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Thread: I need baby quilt advice!

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    Senior Member sandilee's Avatar
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    I just finished 2 baby quilts with cut out 3-4" squares. I made one and someone else seen it and wanted me to make them one. They liked it better cause it was different. It's different from the usual nursery scenes/noah's ark, etc., scenes. Be sure to post a pic.

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    I make baby quilts for the babies christened in my Church. They are usually between 36" to 42" square. No set rule so it is your choice.

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    cute! I wish I could quilt that well, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah in Brooklyn View Post
    I'm going to try laying out some squares tonight and see where I get.
    Don't forget your seam allowances when you figure your final size. Add alternating plain blocks if you need more to get the size you want.

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    I need baby quilt advice

    There's nothing wrong with square! I usually (but haven't done that many since I am a rank amateur) try to make a quilt crib size (45" X 60"). You can choose your size and decide what you want to do with it. The baby quilt I made about 10 years ago, was a Sunbonnet Sue, and the pattern book was originally supposed to be 28" X 36" (I think that's too small, by a long ways). The Sunbonnet Sue quilt is a LOT of work -- with all the appliqued blocks -- I enlarged the patterns and doubled the number of blocks to end up 45" X 60" on that one. I goofed on the one I working on -- math-wise, but it's still turning out pretty good!

    Good luck with your quilt and be sure to post your pics!


    Jeanette Frantz

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    For years baby quilts were 36X44. I still think is a good size. I sold many preprinted panels that size at JoAnn's when they were the rage and patterns were designed for that size, too.

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    well, because I was sort of in a panic today I only bought 3/4 yard of the backing. And I am under serious time pressure here! So it's going to be 25 x 30 and that's all she wrote. It'll be a nice little crib blanket and if the baby likes it she can carry it around as a "lovey" when she's bigger. If I had more time I'd get more creative, but this needs to be done by 9/5! I'll post a picture, for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah in Brooklyn View Post
    well, because I was sort of in a panic today I only bought 3/4 yard of the backing. And I am under serious time pressure here! So it's going to be 25 x 30 and that's all she wrote. It'll be a nice little crib blanket and if the baby likes it she can carry it around as a "lovey" when she's bigger. If I had more time I'd get more creative, but this needs to be done by 9/5! I'll post a picture, for sure!
    Sounds good to me. Be sure to show us the finished quilt.

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    Don't forget you can also pick up some matching fat quarter blenders and cut 5" squares to mingle in amongst the others. I think I would want it to be at least 36 x 42. They do grow.

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    Ok, you've all convinced me! I'll make it 36 x 40 and add a border to the backing.

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