How to Make a Whole Cloth Baby Quilt
Hello everyone!! Kymona here, and today we are sewing and quilting a whole cloth baby quilt! I called this quilt a whole cloth quilt because I used two solid pieces of fabric and some batting—no pattern or piecing for this quilt. This is a great way to use your favorite panel fabrics in your stash.
Let me show you a cute whole cloth baby quilt:
Materials for Sewing and Quilting a Whole Cloth Baby Quilt
- One fabric panel (Zookeeper by Hoffman Fabrics)
- Polyester Batting
- Backing fabric
- Coordination Thread
- Quilting Ruler
- Basting Spray
- Cutting Mat
- Rotary Cutter
- Machine Quilting Ruler
- Quilting Gloves
- BERNINA 570 QE E
- BERNINA Q20
- Ruler Foot #96
- Walking Foot #50
Instructions for Sewing and Quilting a Whole Cloth Baby Quilt
Step 1: Cut the Fabric
The panel piece measures 43.5 inches x 37.25 inches.
Cut the batting two inches bigger than the panel piece and the backing fabric 4 inches bigger than the panel piece.
Cut 5 strips of 2.5-inch x length of the fabric for the binding.
Step 2: Make a Quilt Sandwich
Place the backing fabric down first.
Place the batting on top of the backing fabric.
Lastly, place the panel piece on top of the backing.
Make sure each layer is free of wrinkles and laid out flat.
Now you can use basting spray or pins to hold the layers together.
Step 3: Quilting Using a Ruler
Using the BERNINA Q20 sit-down longarm, make sure you have the number 96 ruler foot on the machine.
Using a meader quilting ruler, start at one corner and quilt the entire quilt using the ruler.
Step 4: Square Up the Whole Cloth Baby Quilt
Use two of your biggest square or rectangle quilting rulers, line them up in one corner, and cut the fabric.
Repeat this step for the entire quilt.
Step 5: Add the Binding
Stitch the strips of fabric together to create one long binding strip.
Fold in half and press.
Cut one end of the binding at a 45-degree angle.
Fold the edge in and press.
Place the raw edge of the binding up against the raw edge of the quilt.
Attach the walking foot #50 to the sewing machine.
Change the needle position to 5.
Line the edge of the foot with the raw edge of the fabric.
Start stitching for one inch. Stop and move down two inches and start stitching again.
Miter the corners as you go around the quilt.
When you get back to the beginning, cut the bind one inch after the binding strips met back up.
Slide the end into the beginning strip and sew the strip together.
Fold the binding to the back of the quilt and clip the binding in place around the entire quilt.
Stitch the binding 1/8 inch from where the binding meets the quilt top.
Stitch around the entire quilt.
This quilt was done in a couple of hours. It’s perfect for a little one and would make a cute gift.