Do you want to make your own baby quilt, but do not know how to go about it? If yes, here are some easy tips on stitching a baby quilt.

How To Make A Baby Quilt

Is there an impending baby shower party of a friend, sister, or co-worker? Are you searching for a perfect baby shower gift that is thoughtful as well as easy on your pocket? Well, if you have basic sewing skills and if you have a creative mind, a handmade, soft, and cozy baby quilt can be an ideal gift for the occasion. A handmade baby quilt will not only be an extremely useful gift for the baby, but will be easy on your budget as well. Moreover, you can add a personal touch to your gift thus making it only one of its kind. Plus, baby shower quilts are often a treasured keepsake all through the baby’s life. Even if you just have basic sewing skills, you can sew elegant baby quilts. You can either make it from the panel or from scratch. Baby quilts make wonderful personalized gift, and are sure to be appreciated by the new mother. Read through the sections to follow for tips and ideas on how to make a baby quilt.

Making Baby Quilt 

Materials Required
  • Fabrics for piecing and lining
  • Pattern for a baby quilt
  • Cutting mat
  • Pins- plastic or glass beaded head
  • Sewing machine
  • Batting
  • Threads
  • Sewing needles 
  • Scissors
  • Spray starch
  • Needles
  • Iron
  • Rotary cutter
  • Rotary ruler
  • Take four yards of cotton fabric. You can either select solid colors or printed patterns for the quilt. If you know the sex of the baby, you can choose appropriate colors. Quilts stitched in combinations of solid and printed colors also look bright. Nursery prints are also great idea to stitch baby quilts.
  • Cotton fabrics can shrink or bleed colors. Remember to prewash the fabric before stitching it. Make sure the fabric is completely dry and wrinkle free.
  • Choose a pattern for the baby quilt. There are many baby shower themed quilt patterns available. Pick the one that attracts you the most.
  • Measure the binding tape. Next, pin the binding tape to the margins of the quilt panel.
  • Be sure to overlap the ends for a more finished look.
  • Now stitch the binding onto the quilt. You can either hand sew it or sew it with the help of a sewing machine.
  • Choose a block pattern that is the main building block of the quilt. Determine the size and use six to eight blocks accordingly.
  • Cut the fabric according to the pattern.
  • Assemble the quilt and sew all the pieces together.
  • To make the quilt more attractive, consider attaching some silk ribbons over the edges.
Patchwork For Quilts
  • You can further make the quilt more appealing by having small patchwork at the margin or all over the quilt.
  • You can cut blocks of fabrics in different shapes and then stitch the blocks in patterns all over the quilt.
  • Alternatively, if you are expert in sewing, try intricate embroidery work along the margins of the quilt that can make it more attractive and beautiful.
  • If you are looking for an easy way to design the baby quilt, simply cut and paste blocks of fabrics over the quilts.
Popular Baby Quilt Patterns
  • Boats at sea baby quilt pattern
  • Double star patterned baby quilt
  • Jigsaw puzzle baby quilt pattern
  • Single Irish chain baby quilt.
  • Darting Birds blocks pattern baby quilt
  • Vintage orchard pattern
  • Hopscotch baby quilt pattern

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