It is always an exciting time when a new baby is expected in the family. Diane Harris walks us through how to make better baby quilts, specifically for newborns that can help us mark these special occasions. Watch as some different examples of baby quilts are showcased, and listen as Diane walks you through step-by-step how to make a quilt for that special baby in your life!
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Quilt Feathers Patterns and Techniques
Peg Spradlin adds some elegance and beauty to your quilt top by teaching you how to add freeing feathers. Learn how to draft a traditional feather starting with the height and spine. As you become more comfortable with this you will be able to make feathered cables and feathered wreaths.Watch Now >>
Interaction of Color with Quilt Fabrics
Heather Thomas presents helpful techniques for determining what color fabrics to use when making your quilts. Learn how colors interact with each other and how to ensure the colors “make” your quilt rather than “break” your quilt. Find out how to utilize different colored shapes and fabrics without creating visual chaos. See what color interactions…Watch Now >>
Choosing the Right Quilting Thread
Heather Thomas teaches you all about thread while providing helpful tips and techniques for working with thread. Learn the many types of thread available as well as the many brands and weights of thread. Understand the value of thread and add element to your quilts. Find out all you need to know about thread and…Watch Now >>
How to Make a Quilt Journal
Do you like to keep leftover pieces of fabric in remembrance of a quilt you made that you love? Erin Russek is the same way and shows you how to make a journal she made to store them. She recommends using Strathmore visual journals because they have a solid cover. Then take the measurements, put…Watch Now >>
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Thank you, Diane… I loved your tutorial and the “Better Quilts for Newborns” inspiration. God bless.
The blue and brown quilt appears to be a rectangle and the 9 block is square. Which works better? I have 2 great grandchildren coming this year and want to make some of these. Love the video and thank you for sharing.
Hi, Cecilia. They both work great. If you have time restraints, the rectangle which consists of strips, may be the way to go. Here is another thought-use a panel and back it with minkee, using the pillow case format, and you will have a fabulous baby quilt. Happy Quilting!
Great video. Wondering if Minky would work as backing
Hi, Jean! Thank you for your question. Minkee works great as backing.Minkee is generally a poly product. Wash in cold water gentle cycle without agitator and dry laying flat on rack or over clothes line. Drying at high heat can make minkee hard and brittle. Happy Quilting!
I love this video. Learned some good tips. Thank you. I do have a question, will fleece work as good as the flannel?
Hi Rhonda, fleece is probably not an appropriate choice. Fleece tends to wear and pill more than flannel and because it is mostly poly, fleece is highly flammable. Many people choose to use high quality minkee on backings for their quilts, this is beautiful but once again poly product and therefore highly flammable. If creating for babies, the preferable backing is cotton flannels. Kelly has used minkee herself, but she always tells parents the risk of poly. They have chosen to use them as stroller quilts rather than crib quilts.
Thank you so much for that information. I have been wanting to make some and wanted to make sure. I learn a lot from these videos and groups. Thank you again. 🙂
I have been making blankets like this for my new nieces and nephews they are very appreciated gifts.