Baby Quilt Tutorial

I have several friends and family members adding to their families this year so I have baby quilts to make! Here is an easy one and I decided to take pics as I went in case someone would like to make one like it. This is a great beginner quilt. Here is a pic of the finished top:

First cut 8 rectangles 10″ x 12″ of a solid white. Then cut 8 rectangles of a contrasting fabric. I used batick polka dots. Layer one white and one batik rectangle like this:

Then make two random cuts across the width of the block with your rotary cutter and ruler. I like to use my 6″ x 12″ ruler for this.

Make two more cuts across the middle section only.

Your block pieces for two blocks are all cut! That was easy :). Now swap out the middle pieces of fabric and lay out your pieces in order like this:

Time to start sewing! Stitch the side bits to the center piece and then add the top and bottom strips. I like to work on two blocks at a time. This is what they will look like when you are done so don’t worry that they are uneven now:

Time to trim them up! I use my big ruler and trim them to 8 1/2″ x 10 1/2″.

Here are a couple sets all trimmed up:

Once your block sets are all done, throw them up on the design wall and play until you are happy with the arrangement. Then it is a matter of sewing your blocks into rows and sewing the rows together. You could add a border but I am leaving mine without. It measures 32 1/2″ by 40 1/2″. Here is another look at the finished top:

That’s all there is to it! Tomorrow, I quilt.

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. If you have any suggestions for improvement, please let me know! I realize many could figure this out by looking but I was hoping to make a beginner friendly project that anyone qould be successful at.

Until next time…..

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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4 Responses to Baby Quilt Tutorial

  1. Pingback: Throwback Thursday ~ Baby Quilts! | KatyQuilts

  2. Judi says:

    great design I love how easy it is to make thanks for sharing.

  3. katyquilts says:

    I am glad you liked it! Thanks for stipping by. Have a great day and come again!

  4. Thanks for sharing that tutorial. Quick, easy, clever and pretty.

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