The Coin Quilt with a Little Pizzazz


Hi, I’m Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt
Company. Take a look at this fun quilt behind me. This is really a Coin Quilt with a little
something extra added on the sides, and it gives it a whole different look, and I want
to show you how to do this. This quilt behind me is fifty by fifty and I used twenty batik
strips to make it. So, if you use a whole jelly roll, like this one, this is Bali Darks,
and it’s going to make about a twin size quilt. So, it’s going to get real big, real
fast. So, let me show you how to do this, and we’re
going to use this batik jelly roll, and this is the hardest part right here, opening this
up. They’re so pretty. Now what we’re going to do with this is we’re going to
take four strips and we’re going to sew them together. So, we want contrasting strips.
So, we’re just going to open this up and we’re going to pull from different color
ways. So, I’ll take a green here off the top and I’m going to pair it with, oh, let’s
go with a, a bright, a yellow-y color. And you’re going to put these right sides
together, like this, and you’re going to sew them a quarter of an inch on the side,
and we’re going to go to the sewing machine and do that. And we’re just going to get
this baby going, we’re going to hold them out here, match them up, and then we can just
sail down the side, just like this. Little more. Now, we need four of these sewn together,
so as soon as I get down here to the bottom, I’m going to chain piece another two, right
in there. Ok, now I’m at the end of this. Now what
I’m going to do is, I’m going to go over to the ironing board and I’m going to press
these open and then sew these two together to make a set of four. So, I’m just going
to decide which, which one of these is dark. I’ll put the dark on the top, and then we’re
just going to press this open. We just want them to lay nice and flat. In this case, we’re
not going to match up any seams or nest anything so it, it, it doesn’t really matter which
side these get pressed to. It just matters that they’re nice and flat. Now we’re going to take these two and sew
them together. We’ll put them right sides together, like this, and we’re just going
to sew these together and make a set of four. Alright, we’re just about to the end of
these two strips. There we go and we’ll head over to the ironing board and press these
open. Alright, so now we have this very fun colorful
set of four strips sewn together and we’re going to bring these over to the cutting table.
So, we’ve got, I’m just going to move those strips over there, and I want to speed
up my cutting a little bit, so, what I’m going to do is, I’m going to fold these
in half, and I’m going to make sure that all of my little edges here, cause you’ll
have some uneven edges, cause strips are all, they try to make them all the same length,
but they’re a little bit different lengths. So we want to make sure that they all extend
beyond our cutting line and we’re going to straighten up that edge. So, let’s go ahead and straighten that up,
just like that. Now we have a nice straight edge to work with. We’re going to make sure
that we are lined up straight on our line and I was a little bit off so I’m going
to straighten this edge out again ‘cause we want a nice straight edge on that, there,
so, just a little bit off, but, you know, if we can be really, really close, we want
to be. And then we’re going to count over five
because we’re going to cut these the same, same width as a charm pack. So, we’re going
to count one, two, three, four, five, line up our ruler, and we’re going to cut these
in sets of fives. There we go. One, two, three, four, five, and I’m just going to cut a
couple of these. You’re going to cut your whole strip and we want this to end up as
a square. So, we’re going to have to add some pieces to the side, and that makes it
fun. Alright, so we have a little piece left there and we have these, these other pieces. So now what we’re going to do is, we’re
going to sew two strips to the side to make a square block. So our strips are going to
be two inches wide and we’ll put one on this side and one on the other side and I
am going to just, I’m going to use this strip here as, as my side piece and I’m
just going to lay these on, like this, and sew several of them on at a time. So, that,
it’s a little bit speedier method. So, we’ll take this over here and start.
And now I’m just at the bottom of that one, so I’m just going to tuck another one in
there. And this, this is just a quick way of putting on these little side strips. So
now you want to remember, because we’re looking for a square block, you’re going
to cut your strips two inches and not two and a half on, on this one. You might just
want to measure to make sure and then I’m just going to trim these apart, like this.
And this is, this is the very scientific, perfect cutting method, haha. Looks like I
could have got one more on there, but what I’m going to do now is, I’m going to flip
these over. Let me cut this one off here. I’m going to go, I think I’ll go ahead
and press these, actually, and then we’ll sew them down the other side. So, we’re
pressing this open, just lifting up that piece and rolling that back and now I’m going
to sew this piece down the other side. So, I’m going to grab another strip, which,
which I should have here. Oh, here it is. Whew, I thought that I lost that one for good,
haha. I’m cutting off the selvedge, right here. That’s all I’m doing — just cutting
off that selvedge. Now, I’m going to take this back over and
I’m going to do the same thing to the other side and just lay these down. As I sew along,
I’ll have them right here. So, we can just put them on and, and make another side piece.
Again, I’m watching that quarter of an inch and the quarter of an inch is, is a, it’s
important, but it’s more important that you’re consistent. My quarter of an inch
is always a little fat because I like to see the peaks coming out under the edge of my
foot. So, it’s always a little bit fatter than, than a true quarter, but that’s alright.
Consistency is what we’re looking for here. Alright, now we’re going to cut these apart
and iron them open and then I’ll show you the layout. This really makes a quick fun
quilt. Alright, let’s press these back. There we go. Alright, now let’s take a look
at how we’re going to lay this out. This is fun because it goes together just like
a fence rail, but it gives the look of a, haha, got that guy hanging on there, it gives
the look of, of this basket weave thing going on. So, we’re going to put one block, like
this, and our next block we’re going to turn, like this, and then this one will go
straight, and then this one will turn. See what’s happening? Can you see it on here?
This one goes this way and this one goes up and down. Sideways, up and down, sideways.
Now I want to show you this other quilt that I did, again, where I used the white. Look
at that. How fun is that? Bright and happy. Cheerful. This one charm pack. If you happen
to have a charm pack laying around and the, the black is going to be about a yard of fabric
that you’re going to use for your, for your piecing and on this one you have a little
inner border. So, it’s really whatever you’d like to do to make this fun quilt. Quick and
easy, Coin Quilt with just a little bit of pizazz added to it. And we hope you enjoyed
this tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

