Friday, July 17, 2015

Strippy Flannel Baby Quilt

The ladies of Sew*Quilt*Share met recently and stitched up a stack of 
"Strippy Flannel Baby Quilts".
These quilts wash up so soft and cuddly!
If you like to make one of your own, click on this link to download the pattern
and follow the steps outlined below.

To begin this project, you will need seven different fabrics
each cut into strips.

Fabric "sandwiches" are made by layering the strips of flannel.

Sandwiches are "quilted" by sewing a line down the middle of each strip.

Arrange the strips in a pattern that makes you happy:)

Sew the sandwiches together using a 1/2" seam allowance, 
making sure to backstitch! It will be helpful to use a walking foot for this step.


Now it's time to trim off those selvedges!

At this point the quilt is ready to be finished. It can be bound
 like a traditional quilt, or you can choose to snip it.

Snipping requires a good sharp scissors.
The scissors in the photo are made by Fiskars.
It features a spring action release and is designed
to make snipping rag quilts easier.

When snipping the layers, be careful to cut up to the seam but NOT through it.

Once the quilt is snipped, you will want to wash and dry it,
creating a lovely flannel blanket.

Special thanks to Sue for writing up this pattern for us!

Click on the box below to view additional photos from our monthly meeting.
You can find free patterns for most of the quilts along the sidebar to your right.

If you are unable to view the slideshow, click here and you will be
taken to an online photo album .

May you always Sew in Peace!

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