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bdieges on craftsy.com
Tehachapi, CA

In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the ...

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Yo Bear Baby Quilt

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Yo Bear Baby Quilt
Yo Bear Baby Quilt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Use a rotary cutting set and your sewing machine.
  • Sew with an accurate 1/4" seam allowance
  • Basic piecing skills.

Pattern Description:

This sweet cuddly quilt is perfect for a baby. Use soft or bright colors. Use a preprinted children's panel for the back, to make this a double quilt, two for the work of one. Very easy piecing, everything except the ears and eyes are made from squares and rectangles. A fun Sewfasst(r) four patch technique is used for the border. Vary the colors and use different novelty prints for the alternating squares. An enlarged design is included to make a 75"x85" quilt, by sewing four of these bears together.
Copyright bdieges designs(c)2012. All rights reserved. Using this pattern, you are welcome to make items for personal use, for gifts and for charity, BUT please do not copy or reproduce this pattern in any form or by any means. To make items from this pattern for sale, please request permission in writing.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 40"x45"


  • 1 yard pastel print or off-white fabric or muslin for the background.
  • 5/8 yard brushed cotton or flannel, if available or small plaid woven cotton in a "bearish" color.
  • 1/4 yard of contrasting fabric for the Bear's tummy and ears.
  • 1/4 yard fabric for binding in a color to coordinate with the Bear or the Four-Patch piecing.
  • 6" square of dark fabric for the Bear's nose and eyes.
  • 1/4 yard each of eight different fabrics for the Four-Patch border
  • 3/8 yard of an overall novelty fabric for the plain patches.
  • 1-1/2 yards backing fabric A preprinted panel can be used, but extra strips may be needed around the edges to make it large enough for the quilt top.

You Will Also Need:

  • 2"x6" piece of iron on stabilizer.
  • 3" square of template plastic or cardboard.
  • 100% cotton thread white or light gray for piecing.
  • 100% cotton quilting thread for machine or hand to match the fabric colors.
  • Crib size polyester or cotton batting.
  • Rotary cutting set.
  • Basic sewing supplies and sewing machine.

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