I often have people ask me if I have made a special quilt for the baby since quilts are my business. I have not up to this point, in part I think because we have not decided on a name (sort of weird, but a true reason), and plus I have a hope chest with several quilts waiting to be loved in it. However, I did just complete a quilt I had in the back of my mind for a few months. It is a flannel rag quilt and I think it will be a great rough and tumble quilt for our little guy. It was super easy to make and washed up like a dream.
The fabric line is called “All Stars” and you can purchase them here.
If you would like to try your own rag quilt, here are some simple steps I followed.
-For 6″ finished blocks, cut your squares 7″. cut your batting 5 3/4″ square.
-layer 2 squares with your batting square centered in the middle.
-sew an X through the middle of the square. (your doing the quilting as you go.)
-lay blocks into rows and sew together using 1/2″ seams. Remember your seam is going to be on the outside of the quilt!
-Once your quilt is all put together, cut about every 1/4″ on all the seams and around the outside. Do not cut into your seam stitching! (I did sew a seam 1/2″ around the entire outside of the quilt as well.) NO binding needed!
-Throw it in the washer and dryer and ohhh and ahhh when it comes out!
Ingrid! That is so perfect! We’re doing Noah’s room in red, white & blue (Cubs & Twins baseball)! Thanks for the idea & the great fabric find.
Hi – this is kind of what it looks like 😉