Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Constructing Some Baby Quilts


Between Christmas and New Years I found three pieces of great kids’ construction fabric on deep sale at eQuilter, and I couldn’t resist.  I kept the patchwork to a minimum so I wouldn’t spoil these wonderful prints.

Here’s one:

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The very orange accent quilting was with Superior’s New Brites (30wt.)

And this is the other:

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The new thing I learned to do on these was to make a binding with a flange, all one piece, finished by machine.  It was easy to do, and I love the effect.  It took about twice as long as a regular binding, but was a lot quicker than finishing by hand (as if I do that!).  I thought these simple quilts could use the extra detail.  I lost the link that was shared on Twitter, but here’s one very similar.   Nadine of DreamWeavers Quilts shared a link to a tutorial at Fresh Off the Frame.  I cut my accent strip 1 3/4″ wide.   I also had better results trimming the seam allowance after I joined the two colors together.  It pressed and handled better for me.  By the second one I felt like a pro.  I’ll definitely use this again.

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I had a lot of fun with these two little quilts.  They’re for sale in my Etsy shop.

Hope you’re enjoying your finishes!  I’m linking up to TGIFF.


Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

7 thoughts on “Constructing Some Baby Quilts

  1. That binding with the 2 colors looks very cool. I’m checking out her tutorial right now.

  2. Really awesome technique for the binding, I pinned it to my tutorials board :)) Thank you for sharing the link. Your baby quilts look adorable, some little boys will be really happy with them!

  3. Flanges (I think I call them kickers) seem to work way better than piping on my quilts. At least what I can see! Great job!

  4. Really like the both quilts. The colours in the first one really appeal to me. I never seen this binding technique, thank you very much for the tip!

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