I pieced together my very first quilt at Sewing Summit 2012 with the help of all the amazing quilters (especially Danny from Mommy for Reals) during free sewing time. They shared their tips & tricks, giving me the confidence to cut my pile of vintage, new and scrap fabrics. I wanted it to look like a old quilt you might be lucky enough to find in a thrift store.
Even though it’s just a small, 30″x30″ baby blanket, it’s made up of 100 tiny squares. It’s machine quilted it to a thin piece of natural cotton using my new best friend, 505 Spray to keep it from shifting around. Since my corners didn’t all match, I decided to straight stitch parallel lines along the long seams where the corners did match.
The key to any good “blankie” is the super soft backing. I picked up some “minky” during my last trip to downtown LA (not that it was any cheaper, but there always seems to be more interesting choices). You can find similar, embossed minky HERE.
I think the recipient approves of her new blankie.