100 thoughts on “The Coin Quilt with a Little Pizzazz

  1. There is a wall hanging behind you, to your right with you facing the camera, that I'd like to see made on a how-to video. As always, I love to watch your techniques.

  2. Your timing is perfect! I was just searching for a pattern to use for a table runner, and this is it! Thank you once again for your excellent tutorials.

  3. Love, love, love Jenny and her video tutorials!! I've been quilting for only a few years & I've learned more from Jenny than from anyone else! BUT I have one suggestion/complaint; PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE start providing more information for actually being able to complete the entire quilt!! Please tell us how much yardage for borders, binding & backing.

  4. HI, Jennie, please make more Christmas tutorials, I love them, made all your previous holiday tutorials for my friends, they loved it. I liked them because they were fast and fun to make. Love this tutorial,will make it with Christmas and Fall fabric.

  5. Jenny, This is absolutely darling. I am going to use a jelly roll I just ordered from Missouri Star to make two baby quilts for twins using this method. Your videos are so inspiring! How wide are the borders? I just made a few baby quilts using your quilt as you go video. Such fun! Lots of friends having grandchildren.

  6. Jenny, I am having such an enjoyable time watching your videos and am learning a lot! I really enjoy your cheerful personality and when you chuckle at your comments! So refreshing! Thank you for sharing with us!

  7. Hi Jenny. Thanks for another great video! Can you please tell me the name of the fabric on the alternative quilt that you show us at 9:30? It looks so bright and cheerful!
    Thanks Jenny 🙂

  8. I love your system of making quilts. They are just the best. I was so excited to know that your are from Hamilton. My family has lived in Hamilton for more years than I have lived, and that's a long time since I am 55. I will at some time get back there to visit and will be in your shop to meet you in person. 🙂

  9. Love your new setup Jenny and the Babylock. Would you mind sharing what model it is? Would also appreciate info on the new furniture – who makes it and is the height adjustable? Love this quilt. Think I'll use it for a Christmas tree skirt for my daughter to match a table runner and napkins. Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Olá, gostei muito da aula, mesmo sabendo muito pouco de inglês pude compreender bem como foi feito o trabalho, realmente você tem uma didática excelente. Adorei a escolha das cores, especialmente no quilt claro.

