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Kay Stephenson is a freelance writer and fiber artist living in Atlanta, Ga with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Lady. Working in several fiber related craft areas, she combines quilting, crochet, ...

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Goodnight Moon Baby Quilt or Play Mat

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Goodnight Moon Baby Quilt or Play Mat
Goodnight Moon Baby Quilt or Play Mat Quilt Front
Goodnight Moon Baby Quilt or Play Mat Goodnight Moon fabric
Goodnight Moon Baby Quilt or Play Mat Quilting close-up
Goodnight Moon Baby Quilt or Play Mat Label
Goodnight Moon Baby Quilt or Play Mat Quilt back

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing skills

Pattern Description:

And goodnight to the old lady whispering "hush"...

If you are looking for a quick and easy gift for a new baby or a toddler, this is it. This play mat is made up in the wonderful "Goodnight Moon" collection from Cloud 9 Fabrics. The design is a very simple large block patchwork that even the most novice quilter can easily master. Consisting of only three sizes of blocks, it's also really quick. You can cut and pieced the top in an afternoon, and the quilting design (a simple diamond grid) is just as straightforward. No special skill required.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 33 by 45 inches after washing


  • Rotary cutting tools (self-healing mat, rotary cutter, quilter's ruler) Note: pieces may be cut by hand with scissors, but it is much faster and more accurate to use a rotary cutter.
  • Sewing machine with patchwork quilting foot, used to ensure standardized 1/4 inch seam allowances. However if your machine provides another method for this, or you are good at maintaining a fixed width seam allowance, you may not need a special presser foot.
  • Quilter's pins - these are bent safety pins and are used for basting. You may baste layers of quilt with thread, but again, pins are faster and easier.
  • Seam ripper, thread clipper or embroidery scissors, sewing gauge or ruler.
  • Appropriate quilting presser feet for machine quilting (walking foot for straight or in-the-ditch or an open toe darning foot for free motion quilting)
  • 1/3 yard of nine different prints or fabric to make up a total of three yards for quilt top
  • 2 yards for quilt back and binding

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread to coordinate with fabrics
  • 1 piece crib sized batting. I prefer all cotton.

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