Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Baby Quilt (aka Project # 8)

Baby needs a quilt for playtime. This one is big and comfy for playtime and tummy time.

Supplies needed:

  • 1 and 1/2 yard of pre-quilted 1 layer white diamond stitched fabric
  • 3 yards of minky fabric
  • 1 package of quillting loft, crib size
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • all colors of machine embroidery thread
  • embroidery machine
I used the complete yard and a half, 45" wide pre-quilted 1 layer fabric. I knew I wanted to divide it into 3 squares wide and 4 squares long for a total of 12 squares. I marked the fabric in a grid making 13 inch squares with about an inch and a half border all around the complete fabric. I used a pencil to lightly draw my grid because the marking will be covered by the minky strips I will sew between each square.


I choose (from my embroidery cd image patterns) alphabet letters from the Winnie The Pooh alpha images collection.


The soft, slinky, smooth minky fabric is cut to the size of the top pre-quilted fabric with an added 3 and 1/2 inches around all edges to fold over and hem. 

Make your quilt sandwich of the top, the filler, and the backing and either pin together or baste stitch in several areas or do what I do and use temporary fabric spray adhesive. I love this stuff.


 Then, with the remainder of the minky fabric I need to cut 5 strips 5"x56". I just cut them all the same length and will trim those needing trimmed. Place on top in appropriate place to form grid of equal spaces. I also use temporary spray fabric adhesive here also. I love this stuff. It's like a pin that doesn't stick you.. Turn 1/2 inch under and stitch two down the quilt between the columns of squares. Do the same with the other 3 strips across between the columns of squares. This attaches all layers together. 

Then turn minky fabric edge up over the top, fold under 1/2" and machine quilt stitch all the around all 4 sides. Spray away with the temporary spray fabric adhesive. I love this stuff. 

Squares of cuteness. 


One comfy quilt for baby.

Baby's name in bottom right that is hard to see in picture.




  1. B E A U T I F U L ! ! ! I love the edging. It's Adoreable ! Awesome job ! How long did it take to make !

  2. Awww, it's so cute! I wish I knew how to quilt. It seems like a lost art nowadays. I do have many quilts that my grandma and great grandma made and I do treasure them dearly. You did a wonderful job!


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