  11. Very frustrated with this coin quilt instructions. I was looking for a quilt pattern for a fall challenge quilt to donate. I finished all my 40 blocks, the side stripes need to be cut to 2 1/4 inches not 2 inches. I guess I will just have to trim off 1/4 inch from the top and the bottom. I guess I should have done the math myself before cutting. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist. some people won't notice, but I will. Just extremely frustrated right now.

  12. So cute! Very similar to your Phoebe's window (purple and gray) quilt tutorial, isn't it? Just with strips instead of rectangles.

  13. Ok, my math is fuzzy. 4- 2.5 jelly roll stripes = 10 inches – 3 seams = 8.5 inches, perfect. Cut stripes to 5 inches and add 2- 2 inch stripes = 9 inches – 2 seams = 8 inches. Block is now 8.5 by 8. What am I missing?

  14. If'm planning to use some charms… I'll put two together…right sides favng, then sew down both sides. Cut in half, as you would for a scrappy 4patvh, then join the "twosies " . Chain piece both the "twosies" ( Marrisne Fons) , then chsin piece the two died into fours…

  15. You have great public speaking and presentation skills! They set your tutorials apart from the average "how to" YouTube video. Keep up the good work!

  16. She certainly is. I can't count the times I've navigated away from a video with a great topic but a poor presenter. Your mother is a breath of fresh air I YouTubeland! Please tell her I said so.

  17. I simply love the coin quilt and you make it look easy.  I am going to try and do it after Christmas and Merry Christmas to you all from a quilter in Newfoundland

  18. I am making this coin quilt. When I watched the video I didn't hear or see an annotation about cutting the strips 5 1/2 inches. Needless to say all the pieces were off by 1/4 inch or so. However I seem to have made it work. Could you please remake this video with the correct measurements.

  19. I've made this quilt.  Goes together really easy and looks great.  The video states you need about a yard of black.  One yard is not enough.   My quilt is 6 blocks across and 6 blocks down only because I ran out of black.  I had purchased 1.25 yd.  Purchase at least 1.5 yards of black or you will be making another trip to the quilt shop – which isn't always a bad thing. 

  20. I cut the strips 5 inches as tutorial directed.  Cut the black strips 2 inches as directed.  I went to put the pieces together and they did not match.  When i went back to the tutorial there was a notation that the strips should be 5-1/2 inches.  I had to compensate by cutting the black strips 2-1/2 inches.  Wasted black material since I had to recut.  Quilt turned out nicely afterwards.

  21. Loved it, it's got so many possibilities. I've been out and brought some yardage today, so I'm going to have a great time playing around with the colours & designs!!!!! Thank you so much

  22. Jenny,  You were the very first quilting YouTube I ever watched, and you continue to be my favorite.  I love your sweet calm manner and the fact that you cut the strips 5" instead of the 5 1/2 " makes me love you more.  Sounds exactly like something I would do, and just like your daughter mine would also set the record straight.  LOL
    You never mention your faith but something in your countenance makes the Spirit in me salute the Spirit in you.  May God Bless You!

  23. Hello Jenny, I love yours videos. You are a amazing teacher. I learn a lot with yours videos. Please forgive my english's mistakes. I'm from Brazil and I hope, one day, make lovely jobs, like as you do.

  24. Jenny, I know it's a long time since you made this but I watched it about a month ago and today I just finished the top of mine… I used charm squares like you mentioned.  I absolutely love the bright, happy colors in mine with the black trim.  I'm ready to go ahead and quilt it and wondered how you would go about this for a beginner quilter?  Just stich in the ditch?  How would you do it?

  25. Jenny you make things seem so calm and easy the way sewing should be!  I love watching your videos.  Also Love the black borders.

