Happy Tuesday!!! When Melissa and I started talking about doing tutorials I figured that I would just link to other really creative blogs. I am so excited that I haven't had to do that yet. This job has got my creative juices flowing!
I grew up in the west and went to college in Idaho and Utah. Those are two of the craftiest states I have ever lived in! One of my favorite baby gifts are blankets that have a crocheted border. Most of the quilt shops in Utah and Idaho sell them in kits. The kit includes a burp cloth and a flannel blanket that has been hemstitched around. All you have to do is is crochet around them.
2- one yard cuts of fabric. (you can make it bigger or smaller depending on what size you want to make.
1- piece of batting a little bit bigger than your fabric
Here is a picture of a blanket made I made using flannel and the chenille yarn.
These are the fabrics that I am using for the whole cloth quilt with chenille binding.
Crazy Love Priscilla Orange by Jennifer Paganelli and
Crazy Love Cecilia Pink by Jennifer Paganelli. I love them!
Step 1- Layer your quilt (back, batting, top) and baste. I like to use a spray baster but some people prefer to use safety pins
Step 2- Machine quilt. You can straighline quilt it, free motion, or you could even tie it. You just have to make sure that the fabrics are securely fastened together.
I know that you are dying for the rest of the directions so tune in next Tuesday for the 2nd installment of The Cutest Baby Quilt Tutorial.
Have a great week!!!