Baby Quilt

Categories: Gifts, Bedding, Kid Friendly, Quilts

Welcoming a grandchild whether your first or your tenth is a special event in your life. You no doubt worked hard and loved your child harder. Holding your child’s new baby is hard to explain, it’s just a very special feeling. Making a baby quilt is one way to show your love no matter if it is your grandchild, your sister’s or your friends. The love comes through from the choice of fabrics and spreads with every stitch.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Natur-Fil™ Bamboo Blend Batting 36" x 45"
Supplies
Large motif quilting fabric - 1 1/2 yards* varies depending on print and motif size
Medium size print quilting fabric - 1/2 yard
Small size print quilting fabric - 1/2 yard
Diagonal stripe quilting fabric for binding - 1/2 yard
Quilting fabric for backing- 1 1/4 yard
Thread
Basic sewing, measuring, cutting and pressing tools & supplies

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Nature-Fil™ Bamboo Blend Batting 36″ x 45″

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Instructions

Step One

Cut twelve 8 inch squares from the large print fabric . Take the time to center motifs if desired. In the case of the project shown, a large motif was selected for use in alternating spaces. The center of the first row and as the two side squares in the second row. Repeating for the third and fourth rows. A pdf of diagrams has been provided. Cut six 2 1/2 inch strips from the wof medium print fabric . Cut six 1 1/2 inch strips from the wof small print fabric . Cut Five 2 1/2 inch strips from the wof binding fabric Diagram A
Baby Quilt

Step Two

Sew 1 1/2 inch strips to the bottoms of the 8″ squares. Trim the strips even with the edges of the squares and press the seams towards the strips. Diagram B  Note: All seams are 1/4 inch

Step Three

Sew 2 1/2 inch strips to the bottoms of nine of the 8 inch squares. Take note of which squares you will be adding the strips to if you have chosen to alternate center motifs in particular squares. Trim strips even with the squares, pressing the seams towards the strips. Use the diagram as a guide. Diagram C

Step Four

Sew four squares with strips added together to make a vertical row. Press. Repeat sewing the next four squares with strips added together. Repeat until you have three rows. Diagram D

Step Five

Stitch a 2 1/2 inch strip to the side of first row. Press the seam towards the vertical strips. Stitch the second row to the opposite side of the strip. Repeat until all three rows have been attached between two vertical 2 1/2 inch strips. Diagrams E & F

Step Six

Stitch 1 1/2 inch strips across the top and bottom of the quilt, trimming away excess fabric so that it is even with the quilt edge. Press the seam towards the sewn strip. Repeat stitching 1 1/2 inch strips to each side of the quilt. Diagram G

Step Seven

Stitch a 2 1/2 inch strip across the top and bottom of the quilt, trimming away excess fabric so that it is even with the quilt edge. Press the seam towards the sewn strip. Repeat stitching 2 1/2 inch strips to each side of the quilt. Diagram H

Step Eight

Create a quilt sandwich by placing quilt batting between the top pieced layer and a backing material cut slightly larger than the top pieced layer. Both the top pieced layer and the backing material will be right sides out. Using a needle and thread; baste the layers together. Quilt as desired.Note: As the project was made using fabric featuring zoo style animals, the quilter chose to alternate a straight bar cage style of quilting with a crisscrossed fencing style. Diagram H

Step Nine

Once quilted, trim edges and add a binding. Diagram I