really looking forward to it!

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  5. I agree with Yvonne, it's gettng real now!

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  6. I'm looking forward. This will be my first mystery quilt.

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  7. THIS is the post I was looking forward to today!! Yeah, it's here!

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  8. So excited to get this started!!! I love the pace of this quilt along so much!!!

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  9. I'm ready to start and can't wait to see all the variations come together. Take care.

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  10. I also like the pace of the this Mystery Quilt I don't feel rushed. I usually don't join quilt alongs because I can't keep up with a weekly release of instructions. Thank you I am excited to see how the quilt design unfolds.

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  11. Now just to find the time to get started on cutting my fabrics.

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  12. I'll be cutting this just as soon as I can uncover the top of my cutting table. Excited to get started.

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  13. Just found your blog as I was browsing. I'm really looking forward to this!

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