Babies and kids always need a new quilt/blanket so this Christmas let’s sew for them a cozy, soft and warm little quilt. You need only ONE HOUR of your time!
Here is what you need:
1. a piece of minky in the desired size (you could substitute it with fleece or flannel).
2. a pretty fabric for the front of the quilt (it could be regular quilt cotton or flannel) and batting.
I chose this amazing print from Elizabeth’s Studio (if you are lucky, you might still find it in stores; I can’t imagine why it would stay on shelves for more than 2 days, though!; I bought it in April or May, I think). I think the collection is called “Emma and Friends”.
Lets’ start sewing!
Lay the fabric on top of the chosen batting. You need the two pieces be the same size.
I used pins to keep the layers together then with scissors I trimmed the batting evenly with the fabric edge.
Then I stitched the two layers together at about 3/8” away from the edge.
Depending on your quilt size, you could work on a table or on the floor.
Lay the minky right side up.
Lay the fabric+batting sandwich on top of the minky with the batting side up.
Keep the layers together with pins…
Trim the minky edge evenly with the batting edge then sew 1/2” or 5/8” away from the edge, leaving a gap on one side.
Turn the quilt right side out through the gap.
Close the gap, stitching by hand.
Press the edges.
Baste the layers as desired, keeping everything nice and flat. I used pins.
Then quilt as desired.
I quilted horizontal and vertical quilting lines- I just followed the fabric’s pattern.
I stitched with the walking foot.
Here is the back.
And here is the front.
This quilt is perfect for our frosty winters but you could mix and match these layers to make your quilt accommodate the climate where the kid lives. You could even exclude the batting.
This quilt below was made with flannel instead of minky.
And this one below is the favorite one of my little nephew (now -5 years old). I made it a few years ago and he still uses it.
He ADORES it, he kisses it and often says to it “I love you”!!
This time the minky side is the front, in the middle there is wool batting and the back is flannel.
Since the flannel has a simple stripped pattern, I drew circles with a water soluble marker and I quilted them with the free motion quilting foot.
Now, what kid wouldn’t love such a warm gift?
And remember to check ten times that you removed all the pins! And I always wash the quilts for kids.
Related pattern for baby quilts: Building Fun