How To Make A Crib Quilt
A crib quilt is more than just a cozy coverlet for a baby's crib; it's a labor of love, stitched together with care and adorned with intricate designs. Crafted from soft, breathable fabrics, this miniature masterpiece offers both comfort and visual delight to the tiniest member of the family. Each quilt tells a unique story, whether it's a patchwork of colorful patterns that spark a child's imagination or a soothing, pastel-hued creation designed to lull them into sweet slumber.
As a cherished heirloom in the making, a crib quilt embodies the warmth and affection of a nursery, providing a source of comfort and security for both parent and baby. It's a tangible expression of the love and devotion that surround a newborn, promising warmth and protection as they embark on their journey through the world.
Material needed to make a crib quilt
- 8 x 8in. (20 x 20cm) each of four floral design fabrics
- 8 x 8in. (20 x 20cm) each of two dotted fabrics
- 8 x 8in. (20 x 20cm) each of two plain fabrics
- 5 x 6in. (12.5 x 15cm) each of green, blue, silver, and pink silk fabrics
- 5 x 8in. (12.5 x 20cm) piece of Bondaweb
- 6 x 20in. (15 x 50cm) each of plain pink and floral fabrics
- 20 x 24in. (50 x 60cm) piece of striped backing fabric
- Embroidery floss (thread)
- Sewing machine thread 20 x 24in. (50 x 60cm) piece of batting (wadding)
Start Making Our Crib Quilt With Squares And The Templates
Crafting a crib quilt can be a delightful project, especially if you're looking for a shortcut to patchwork without sacrificing charm. Start by cutting out 30 squares, each measuring 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm), with 15 squares from a floral fabric, eight from a dotted fabric, and seven from a plain fabric. Apply Bondaweb to the back of silk fabrics, then use templates to create four green silk hearts, four blue silk butterflies, four silver silk stars, and three pink silk flowers.
Continue Making The Baby Crib Quilt
Next, cut out and apply these motifs to various plain and dotted fabric squares using the appliqué instructions provided. Enhance the motifs with embroidery stitches as shown in the accompanying photograph. Arrange the squares in five rows of six and stitch them together with a 1/4-inch (5 mm) seam to create the patchwork top.
Pin The Edges Of The Baby Patchwork Quilt
Now, cut two side borders from plain pink fabric, each measuring 3 x 20 inches (7.5 x 50 cm), and a top and bottom border from floral fabric with the same measurements. With right sides facing, pin and stitch the side borders to the patchwork top, then repeat the process with the top and bottom borders. Press the seams, alternating directions to reduce bulk.
To Finish Add The Backing To The Baby Crib Quilt
To complete the quilt, cut the backing fabric and batting to match the finished patchwork top. Place the patchwork top and backing fabric right sides together, with the batting on top. Pin and machine stitch around all edges, leaving a gap for turning.
Congratulations You Have Completed The Patchwork Quilt For Babies
Trim seams and clip corners, then turn the quilt right side out, press it, and close the gap in the edge seam with a slip stitch.