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Frederick, Maryland USA

I love designing and making quilts, especially folk and story quilts. All my patterns are easy to follow with step by step directions and photos. Every pattern begins with a quilt created and sewn on ...

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'Sailboat' Baby Quilt

from Maryland Quilter
(7) Name: 'Quilting : 'Sailboat' Baby Quilt
'Sailboat' Baby Quilt
'Sailboat' Baby Quilt
'Sailboat' Baby Quilt
'Sailboat' Baby Quilt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques used: frayed- edge applique, free motion quilting

Pattern Description:

It's time for a sail with the cutest baby sailboat quilt ever. This simple quilt has a vintage look with the classic sail boat applique. This baby quilt is a wholecloth quilt, which means that you cut the front, back and batting all the same size as the finished quilt. The applique sailboat is sewn with the fabric edges raw, exposed. It is designed to fray to the stitches, giving a textured, unaffected look to the quilt. The applique and the quilting are done at the same time. There is no binding; the edges are finished by sewing all around and then clipping the edges to fray.

Every step in this quilt was planned to create the most beautiful quilt possible in the most efficient way possible.

This pattern includes complete easy to follow numbered step by step directions. There are full size printable patterns for the block appliques. The pattern is written with metric units in parenthesis. If you have any questions or concerns about the pattern please contact me.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 42x 36 inches (105cmx110cm)


  • 1 yard (.91m) vintage look fabric for front of quilt (I used Out to Sea by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller fabrics)
  • 2 yards (1.83m) solid baby blue flannel fabric for back of quilt and middle batting layer
  • 1 piece 3x17 inches (7.6cm x 43cm) dark blue flannel for the boat applique
  • 1 piece 22x16 inches (56cmx41cm) white flannel for the sails
  • Tiny piece of cotton print fabric for the flag
  • One piece red flannel cut 1/2 inch x 14 inches (1.3cm x36cm) for the mast pole
  • Approximately 20 large safety pins for basting
  • Darning foot or free motion foot accessory for your sewing machine

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