In the Hayloft Corrections + Links

This page is for the all of the patterns in the In the Hayloft Suite (In the Hayloft Quilt, Mini Quilt, Table Runner, and Bonus quilts). You’ll find pattern corrections, pattern comments, an enhanced supply list, tutorial links, and fabric suggestions.

Pattern Corrections

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Comment 1: Cutting Strips with a Stripology XL Ruler

Within the pattern there are several different strip sizes that will need cutting. The Stripology XL Ruler is an excellent tool for getting this done quickly. Knowing which slots to use when cutting strips can sometimes get confusing and you could accidentally cut the wrong size strip. (I’ve done this!) There is also a link to the Ruler Stickers in the link above. I place my stickers and then cut all strips in that size before moving onto the next strip size.

For the In the Hayloft quilt pattern you will be cutting strips in the following sizes from Fabrics A-D + Binding: 7 1/2″, 6″, 4″ 3 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 1 1/2″.

7 1/2″ WOF Strips: Once the strips are cut, the make any 7 1/2″ subcuts:

  • 7 1/2″
  • 15″
  • Reset the ruler for more than (2) cuts).

Note: Once all 7 1/2″ strips and subcuts are done, I then move the stickers to the next size.

6″ WOF Strips: Once the strips are cut, the make any 6″ subcuts:

  • 6″
  • 12″
  • 18″
  • Reset the ruler for more than (3) cuts).

Note: Once all 6″ strips and subcuts are done, I then move the stickers to the next size.

4″ WOF Strips: Once the strips are cut, the make any 4″ subcuts:

  • 4″
  • 8″
  • 12″
  • 16″
  • 20″
  • Reset the ruler for more than (5) cuts).

Note: Once all 4″ strips and subcuts are done, I then move the stickers to the next size.

3 1/2″ WOF Strips: Once the strips are cut, the make any 3 1/2″ subcuts:

  • 3 1/2″
  • 7″
  • 10 1/2″
  • 14″
  • 17 1/2″
  • Reset the ruler for more than (5) cuts).

Note: Once all 3 1/2″ strips and subcuts are done, I then move the stickers to the next size.

2 1/2″ WOF Strips:

Note: 2 1/2″ slots are marked with a “square”

  • 2 1/2″
  • 5″
  • 7 1/2″
  • 10″
  • 12 1/2″
  • 15″
  • 17 1/2″

Note: Once all 2 1/2″ strips and subcuts are done, I then move the stickers to the next size.

1 1/2″ WOF Strips:

Note: 1 1/2″ slots are marked with a “star”

  • 1 1/2″
  • 3″
  • 4 1/2″
  • 6″
  • 7 1/2″
  • 9″
  • 10 1/2″
  • 12″
  • 13 1/2″
  • 15″
  • 16 1/2″
  • 18″

Comment 2: HSTs 4-at-time

When making HSTs 4-at-a-time you are cutting them on the bias which can cause stretching. One way to keep the stretching to a minimum is to use starch. I recommend starching the fabric before cutting because starching can cause a little shrinkage. Click here to learn more about starching quilting fabrics.

Comment 3: Ways to make the quilt larger

I’ve gotten a couple of requests from people who want to make their In the Hayloft pattern a little bigger.

 I did a very quick pattern change in EQ8 and here’s what I came up with if you were to add in two more star blocks. These amounts are not verified, but estimated by the computer program. They should account for additional yardage for borders. I recommend you order additional fabric to account for any miscalculations the program may have made. In my experience, it always estimates near exact amounts and is sometimes a little short. These estimates are a best guess – at the most.

  • Fabric A would need an additional 1 yard (minimum)
  • Fabric B would need an additional 3/4 yards
  • Fabric C would need an additional 1/4 yard
  • Fabric D would need an additional 3/4 yard (but I’d get a 1 additional yard if it were me)

I also think a much simpler way to do this would be to expand the borders. A 6″ finished Border would make the quilt 74″ x 74″. I’d recommend using Fabric D for this and you’d need an additional 1/2 – 3/4 yards. I also think you’d want to use Fabric B for your binding to make it stand out and that means you’d need an additional 1/4 yard minimum.


Website + Related Tutorials

The Seasoned Homemaker Website

How to Read a Quilt Pattern

Scant 1/4″ Seam Allowance

Flying Geese Tutorial

Trimming HSTs

How to Square Up a Quilt

How to Machine Bind a Quilt

Ultimate Guide to Starching Fabrics

  • Starching is recommended for designs with diagonal cuts and will keep your piecing from stretching or warping. Any of the starching recommendations in this guide will work for this pattern. Starching can cause fabric to shrink a little. Be sure to starch BEFORE cutting out your fabric to avoid having your pieces shrink.

Seamless Print Matching for Quilt Backing


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Fabric Options

Below are the fabrics I used for my sample quilts.

Lap Quilt: Lighthearted by Camille Roskelley (Moda)

Mini Quilt: Spring Barn Quilts by Tara Reed (Riley Blake)

Table Runner: Lighthearted by Camille Roskelley (Moda)

Bonus Quilt: Sunshine & Sweet Tea by Amanda Castor (Riley Blake)

Here are some other fun fabric options:

In the Hayloft Quilt Pattern mockups
  1. Try solids from Art Gallery Pure Solids modern look.
  2. I used Sunshine & Sweet Tea from Riley Blake Fabrics for this sample.
  3. My good friend Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft has a fun line of fabrics called Color Club and I used some bold, fun colors for this design. Check with your local quilt shop or Etsy for fabrics.
  4. I took the fabrics from #2 above and created a BONUS pattern that eliminates the sashing and decorative border. Watch for the upcoming In the Hayloft Pattern Suite for more details!

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