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:

Sewing and Quilting a Wholecloth Baby Quilt: Finished product

Materials for Sewing and Quilting a Whole Cloth Baby Quilt

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.

Sewing and Quilting a Wholecloth Baby Quilt: Cut the Fabric

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.

Sewing and Quilting a Wholecloth Baby Quilt: Make a Quilt Sandwich

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.

Sewing and Quilting a Wholecloth Baby Quilt: Make a Quilt Sandwich

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.

Sewing and Quilting a Wholecloth Baby Quilt: Quilting using a Ruler

Sewing and Quilting a Wholecloth Baby Quilt: Quilting using a 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.

Sewing and Quilting a Wholecloth Baby Quilt: Adding the Binding

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.

Sewing and Quilting a Wholecloth Baby Quilt: Adding the Binding

Stitch the binding 1/8 inch from where the binding meets the quilt top.

Sewing and Quilting a Wholecloth Baby Quilt: Adding the Binding

Stitch around the entire quilt.

Finished!

Sewing and Quilting a Wholecloth Baby Quilt: Finished product

This quilt was done in a couple of hours. It’s perfect for a little one and would make a cute gift.

Finished!

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