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Easy Peasy Baby Quilt
Hi, and welcome to the first post in The Writer’s Block—Quilts and More series. I’m going to start the quilting posts off with a quick and easy way to make a baby quilt. The quilting group I belong to has a yearly service project. A number of years ago, I made this baby quilt for my service project.
One of the members had a piece of quilted eyelet fabric she was giving away, so I snatched it up. Using the pre-quilted fabric, some soft pastel ribbon, and a bit of cute flannel, I decided to make a tied quilt. Don’t you love the sweet handprints on the flannel?
After cutting the material to the proper size for a baby quilt, I secured the two pieces together by stitching the ribbons though both pieces of fabric. To ensure that the ribbon wouldn’t come loose if baby tugged or chewed on it, I stitched the knot of each bow tightly into the fabric.
When the ties were secured, I self-bound the edges of flannel to the eyelet material on the sewing machine. The soft flannel side, which would be against baby, has no ties for little finger or toes to get tangled in. See photo below.
I made this sweet little quilt in a single afternoon. An easy peasy quilt for a tiny bundle. With the wide variety of pre-quilted materials and a bit of cozy flannel to match, you could make a quick tied quilt for any size kid in the family.
Only three months and 18 days until Christmas. I’d love to see what you can come up with using this easy method.
About the Author:
Catherine Castle has had a love affair with quilts since she was young and watched her mother hand-piece squares of fabric into fascinating designs. While she loves to quilt, she has more UFOs (unfinished object) quilt tops than she has completed projects. Still she keeps buying more material and starting more projects. Someday, she’ll get them all finished. When she’s not stitching UFO quilts or gardening–two of her favorite pastimes, she writes inspirational and sweet romance. You can learn more about her and her award-winning book right here on this website or her Amazon page.