I’m starting a new series of projects that have been on my Pinterest boards for far too long. I’m going to actually start creating the things I pin, and posting them on here. I know, it’s crazy. Without further ado, I give you the quilted infinity scarf tutorial!
Infinity scarves seem to be all the rage these days. I didn’t have an infinity scarf, so I thought I’d try making one. I like to wear scarves because, as a teacher, I have to be pretty modest. A scarf is a great way to cover up when a shirt is just a little bit too low-cut.
This is a great project, because all you need is two fat quarters, some leftover batting, and some embroidery floss. I’ve seen some tutorials around the web – here’s my take on it. It took me about an hour to complete, so it’s pretty simple!
Start with two fat quarters, cut them into 6 inch strips. Mine ended up being about 6 x 21 inches.
I used two fabrics from Joel Dewberry’s Birch Farm line – “Barn Owl” and “Horse Blanket.” I bought my fabric at Piece by Piece, but if you don’t live locally, I think you can get it at Southernfabric. I wanted mostly neutrals, and the pop of light blue is perfect for my capsule wardrobe.
Cut your batting to be 5 inches wide by the length of your strips. I made mine a little longer than the strips, just to make sure I had enough. Mine was 5 x 63 inches. Now you have three long strips to work with.
This is where I got stuck. This next step totally baffled me. What you need to do is stick one end through the tube of fabric and pop it out the other end. I’ll try to explain this so it makes sense. Reach in the opening on the side and grab one of the open ends. Pull it through to the other end, and pull it all the way through so both ends are lined up. I hope the next three photos help make this more clear.
To quilt the infinity scarf, you have more options! You can machine quilt it, or hand quilt. I’ve been liking quilts with big stitches, so I went that route. I just took some embroidery floss and quilted an easy line right down the middle. I used all 6 strands of the floss because I wanted it to look thick. I didn’t pay much attention to keeping my stitches even, but I did try to keep it in a straight line.