The quilting design should follow the style and pattern of the new quilt top:
1. Place your baby quilt top on the design wall and study or analyze it for the elements of design.
2. Decide the amount of usage the baby quilt will receive and how often it will be cleaned or laundered. If the project will be a wall hanging, more intricate patterns could be considered as opposed to a child’s personal blanket that will be well-loved.
3. Considere your time. The more intricate the pattern, the more time will be needed to complete your baby quilt and the more visually exciting the designs will become. If time is a factor, cross-hatch grids, quilting in the ditch, or outlining stitch are effective for holding the layers together.
4. The type of fabric in your baby quilt top will also determine the type of quilting design you should choose. Large or busy prints require a simpler design on the baby quilt top. On the solid colors or tone-on-tones, a decorative featured wreath or floral motif is perfect to show off that baby quilt.
5. The quilter’s expertise in hand quilting of a baby quilt must be considered. Stick to the simple patterns of outline quilting, straight lines or grids.
6. Master the art of hand quilting like a pro! With a collection of exquisite stencils and patterns, you have the power to transform your baby quilt into a stunning masterpiece. Don’t worry about searching high and low – you can easily find these gems in stores or create your own personalized templates using items from your own home. And here’s a little secret weapon: freezer paper. Cut out your chosen design, firmly press it onto your fabric, and let your skilled hands trace and stitch with unwavering precision. When you’re finished, gracefully peel off the paper and revel in the satisfaction of a job well done. Reusable and versatile, this technique guarantees that each quilt will be a testament to your unwavering confidence and undeniable talent. Unleash your quilting prowess and create beauty that will be cherished for generations to come.
Every inch of your baby quilt does not have to be stitched. Strive to keep a balance in the quilting throughout your baby quilt.
Enjoy creating the design on your baby quilt top.