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|Self Drafted Pattern: 218360-1001 - Type:Quilts |
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|Posted on:||3/17/13 12:18 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/17/13 12:23 PM|
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Satin [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Crib sized baby quilt|
Pattern Sizing: Finished size: 32 x 52 inches
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? N/A
Were the instructions easy to follow? I used very basic sewing skills to make the quilt. From 1 1/2 yds each, I cut a quilt top and backing 29 x 48 inches and rounded the corners to make it easier to sew and turn. The ruffle started out 5" wide and about 200" in length. I folded it in half, pressed with the iron, then gathered the ruffle before pinning it to the quilt top. Once attached, I sewed the back to the front right sides together leaving a 10 inch opening at the bottom to turn the quilt through. Once I had checked the appearance and liked what I saw, I spray basted the batting to the backing, turned the quilt, and hand sewed the end closed.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The quilting was the best part. Initially, I hand drew a pair of ballet toe shoes but didn't really like my drawing. From the Internet, I found a drawing of toe shoes tied together with a bow. I printed off the picture then enlarged it 3x the size at the local photocopying store. I punched holes in the copy using serger tweezers and following the lines of the drawing. Using a water soluble pen, I marked the stitching lines and hand quilted the 3 layers together. Fearing I would snag the polyester with large quilting safety pins, I used fine, straight pins to secure the layers for quilting. I worked small areas at a time to keep from ripping my skin with the pins. Once the toe shoes were done, I measured 2 1/2 inches from the edge and placed another line of pins to mark where I would quilt with my machine using a walking foot. That was a piece of cake and looked so good, I decided to go in another 2 1/2 inches and put a second line. Voila'!! The quilt was done.
Fabric Used: Cream polyester with woven sparkles for the front, trimmed with the same polyester fabric in pink for the ruffle. The back is cotton flannel in a ballet toe shoes pattern. High loft polyester batting made the quilt soft and "fluffy"; as a result, the quilting was puffy and quite feminine.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't have trouble washing out the marking pen, however next time I would use a fine point rather than regular point. I wet the design a dozen or more times before all traces of the ink were gone.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes. This is a very easy quilt that any non-quilter could make. Using the polyester creates a very high-end, designer look for a very inexpensive price. Though I didn't buy the fabric, the final cost (excluding my construction cost) was less than $40. I think the final project is just gorgeous!!
Conclusion: This is a super-easy quilt that will look really pretty in a baby girl's nursery.
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