Thursday, April 28, 2011

Scalloped Edge Baby Quilt Tutorial

A new niece is a lovely excuse for making pretty baby things. I've been dying for an opportunity to use some pretty girly, floral fabric. I thought this scalloped-edge baby quilt would be the perfect chance for it.

After prewashing and ironing your fabrics, lay out the fabric right-sides together (I used 1 yard of each fabric for this project).
Put the right-sides-together fabric on top of your quilt batting.

Smooth out any wrinkles or creases.
Trace a scalloped pattern onto the fabric with a bowl or plate.  The size of my bowl allowed me to do 5 scallops by 7 scallops on my fabric.

I measured how far in I wanted the scallops to go, so they'd all be the same.

Pin the three layers together.

 

Stitch along the line you drew, leaving enough room to turn it (I left one scallop).

Cut off the excess.
Trim curves, especially in between the scallops.  Cut all the way to the line in between the scallops, being careful not to clip your stitches.
Turn.  Using a pencil or your hand, push out all the seams, making it look the way you want.  Press.  Stitch closed the portion you left open. 

Quilt your quilt, "drawing" a line with your stitches from the edge of one scallop to the end of its sister across the other side of the blanket.

Continue quilting along the length of your quilt.

Admire your work!

21 comments:

Jenni said...

What a cute baby quilt! I love it!

Susan said...

Very, very cute. I imagine some certain niece somewhere will get much enjoyment out of it. Thanks!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Lovely quilt! I love the fabrics and the scallops add so much!
xoxo,
Amy

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

This is beautiful and so into the scallop craze. I love what I see. I am your newest follower. Found you on Tater Tots and Jello.

Rachel said...

Wow, that is such a cool idea! I've never seen a quilt like this before--that scalloped edge is beautiful! Definitely want to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Kelsey@inspirationthief said...

This is a lovely quilt. I would love to try this myself.

Lolly Jane said...

So pretty. Pretty clever using the bowl! We would ♥ for you to show this off at our link party!

Lolly Jane
lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

I love this blanket! I would have never thought to make the edges of it scalloped and the colors are so beautiful! I will have to try this. :)
Sharon

Rachel said...

Hi again! I just couldn't stop thinking about this quilt ever since I saw it--so gorgeous!--so I featured it on my blog today. Check it out! http://www.maybematilda.com/2011/04/five-favorites_30.html

Thanks for sharing your awesome project and tutorial!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is gorgeous! I love how simple it is, too... no piecing. Fantastic tutorial.
Gwenny Penny

Mama Tuttle said...

Could you tell me how big your bowl is? I'd love to make one of these! It's so perfect!!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

This is so darling and feminine! Love it!

Jenni said...

loved the scalloped edges, so pretty! i want to attempt to make a quilt for a girlfriend who is having a baby, this might be the one i try!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Aw this is so pretty!! I'm trying to make my first quilt this summer...exciting! :)

I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/05/your-whims-wednesday-5-and-features.html

Crystal said...

Adorable! Love the scalloped edge.

The4Rs said...

Love your idea! Beautiful blog!
Please stop by my blog this week, before Sunday, and post a link of gift ideas for the moms in your life. Winner of the random generator chooses a craft book to be mailed to them! http://the4rsRamblings.blogspot.com and I would be honored if you would add me to your linky party collection!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I love how the quilt turned out. Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

Charlee said...

This is such a good idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

AmieAnn said...

This is sooo sweet! I just adore the fabric and the lovely scallops! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/08/pink-hippo-party-91.html
I am your newest follower.. Keeping my fingers crossed for lucky #100!
xoxo
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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