Friday, February 3, 2012

baby boy fat quarter quilt

One nursery project done! I am so glad I used flannel ... it's soooo soft. Between two layers of flannel and a nice cotton quilt batting, this sucker will be toasty too. A few things I want to remember in case I replicate this quilt again:


  • This project used eight fat quarters of flannel fabric. I ended up cutting 5" by 5" squares, which produced 12 squares out of each fat quarter. I used a 1/4" seam allowance, so the final size of each square was 4.75 x 4.75 inches (96 total squares).

  • I ended up adding a 3.5 inch border around all sides of the top (3.25 inches after seam allowance). With this size, I was able to fit the quilt top onto my flannel backing without sewing any additional width onto the backing, and it also fit onto a standard crib quilt batting with no problem. I probably could have gotten away with a 4 inch border with no problems, but it would have been a tighter squeeze.

  • I really needed less than three yards of material for the backing AND the border.

  • I really needed less than 1.5 yards of material for the binding.

8 comments:

  1. I love it, and it sounds so warm and comforting too :)

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    1. Thanks--this quilt makes me contemplate a lap quilt version for myself to snuggle under!

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  2. Very cute! I love the fabric designs you chose.

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    1. Thanks! I lucked out and found a great fat quarter pack that did all that work for me. :)

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  3. I'd love to make something with flannel - it looks so warm and snuggly. I love the colours you chose - definitely for a boy without being dull. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited to be able to sew with all kinds of cute robots and space ships and cowboy fabric now ... they don't seem to make "girly" versions of those fabrics!

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  4. I love baby blankets made out of flannel. This one looks so beautiful - I love the colors - and I'm sure it is very soft! Just lovely :o)

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