Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Quick Baby Quilt

I have been commissioned to make two quilts using two specific ranges of fabric. The first uses a selection of baby fabrics. I have included some basic instructions.

Finished quilt is 40’’ by 50’’

Finished block size 5 ½ by 5 ½ (total number of blocks = 80)

From the novelty fabrics cut 80 rectangles 5 ½ by 3 ½ ‘ ensuring that you ‘fussy’ cut them so that you get a complete image from the fabric in each block (i.e. don’t cut the head off a tiger!). Cut 40 rectangles portrait and 40 landscape.

On each long edge sew a 1 ½ by 5 ½ strip using a ¼ ‘seam allowance.. Press all seams towards the sashing, ie away from the middle.

Once sewn, press all blocks trim to 5 ½ ‘ squares. Assemble the blocks so that the landscape and portrait blocks alternate. Lay each block out and think about adjoining blocks for colour and pattern. Sew the blocks together in rows, and press all block joining seams to one side, alternating to the left or right for each row. Join the rows together by matching the seams. Once each row is sewn in place, press firmly.

This was only the quilt top which was as per the clients requirements


  1. The baby quilt looks great.......I see you have a Airedale for your avatar.....

    1. Hi yes its my 13 year old Airedale called Tallulah, she is a gorgeous dog