January 21, 2016

Liberty Baby Quilt

I’ve made another Liberty baby quilt with a bundle from Alice Caroline. They’ve got a huggggeeee range of Liberty prints (probs more than Liberty itself!) so do go have a look at their selection. We sewed this quilt up for our show on Create and Craft TV last week and it’s got me itching to quilt more this year. These tiny little quilts are perfect for quickly sewing up, this one too me about 6 hours to completely finish (including the hand slipstitching around the binding). You can find the full tutorial for this block here. It’s a pretty simple block to sew up – it’s based on a 3×3 square design which you then cut in half down the middle and reposition to look way more complicated than it actually is.

Baby quilt

I love the overload of Liberty print (is there such a thing??) and think a baby blanket is a brill project for using up leftover scrappies. This quilt requires only 1.6 m of fabric, which makes it more affordable.

Baby quilt

Baby quilt

Baby quilts are also great for using Liberty fabric for the backing. We’ve tackled the problem of using too narrow fabric and having to join multiple pieces together to get the required width. Well, with these little quilts there is no need for that! The quilt actually comes up 60 cm wide and 75 cm long, so you can back your quilt in Liberty with a pretty tiny amount (Liberty tana lawn is 133 cm wide).

Baby quilt

This has made me want to quilt so much more this year. I’ve got a couple that I want to make as gifts so this weekend I have vowed to start cutting, that is the worst bit after all. I’ve got a bag of Liberty scraps that I need to use up, does anyone else have trouble throwing them away?

Hannah

Baby quilt

Baby quilt

8 Comments

Joyce Ankers

Kits usually have instructions no matter how brief and l was disappointed to find just fabric no indication of cutting size etc not all of us are able to use a computer to download stuff.. your description of it as a kit was very misleading

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Devon Bell

Just looked at the instructions but still have a few questions.

How many meters (or yards – I’m in the USA :) ) does this require of each fabric choice?

And what is the size of the finished product?

Thanks! Love these colors all together!

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Devon Bell

Oops – just saw that you did post the finished dimensions. Still wondering how much of each fabric though. :) I see that it requires 1.6m total, but wondering how much of each (as there appears to be a different amount of each fabric?)

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thenewcraftsociety@gmail.com

Hi :) Ok let me put all this into inches! For this one I had..

– 4 long quarters (the Liberty is 45″ wide) of the 4 prints on the front, so 10″ piece of each.
– 1 long quarter for the binding is plenty, I used 2″ binding so you only actually need about a 6″ x 45″ piece.
– 45″ x 24″ for the backing fabric.

So the finished size is 25″ x 40″. Does that make sense?! Quilting maths confuses me! On another one I made I used plains in the bigger squares on the front which meant the amount of Liberty I needed was quite tiny, it was a good way to use up my scrap bag. Let me know if you have any questions and if you make it we would love to see it! Hannah

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Stephanie King

This is so pretty and loving it in the blues/purples colours too. I’m making a patchwork cushion with leftover liberty scraps myself -and I too love the Liberty print overload! Love the blog ladies and as soon as I’ve completed my stack of half finished projects, I’ll be testing out a kit v soon!

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thenewcraftsociety@gmail.com

Thanks! :) I have just made another cushion cover with a little pile of scraps. I’ll try finish it up today ready to share. It has 17 different prints in it. Can you tag us on insta on a pic of your cushion? I’d love to see it!

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