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Easy Baby Quilt

Completed Baby Quilt

Completed Baby Quilt

It’s become a tradition that I make a quilted baby blanket for anyone I know who’s having a baby.

Here’s the most recent one.

Using a crib panel and some coordinating flannel from my stash, I sandwiched this lovely quilt filling between, pinned securely, and started quilting. The real challenge was that I didn’t have a quilting foot for my new machine. I ended up doing this quilt one stitch at a time, raising the presser foot and the needle between each sideways stitch! I don’t recommend this method, although it worked in a pinch. (I’ve since bought a quilting foot!)

I worked my way around the design, starting in the middle and working outwards, removing pins as I came to them. Before long, the middle of the sandwich was secure and I just had to figure out the edges. I didn’t have any matching bias tape and it is a bit rough for baby’s skin anyways.

The flannel was a couple of inches larger on all 4 sides than the crib panel so I decided to fold it over to make a border that would show on the right side (and would be soft for baby). It worked out very nicely as you can see.

Baby Quilt Layers

Baby Quilt Layers









Baby Quilt Corner

Baby Quilt Corner

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