I made these two baby quilts for a couple at our church that are expecting for the first time, and they are having TWIN GIRLS!!!
I chose 7 fabrics, you can choose less or more; I think I started with 1/4 yard; then cut 3 inch strips and sewed them together on 1/4″ seam.
I cut 3″ strips in the other direction.
Cut up all the fabric.
Sew 2 strips together to make a longer strip.
Lay it out working the strips up and down until you get the colors all mis-matched, or lined up the way you want them.
Using the seam ripper even up one end so you have a flush end.
Take the pieces that you ‘ripped’ off, and sew it to the other end of the row you took it from, making both ends even.
Sew all the strips together on a 1/4″ seam.
Square up all your sides and press.
Cut a 4″ strip for the boarders.
Sew on boarders and square up again, then press.
Cut the batting a little larger than the quilt top.
Cut the backing 5-6 inches bigger than the batting.
Tape backing down; use spray adhesive to take together, then pin.
Trim backing to be even with top and backing 3″ from top.
Fold backing over to be even with top, then fold again over on top the quilt top.
Hand stitch binding down.
This is the stipple stitch on the back of the quilt, I love it!
Both finished baby quilts.
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