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Easy Baby Quilt Project

Beginner's baby quilt project

This project has been sponsored by Sewbox who sell a wide range of Liberty fabrics and independent dressmaking patterns in their online store. Visit www.sewbox.co.uk to see the full range

 

This project uses Liberty Rossmore Cord – a fine baby cord with a very soft handle. It’s perfect for making this lovely baby quilt and would work well as a playmat as it’s so soft!

 

You will need…

55cm Liberty Rossmore Cord (print A) for squares and borders

1 metre Liberty Rossmore Cord (print B) for squares and backing

50cm Liberty quilting cotton for binding

80cm x 120cm wadding – we recommend a Vlieseline wadding such as 275 cotton wadding or a Vlieseline fusible wadding

 

Notes

Use a ¼ inch seam allowance throughout.

Finished quilt measures approx. 28” x 44”.

Liberty Rossmore Cord is a wide fabric, measuring 1.5 metres wide so cut your squares across the width of fabric from selvedge to selvedge.

The fine Rossmore cord does not fray readily so is easy to sew with.

We did not wash our fabrics prior to sewing as this may cause extra fraying.

It can be a bit stretchy, so pin your fabrics together to hold it in shape.

Where you can, keep the nap of the fabric running in the same direction on the quilt.

 

To Sew

From Fabric A, cut eight squares across the width of fabric – you should get seven squares across the width. From Fabric B, cut seven squares across the width.

Beginner's baby quilt tutorial

Join three squares together as follows for each row: 

A

B

A

B

A

B

A

B

A

B

A

B

A

B

A

 Press your seams to one side.

Squaring up the edges of a quilt
How to make a very easy baby quilt

Trim the edges straight using your ruler and rotary cutter and square off the corners of the quilt top to add the borders.

Adding borders to a quilt

Cut two side borders measuring 2 1/2 inches wide by the length of the quilt top. Sew the side borders to both sides. Press seams to one side.

Cut two top and bottom borders measuring 2 ½ inches wide by the width of the quilt top. Sew these borders to the top and bottom of the quilt.

Cut the backing fabric so that it is about two to three inches bigger then the quilt top all around. 

How to baste a quilt

Make a quilt sandwich with the backing fabric face down, wadding and quilt top face up. Smooth the layers out and baste your quilt using quilter’s safety pins spaced about 3 inches apart or by fusing with the iron following manufacturer’s instructions if you are using fusible wadding. You could also spray baste this small quilt using 505 spray. See our article on basting a quilt here.

How to tie a quilt

Quilt as desired. We hand tied this quilt with two different ways of hand tying. See our tutorial on hand tying here. Alternative you could straight line quilt it, or free motion quilt it. 

Bind your quilt as desired. We made double fold binding with 2½ inch strips. See our tutorial on how to make double fold binding and achieve mitred corners. We hand finished the binding to give a neat finish.

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