Learning How to Quilt

Kinsley pinning quilt

Here are the 10 days of learning to quilt as I helped my granddaughter make her first baby quilt. Remember learning anything new takes time and patience . Day 1 – Think back to the days of learning to drive.  You just don’t jump into the driver’s seat and take off.  Learning to drive is …

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grammie and granddaughter

Unique baby quilts for the next generation don’t just materialize without time spent and hard work.  Time needs to be spent teaching the next generation to ensure that they will preserve the beautiful art of quilting. As a wide-eyed 8-year-old, I recalled the days of standing next to my grandmother’s quilt frame. I watched her …

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cabinet for baby quilt fabric

You just found fabric on sale for your handmade baby crib quilts, but it is 90 degrees outside.  Now, you need tips for storing it.  Quilters who make handmade baby quilts do so in their own unique way, but they all share the same guilty pleasure: Buying huge amounts of fabric for future projects. Stockpiling …

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The baby shower guests are completely bowled over by the beauty of the baby quilt you’ve just presented to the mom-to-be.  Because it’s a handmade baby quilt designed like no other, everyone is impressed with how clever you were to select such a fabulous gift. While you’re basking in the glory of the guests’ admiration, …

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Binding bewilderment puts makers of homemade baby quilts in a bind. There’s a great big obstacle that keeps many makers of handmade baby quilts from finishing their projects. They love to buy the fabrics, and their minds are filled with ideas for baby keepsake quilt patterns, so they go to work assembling the major components …

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Handmade baby quilts with starburst motif are extra-special gifts. So you want to give the new little misses in your life presents they’ll really appreciate. Hand-made baby quilts are versatile gifts that will do just that. The first thing they’ll enjoy is the comfort these super-soft baby flannel quilts provide. When it’s time to cuddle …

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Quilters who make handmade baby quilts for sale do so in their own unique way, but they all share the same guilty pleasure: Buying huge amounts of fabric for future projects. Stockpiling goes with the territory.  It’s not just a frivolous habit.  First, there’s the economic factor. No one is going to pass up potentially …

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grand prix baby quilt

When I look at my patchwork quilting today of my baby quilts and then look back to the days of when I started to quilt, it is surprisingly different. Much of what I knew about patchwork quilting came from my grandmother.  The patterns I used were much the same as she used cardboard templates that …

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owl applique

If you are looking for a new pattern for handmade baby quilts, try appliqué stitching to add to the block patterns you have chosen.  Many quilters shy away from the appliqué stitching since they are more comfortable sewing blocks with squares, rectangles, or triangles.  Here are some suggestions that will help make handmade baby quilts …

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Teaching our children how to make a handmade baby quilts ensures that the next generation will indeed preserve the lovely and beautiful art of quilting. As a wide-eyed 8 year-old, I remember standing by the quilt frame watching my Grandma and friends ply the needle over the quilt blocks waiting for the opportunity to try …

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