Winnie the Pooh baby quilt
These very cute Winnie the Pooh fabrics are ideal for making a baby quilt and would make the perfect gift for any new arrivals.
What you need:
Batting 89 x 112cm
Winnie the Pooh fabric by The Craft Cotton Co
White backing fabric 89 x 112cm
5m of binding - you can buy this ready made or make your own out of fabric scraps 3inch wide
Step 1 - Make the paper template:
Take a piece of A4 paper and draw out the template shown in the photo.
Once drawn out, cut out and on the front of the template write ‘left’ and on the back write ‘right’.
This gives you the template for the left and right hand side of the pattern.
Draw out another one of these templates and draw a line across the middle and cut. Write ‘left’ on one side and ‘right’ on the other side of one of the two pieces. This gives you the top and bottom edge pattern pieces.
Step 2: Cut out the fabrics
Using the templates you will need to cut 16 left pieces and 16 right pieces.
Then 4 left pieces of the top/bottom template and 4 right pieces of the top/bottom template.
Step 3: Sewing the pieces together
Take 8 of the left hand pieces, these will form the first strip.
Take the first 2 and place right sides together and sew along the bottom edge.
Take the next piece and place right sides together against the piece you just attached, and sew along the bottom edge.
Repeat this until 8 pieces have been joined together.
Now take a left hand top/bottom piece and sew to the first fabric piece of the strip by placing right side together, next sew a left hand top/bottom piece to the last fabric piece of the strip.
Now take 8 of the right hand pieces and sew together in the same way as the left hand pieces to create the second strip.
Unlike the left hand first strip you will need to sew a right hand top/bottom piece to the top and bottom of the strip.
Repeat to make another left and right hand strip so you have 4 in total.
Now sew these strips together, taking the first and second one and place right sides together and sewing down the edge.
Repeat with the final two strips until all 4 are attached.
Step 4: Adding the quilting detail
Place the backing fabric right side facing down, then place the batting piece on top, followed by the patchwork front right side facing up.
Pin in place so it wont move while quilting.
Add quilted details by sewing along the seam on the vertical lines, and sew a line 1 cm either side of the seam on the horizontal lines.
Step 5: Adding the binding
Fold the 3 inch wide binding in half and place its raw edges along the edge of the quilt and sew in place.
Turn the folded edge back over to the other side of the quilt, pin and slip stitch to hold.
You now have your very own Winnie the Pooh quilt!
© by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew for The Craft Cotton Company 2017