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I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...

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Building Blocks Baby Quilt

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Building Blocks Baby Quilt
Building Blocks Baby Quilt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic beginning sewing skills
  • Some basic quiltmaking skills--rotary cutting and sewing a 1/4" seam

Pattern Description:

Stitch up a baby quilt in no time with this quick-and-easy design. The Rail Fence block is easy to assemble with strip piecing. Colorful horizontal sashing strips set off the block rows. Use it as a crib quilt, lap quilt, or wall hanging. Select assorted prints of a single color for the center strips in the blocks as shown in the cover quilt, and cut the blocks from strip-pieced units. Directions are also included for bars in two color families as shown in the directions or you can make the quilt entirely scrappy, with fabrics, strips, scraps, and pre-cuts from your stash. For larger quilts, make more blocks and adjust the outer border width for a pleasing proportion.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Size: 41" x 50"


  • Basic quiltmaking tools; see pattern for fabric requirements.

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread

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