Welcome to Quilt For Lovers, who doesn’t love to improve their skills and still have the opportunity to sew something special for a baby ?! There’s nothing like wrapping a baby in something handmade full of love!
This small size baby quilt is easy to make in one day and is the perfect project if you don’t know how to make blankets, so don’t worry you will make it! To make it easier, follow the images of this pattern.
- 8 Fat Quarters (Riley Blake Wild Bouquet)
- 1 Backing Fabric
- 1 Batting
- 4 Yard Bias Tape
- Cutting Mat
- Rotary Cutter
- Sewing Machine
- Clips or Pins
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Basting Spray
CUT & SEW 9″ SQUARES
Cut fat quarters into 9″ squares.
You will need 3 9″ squares of each different fat quarter fabric
Place the squares with the right sides together. In the image, light colored fabrics with dark colored fabrics are being used to obtain more contrast, but feel free to use any shades you want! Using a 1/8 inch seam allowance, sew from one edge to the opposite edge. Repeat this process until you sew four straight seams.
CREATE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES
Place the Sewing With Nancy Easy Half Square Triangle Template on top of the square. Line up each edge and use a rotary cutter to cut through the laser cut openings from one corner to the opposite corner. Repeat this on the opposite corner.
Using this template allows you to get the most out of your fabric without any waste, saves time and money!
Remove the template from the fabric.
Open up each triangle to reveal a square. Pretty neat, right? You will have a total of 4 squares. Repeat this process until all of your fabric squares have been cut.
You will need a total of 36 squares.
Press all of the seams on the half-square triangles to one side.
Place all the squares to create the desired pattern. In the image are all the light and dark colors in the lines to create a fun pattern, but have fun! Explore your imagination!
SEW THE BLOCKS TOGETHER
Starting from the top left corner begin sewing the blocks together one row at a time with a 3/8ths-inch seam allowance.
Once you have completed two entire rows you can lay them on top of each other with right sides together and sew a straight stitch down the longest side.
Important: Make sure that the seams on each row have been pressed in opposite directions.
IRON ALL SEAMS
Repeat this process until the entire quilt has been sewn together. Press all of the seams flat.
BATTLE CUT AND SUPPORT
Now it’s time to cut a piece of batting and a backing for the quilt. Cut the two fabrics the same size as the quilt.
You can use a fusible mixer, stick it on the back of the top of the bedspread and then spray the back with a basting spray.
Square up the quilt top with a ruler and a rotary cutter.
Lay the bias tape on top of the quilt with the raw edges aligned with the raw edges of the quilt. Leave a 5 inch tail of bias tape at the beginning. Use clips or pins to attach the bias tape to the quilt. Stop when you reach the first corner.
ATTACH BIAS TAPE
This next step is a bit complicated, but don’t worry!
When you reach the corner, fold the fabric away from the project at a 90-degree angle, then fold it back toward the project and start sewing from the corner of the project.
Repeat this around the entire quilt. Once you reach the beginning of the quilt leave a 5 inch tail of bias tape.
To join the binding strips, you will need to use the Creative binding template or a ruler. Fold the polarized ribbon so that each side is touching the other and press lightly. Open the polarized tape and use a marking pen to make a line along the crease.
Trim the fabric along the diagonal lines. Join the two bias binding ends together by aligning the pieces of fabric together similar to the photo below. Join the fabrics with a diagonal seam and press the seam allowances open.
SEW BIAS TAPE
Sew the bias tape to the quilt, once you reach the corner stop 1/4 inch from the edge. Lift the needle and the foot up and turn the quilt. Start sewing from the edge of the fabric and repeat this step at the next corner.
Once the bias tape has been sewn on around the entire quilt, use an iron to press it away from the quilt. This will create a nice crisp edge.
Use clips or pins to position the bias tape along the back of the quilt.
Stitch in the ditch from the front of the quilt to attach the bias tape. Make sure you are catching the bias tape along the back of the quilt as you are sewing it.
Wrap your sweet little baby up in their brand new adorable blanket!