I was so excited to do this Dick & Jane Baby Quilt (Michael Miller's Dick & Jane fabric). Believe it or not, this was a stash quilt! The only thing I had to purchase was the batting. I have made a number of projects with this fabric over the years. Now that my kids are getting older, I'm finding fewer uses. It's pretty much used up now, and I had a ton of fun doing it!
A few of my previous Dick & Jane projects are a book caddy for my son's bed and a stuffed monkey doll that was kind of a fail. She's in the first picture, she's coming unstuffed!
|A book caddy for the top bunk.|
This being my third quilt, I thought I'd share a few tips I've learned a long the way. All the instructional videos I've been watching on Craftsy & YouTube have made a HUGE difference in the quality of this quilt compared to the last therefore making it that much more fun to sew.
A few tips & tutorials
Spray "starch" has changed my life! Having fabric blocks stiffer makes life much easier.
|The back of the quilt.|
The technique of pressing your seam allowances opposite ways when joining blocks is a neat trick! Again, I can't stress enough how helpful this FREE Craftsy tutorial was. A good tutorial on the other school of thought, pressing open your seams, can be found here. She has a lot of other great tips too.
|I love wonder clips!|
|This binding is hand stitched, much improved from my last quilt!|
I just got a new Janome sewing machine, so there will be lots of new projects soon while I test her out. Thanks for stopping by!