Aren’t those precious, soft, baby quilts irresistible?

How do you choose fabric for baby quilts that are irresistibel? Consider softness and durability when selecting from the wide variety of prints.

You take a quick trip to that favorite fabric store, pushing the shopping cart up and down the crowded aisles. You try to choose just the right coordinating fabrics for your next quilt. 

 

The question in your mind is how do I choose the fabrics and what kind of quilt do I really want to make.

Amazingly, your fabric cart stops in front of the adorable and colorful baby fabrics. 

 

The pastel cotton prints and flannels seem to jump right off the shelf and into your cart. Ideas for baby quilts seem to flood your mind. 

 

100% cotton knits in stripes, polka dots, and SEW many colors will become irresistible baby quilts that are smooth and stretchy.

Next, you spot the wide assortment of synthetic knits. Once you feel them, you will put those ultra-soft fabrics into your cart for the next baby quilts.

 

 You envision a variety of patterns that would be perfect with each of the yardages you have just selected. SEW much fabric is always available and SEW little time!

 

Instead of hidden seams, the rag edged quilt pattern leaves the seams exposed. With each washing the seams fray making a decorative edging that is soft and cuddly.

Yes, baby quilts made with a combination of 100% cottons, cotton knits, and some synthetic knits are SEW much fun to make.

Most quilts are large bed quilts that take months to complete. 

 

You can quilt a baby sized quilt in less time since the quilts are smaller. 

 

Depending on the patchwork pattern you choose, baby quilts range in size from 36” X 45” to 52” x 52.”

 

 Keep the measurement of the quilt top’s width to less than 45”. This means the backing will fit on one piece of 45” fabric. This quick and easy method will not require a pieced backing for your any of the baby quilts.

Recently, you received an invitation to a special baby shower. 

 

This calls for a unique, one-of-a-kind gift. You can design one of many soft, irresistible baby quilts patchwork patterns, instead of shopping in the mall or online. 

 

Take out those pattern books, pull out the newly purchased fabric, and dig into your stash for other fabrics. You can quilt your own baby shower gift in no time.

The perfect baby gifts come from the heart. 

 

The time you invest to create and design those irresistible baby quilts is time well spent.

By: Sharon Camp – Unique Baby Quilt Boutique