How to Make a Baby Quilt
If you’re looking to make a special gift, or are awaiting a new arrival soon, this baby quilt is a fantastic project to get you started with quilting!
1. Lay out the charm pack squares to make a design and size you like.
2. Cut out a shape from some spare squares or backing fabric to applique on the design.
3. Sew the shapes onto their squares.
4. Sew the squares right sides together by row, using a ¼ inch seam allowance.
5. Press the seams open.
6. Sew the rows with right sides together using a ¼ inch seam allowance.
7. When the quilt top has been assembled, press all seams.
8. Lay out the backing fabric and wadding on a flat surface.
9. Place the quilt top, right side up and pin through all 3 layers.
10. Make sure the quilt sandwich is secure and cut to the size of the quilt top.
11. Sew the layers together, stitching in the seams where the squares are joined.
12. Cut enough binding to reach around all 4 quilt sides.
13. Unfold the bias binding and pin to the reverse side of the quilt, matching the edges.
14. Sew the binding to the quilt, stitching as close to the edge as possible.
15. Fold the bias binding over the quilt edge to the front side.
16. Sew to the front, stitching close to the inside edge of the binding. Make sure to catch the binding on the reverse side in the stitching.