There are no fancy sewing feet around these parts! There are no fancy instructions! There is loads of guessing and guesstimating! There is a vague knowledge that quilts exist and have a front and back and middle. And that's about where I am up to.
I bought a pack of pretty squares and sewed them all together. Who needs a quarter inch foot when you can just use the edge of whatever foot you have on your maching as a guide!? I went to Spotlight and had a nice lady tell me I needed cotton batting to pop in the middle and have just used some housy Ikea fabric for the back. I just pinned all three layers together and now I am about to stitch down the lines where all the squares meet - I believe this is called 'stitching in the ditch'! I am sooooo quilt savvy!
And look, here's an appallingly bad iphone photo of where I am up to!
I shall report back on whether this was successful sans walking foot on my machine!
A wee birdy also told me I might not even have to use bias binding on the edges of the quilt! Apparently if I trim it down nice and neatly round all four sides, I should be able to just fold the housy fabric over (like a skirt hem) and sew it down and use that as the binding!
Real quilters must be having a conniption about now!