Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dick & Jane Baby Quilt


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.


My binding was 100% better due to this amazing binding tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt Co.! While you're at it, subscribe, this lady is pretty great. I enjoy her wisdom paired with her quick pace. Along with technique, I'll share a product that makes this job sooo much easier. I'm a fan of Clover products, but their Wonder Clips are one of my all time favorites.

I love wonder clips!
This binding is hand stitched, much improved from my last quilt!

The back.

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!

2 comments:

  1. Super Cute! Jenny from Missouri Star is awesome, she has great projects on her u tube channel. I love their online store and daily deal too!

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    1. Yep, I'm a sucker for the daily deal too! Also Southern Fabric (http://www.southernfabric.com/DailyDeal.html)

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