8.12.2009

Magic Baby Quilt Tutorial

Magic Baby Quilt
41"x50 1/2"
By: Whitnee North
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Piece N Quilt

Materials needed:
1 Yard coordinating fabric for binding and pink edge
(Backing 1.5 Yards) Separate out 13 strips. Lay them out in a pattern. 1 space 2 space 1 space 2 space and so on just like the picture below. Take 14 strips and sew them together in two sets of 7 for your pieced blocks.
Set 1. Set 2. After strips are sewn together cut them into 2 1/2" strips.Now you will have two different stacks of blocks. Sew the block sets together end to end creating 10 strips of 21 blocks.
Sew 8 of those block strips into the strips that you had previously laid out.Take the remaining two block strips of 21 and apply them to two of the ends.From your coordinating yardage cut one 6"x44" strip.Sew that strip of pink yardage to the side of the quilt. Top stitch the Ric Rac to across the seam. Walla! There is your completed quilt top. Now! Quilt, bind and enjoy. **OPTIONAL** Whitnee pieced some of the remaining Jelly Roll strips into the quilt backing to save on yardage.

37 comments:

  1. That is really cute. I'm going to use this for the charity quilts I give to the Quilt Guild.
    Thanks,
    Cyd

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  2. cute. love the flower quilting.

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  3. I think this quilt turned out really cute! I love the spring magic material! And if I could make it, anyone can make it!

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  4. Thank you for another wonderful pattern. This quilt is so cute!

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  5. I linked to this post at
    http://quilting.craftgossip.com/tutorial-magic-baby-quilt/2009/08/15/

    Very clever way to mix up your prints, love the Ric Rac too. Well done tute, thanks for sharing!

    Scarlett Burroughs
    Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

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  6. I can't get the close-up of the ric-rac to enlarge. I was trying to see if you quilted over the ric-rac or if you just quilted up to it. Which did you do? Absolutely lovely quilt, and it looks so very easy to do. I can't wait to make one. Thanks for sharing.
    dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I enlarged the picture and the quilting goes up to the rick-rack not across it. Can't wait to do this one!

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  7. Thanks for the cute and different idea. I have lots of left over strips and will be making these up as lap quilts for my local nursing home.

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  8. Would this be good as a boy quilt with blues or aqua? Or do you think it is too girly?

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  9. Now this is a jello roll pattern I really like! The ric-rac is wonderful too. You are so creative!

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  10. Love it! Come link your cute tute at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!
    http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-9.html

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  11. What a beautiful quilt! Love the design!

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  12. Thank you -- I have a great-grandchild due in October, and this is an idea to use.

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  13. I have been looking for something cute, simple, and pretty to use the Botany jelly roll I have been holding onto and this looks like just the thing! I think I just might start today!

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  14. I made this a few days ago! The top isn't completely done yet, as I still need border fabric, but it came out great and was so simple! I put a picture and link to this tutorial on my blog. Thanks so much!

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  15. Bought a jelly roll, made it, quilted it, Love it! Thank you

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  16. I finally 'get' jelly rolls (lol). I've got my quilt top done and it was so much fun! You can check it out here (scroll down a bit): http://emsewandsew.blogspot.com/2010/07/frolic-finishes.html

    Thanks for a fun project.

    xo -E

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  17. Thank you for this tutorial!! I made the quilt top for this yesterday and couldn't believe how easy it was...and how amazing it turned out!! I can't wait to work the back today and then sew it together and get the binding on!!

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  18. That is the best use of a jelly roll that I have ever seen!! Thanks.

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  19. Holy cow. I just can't stand how cute this is. I'm off to the quilt store to get a jelly roll. So dang darling!

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  20. that is so gosh darn cute and easy peasy. love ric-rac on anything.

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  21. wow that is really cute! now I need some white ric-rac!

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  22. I fell in love with this quilt the minute I laid eyes on it! I followed your tutorial and then attempted to applique a branch, bird and nest over the quilt. Problem is, the quilt itself is so busy, you can barely see the applique. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

    You can see my dilema here:
    http://danandtes.blogspot.com/2011/02/quilting-on-my-day-off.html

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  23. I made one of these back in September, and just finished another one yesterday that I had bought strips for. LOVE this blanket!!! I swear I can never get the block strips straight, but I never notice on the final!! I can't wait to back and bind this one too!! I tied the last one and I think I'll do the same with this one, I just like the look and hand sewing the binding takes a lot of time but is well worth it!!

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  24. I like your works, they are beautiful.

    Congratulations

    have a good day

    Josefina

    tijerasycuchara.wordpress.com

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  25. I was just suggested this as a Jelly Roll Idea it is quite nice great walk though.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  27. This is a lovely baby quilt, so quick and easy and different. I like it a lot. I can see this made up for special friends as well as whipping up a couple for charity quilts...thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  28. Very cute; I'm going to give this a try! (I think you meant "voila!"??? not walla!!)

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  29. Looks so cute and simple to make too!


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  30. I have a grandchild due in September this will be a wonderful gift

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  31. I have a grandchild due in September this will be a wonderful gift

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  32. Beautiful baby quilt! Thanks! I'm invited to my niece's baby shower on 27th July and am going to try to get this done by then. I'll keep you posted!

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  33. This is cute and can easily be done as a quilt as you go. Get your backing 42" by 54 or 60. Then spray baste batting, then start sewing strips at the top, one face up. Then sew one face together and sew on as you go down the quilt. Make sure to smoooth the backing and batting as you go along to avoid wrinklles. Bind or you can add a strip of satin fabric for the baby to cuddle with.

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