How to make a baby quilt: Easy DIY steps for your next project
How to make a baby quilt: Easy DIY steps for your next project!
I did it! I made my son a fuckin quilt! AND HE LOVES IT!! So here is my super easy “for dipshits” instructions on how to make a cute as shit baby blanky!
Shit needed to create your masterpiece:
1. Cotton- I used quilter’s cotton from Joanns
2. Interfacing- I grabbed some random shit from walmart (I don’t actually know what I’m doing, I’m not a credible source)
3. Soft as fuck fabric- I used some honeycomb fleece, also from wally world! (warning: shit sheds everywhere!)
4. Sewing machine & thread & stuff
6. WINE. or yah know, whatever alcoholic beverage you enjoy.
I started out by cutting my fabric, which was a horrible fucking mistake- next time I’m buying the squares precut. With my 3 different cotton fabrics, I cut out 18 5X5 squares, which didn’t come out like beautiful squares- they were wonky & lopsided, which definitely made my final outcome smaller than I thought- oops!
After cutting out the first 36 squares, I wanted to give up, but who knows when I would have finished, SO MY PERFECT MAN cut out the last 18 squares for our little man’s blanky! (:
Once my squares were cut, I spaced all of my shit out to figure out the layout- You’ll have 9 rows of 6. Obviously in this picture I had the bottom left arrows are pointing in the wrong direction & the last row was in the incorrect order, but did not fucking notice until I had put the damn row together so I had to rip some seams to redo it!
So anyway, you’ll sew your rows of 6 first!
Once you have finished that, you are going to grab your iron and iron down the flaps on the “wrong side” of the fabric. You’ll iron them down in different directions (ex. left, right, left…) and this is so when you are sewing the rows together, it keeps all of it in order & also makes it easier to sew!
Have you finished the ironing part? Fuckin awesome, now sew your rows together one at a time!
After this step, I did a zig zag stitch around the whole thing so I could toss it in the washer without worrying about fraying.
You’re definitely going to want to wash it now if you hadn’t prewashed it- or else once it’s been sewn to the other fabrics & is washed, shit will shrink & you’re gonna have a super fuckin wonky ass blanket. No one wants that.
NOW WE ARE CLOSE TO FINISHING!
Take your cotton top, iron it flat because fuck wrinkles, then lay it nice side up with your honeycomb fleece (or soft as fuck fabric) on top of that, with the interfacing on top of that!
Pin that shit down to stop any sliding!
Sew around the whole thing, BUT MAKE SURE TO LEAVE AT LEAST A SQUARES AMOUNT OPEN!
I had the interfacing down against the teeth- I’m not sure if you’re supposed to do that or have the cotton down, but there was no sliding with this which was nice!
With the open area, you’re going to fold it in and start a top stitch to close it, then finish the blanky off by continuing the top stitch around the whole thing.
I finished at this point, but there are other options to “finish” your quilt. You can take yarn or whatever to tie little areas off inside the blanky to stop any shifting.
I couldn’t be bothered to do this step, but you totally can!
AND THERE YAH HAVE IT!
Super easy as fuck tutorial on making your own cute as fuck quilt or blanky!
If you have any questions about this tutorial, post in the comments & I can help you out!
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