  26. @Jayne Russell here is a link! 🙂 https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop/detail/6347/oliso/-/oliso-auto-lift-pro-zone-iron

  27. I'd like to make this quilt but I'm confused.  You said to cut each unit 5" but the pop-up said to do it 51/2 inches.  Do we cut each set 5 1/2 inches and the black strips the same?

  28. I'm so frustrated! I cut per instructions, but my squares are not square. I should have done the math myself! Now I see comments that the strips sets were to be cut 5 1/2 inches, but I still don't see a pop up that corrected this in the tutorial. I feel like I've waisted a jelly roll I had been saving forever. Off to see if I can work around it….

  29. I love this quilt jenny. If you use charms packs instead of a jelly roll, do I need to cut my charms in half first? Thanks Libby

  30. The pattern calls for 2 1/4" sashing. The tutorial says 2". In order to get a 8 1/2" unfinished block, the sashing should be 2 1/4"

  31. I am new to this and I love your tutorials I have started to make the coin quilt but you don't show how to add the batting and underside of the quilt so I have all of the squares but don't know what to do with them

  32. after I sewed everything together…..the 4 and 2 outside black and they are not square will that work…not sure how to sew them all together…help!!!!

  33. frustrating for such an easy quilt…. but nothing matches up with the black my squares are coming out at 8X73/4 so now I have to trim lot's to get a square…yikes.
    Love you Jenny but I do wish you had shown how you sewed the finished squared together….Les

  34. I have also cut all my fabric and sewed blocks etc only to realise that the blocks are not square. there was no pop up on my video. so frustrating and wasteful of fabric.

  35. Well thank you for getting back to me but all the seams are perfect..I did double check that and I decided to just trim off some to make them all square…I just wonder how many of those finished squares I would need to make a king size bed….that is the million dollar question now….thank you Jenny I so love to watch you it's lot's of fun you are a kick!!!!
    Lesley from the Oregon Coast

  36. Just made this with scrap strips of different widths sashed with white. It went together in a flash. Gorgeous.

  37. I am attempting this as my first quilt. There seems to be an issue with the size of the sewn blocks. They are not square. It took me a week to get them all sewn. Should I trim them all to 8" square to get the quilt to work. They are 8.25 x 8 right now. I don't want to throw out all of my hard work. Any suggestions to fix what I've got would be appreciated.

  38. I just want you to know I'm not frustrated any more and I'm having a blast making a king size quilt….I do wonder how big to make the border thought? Les

  39. When you are sewing behind you and to the right there is a quilt. It looks like colored circles on a white background. Do you have a name for that quilt and a video on how to make it? I would be ever so grateful for any information about it 🙂 Thank you in advance!

  40. So frustrating that this tutorial is very wrong… the strips either need to be cut at 5 & 1/2 inches or the black needs to be cut at 2 &1/2 inches.. the "squares" are not squares and are rectangles and do not line up. Maybe checking and rechecking your measurements before making a tutorial. By the way there IS NOT a note on the screen telling you this, AND my seam allowance is consistent. VERY, VERY, VERY, DISAPPOINTING… I had to come up with my own way to fix the problem to this "easy quilt."

  41. How many Fabric Bundles would it take for me to cut them these sizes to make this quilt. They are almost a fat quarter size. fat quarters are 18×22, these are 18×21. I have a lot of them. Thank you in advance.

  42. Wish you a happy new year. I watched a video about your company. You are a examplary character for all the women. You do a valuable service to us by teaching all the things without hiding anything. I spend my leisure time usefully by following your lessons. Thank you.

  43. As a new quilter for Quilts of Valor it can b kinda boring using red, white, and blue. Your variations on all the videos I watch are amazing and make it fun to try. I really liked the Coin quilt with pizzas. What fun quilting is anyway…you just add so much. Thank u so much. Blessings.

  44. I love this quilt! I always enjoy watching Jenny's tutorials. She is fun and entertaining while making the projects look so easy!

  45. Thank you so much for the Idea of the rainbow jelly roll. I have an Idea to piece a heart as a middle pop. I will call this..(A blessing) . I will send you a picture. This is for my sister.

  46. Thank you Jenny, I have made blocks out of jelly roll , and you are showing me the best way to finish it

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