Posted on Feb 18, 2012 | Comments 0
Baby quilts are fun as well as practical. They will help to keep your baby warm and are something that your baby can keep as he grows up. While it is possible to buy a quilt from a store, it will mean more if you make your own. These are also great if you have a baby shower to go to.
There are different types of techniques that you can use when it comes to making a baby quilt. Each of them has its own pros and cons and each one will take time. You need to make sure you leave enough time from the day that you start making the quilt to the day that your baby is born.
Choose the Fabric for Your Baby’s Quilt
The first thing that you need to do is decide what type of fabric you are going to use. This should be something that is washable and durable because it will go through a lot during your baby’s development. There are chances that your baby will drag it through mud and want to take it everywhere.
You will also need to think about the colors of fabric that you are going to use. There are a few things that you need to think about when it comes to this – the sex of your baby, how bright the colors are and whether you are including a vibrant pattern. As your baby gets older, he will want brighter and fuller colors instead of bland ones.
Looks Around for Patterns for Baby Quilts
You will also need to find some patterns to start with. There are many different types of quilt patterns available, for all types of occasions. Do you just want to make one for Christmas? Do you want something that the baby can have all year round? These are things that you need to think about while searching online and in stores. Take your time to find something that is perfect and never feel rushed into making a decision.
There are plenty of options online and some places will offer free patterns. These are great for those on a low budget. However, the problem with some of these websites is that they may not off the full instructions, which is a pain if you are new to quilting.
Get the Measurements Right
One of the worst things that you can do is getting the measurements wrong. This will make the pattern look bad and will also mean that the size of the baby quilts is too big. Double check all measurements if you are unsure. Follow all of the directions on the fabric and the pattern to make sure that everything is perfect.
While you can do all the sewing by hand, this will take a lot of time out of your day. If you have a sewing machine, this will be much easier for your hands and will take less time. The stitching is also more likely to hold, especially when put in the washing machine.
Before you decide to start making intricate patterns, think about your experience in making baby quilts. The last thing you want to do is start a difficult pattern and not be able to finish it. Start off with something easy and then work your way up.
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