A Beautiful patchwork quilt for babies for 2020 is supposed to be something fun, beautiful, cheerful and tasty, you know why? The reason is that our children no matter what their age will always be our babies.
I was looking for an idea to make a quilt for our son who is 17 years old and even being a man, he likes a lot of fun things and decorations. No different from my husband he likes a lot and always says that joy should always be present at all times. #Ilovemyhusband #Ilovemyson
Beautiful patchwork quilt for babies for 2020
The baby patchwork harvest or not should be a little careful. Do you know what that care is? It’s the sewing! No matter if it is sewn by hand or on the machine, the seam should be well done, i.e., it should be with a good, tight thread to avoid the flaps from unstitching or tearing the seam.
Choosing the patterns, or the flaps, should be the most important thing when making your quilt. The prints should always be cheerful, with vibrant and cheerful colors, cheerful designs, even the cut should be made cheerfully.
When it comes to children and babies it is as if even the word brings joy to us, and let’s agree that a happy child makes anyone happy.
Types of patchwork quilts for babies
There are two types of children’s patchwork quilts and these models are male and female. These are considered differentiated models, the girls are generally more pink quilts, with flowers, roses of several types, more feminine design.
The boys are colors with shades of blue or half-black shades with light, with car designs, trucks characters from video games, characters from drawings and much more.
The girls can also choose the prints with their favorite characters from drawings or games, after all also look very nice.
Good enough to talk a lot we go straight to the point, and now you can know your step by step.
Recently, I was inspired to make a quilt from my son’s onesies! This is pretty surprising because A) I generally don’t like onesie quilts and B) I’m not wild about the process of making T-shirt quilts.
Although I LOVED the idea of having a keepsake from his first year (let’s face it… I was having a hard time saying “goodbye to all those cute clothes), I just didn’t love the look of most examples I’d seen.
If you are new to quilting with knit fabrics, her tutorial is excellent. I made a few modifications to make the process quicker for me, which I’ll tell you about below, in this quick and dirty onesie quilt tutorial.
– 28 to 42 onesies (sizes ranging from newborn to 12 months). Plan on more if you want a variety, and fewer if you want a more cohesive looking quilt with some repeats
– 3 yards of Pellon SF101 ShapeFlex
– Binding and backing fabric
– 1 1/3 yard backing fabric and batting (should measure at least 40″ x 46″)
– 3/8 yard binding fabric
Finished Quilt Size: 36 1/2 ” x 42 1/2″
1. Cut a 6 1/2″ square of ShapeFlex with your square ruler. Since the ShapeFlex comes in a 20″-wide roll, you should be able to cut three squares per row.
2. Use an iron to fuse the rough side of the ShapeFlex to the wrong side of your onesie, centering it on the design if needed. Unless the onesie snaps open like this one, you’ll need to snip your onesie open, usually cutting down one long side seam and sleeve.
3. Once the ShapeFlex is fused to the onesie, use your ruler again to trim around the square. Adding some type of fusible interfacing to the back is very important for getting crisp, clean squares that will not stretch out of shape. You’ll notice that some of my stripes warped, which is due to squeezing too many squares out of a single onesie. However, I didn’t mind this because I REALLY wanted to repeat the majority of my prints for consistency and design.
Generally, you’ll be able to center the cutout and repeat with the front and back of the onesie to get two usable squares from each one. I was able to do this with sizes from newborn to 12 months! In a few cases, I had to include a bit of bulky shoulder seam, but only enough that it would be easily hidden in the seams of the quilt.
4. I used a total of 28 onesies (or baby items) for a quilt with 42 squares. I tried to get at least 2 usable squares out of each onesie (front and back). For the grey with yellow stripes, a 9-month jumper with shorts, I was able to get 3 out of one outfit! I also made creative use of a burp cloth (barely used) and velcro swaddle when I realized I needed a few more light-colored squares.
For some of the appliqued onesies, I needed to cut out the onesie and reapply it to another square. For instance, if a zipper or seam line would be in the way. Be creative!
5. Once you have your squares fused and cut, have fun arranging them. I went with a checkerboard layout (light and dark squares) and faced all of my stripes the same direction. I used a few plain, white blocks to break up the design.
6. Sew your blocks together in each row using a scant 1/4″ seam. Press the seams open and join together the rows. I joined the blocks in each row and then used my “tiny stitches method” to join the rows together and get perfect points! You can also pin, if you wish.
7. Baste your quilt and quilt as desired. I used a free-motion quilting stipple pattern, creatively avoiding the appliques. I made my own 2 1/2″ width quilt binding from solid navy fabric. This was my third try, and it was the winner!
A homemade onesie quilt would make a great gift for a toddler mom . . . don’t you think?
I think Elliot likes it!
All this step by step we thank Make a Lindsay, thank you very much. Know also other works of her in her site.