snoopy baby quilt

So you’d like to make a quilt, but you’re intimidated by all of those little pieces, right? I am, too. But you can make a quilt without blocks. It’s easy and looks just as nice! Here’s how I did it:

1 – 36×36″ piece of top fabric
1 – 36×36″ piece of bottom fabric
1 – 36×36″ piece of batting
1 – 38×8″ piece for making the trim*
matching thread
bias tape tool
rotary cutter and ruler
walking foot (optional)

*even easier: use 4 yards (plus a few inches) of pre-made bias tape

Step 1
Lay your fabric on the floor wrong sides together with the batting in the middle. Pin baste from the center outward.

Step 2
Starting from the center and working your way outward, draw parallel lines every four inches with sewing chalk, water soluble pen or light pencil.

Step 3
Starting from the center, sew along these lines working your way outward, taking out the basting pins as you go. Here’s where a walking foot is helpful, but if your batting isn’t too thick, you should be fine without it. Square up your edges with a rotary cutter and ruler.

Step 4
Cut your trim fabric according to the measurements for your bias tape tool and make the trim. Even easier: open the package of pre-made bias tape.

Step 5
Fold the trim over the edge and attach with a zig zag stitch. Fold the ends over at the corners to enclose the raw edges.

snoopy baby quilt

I hope I didn’t oversimplify this, but it’s really easy. The zig zag trim takes a little practice. This was my first time, and I’m sure it will get a lot neater the more I do it.

resource: I was inspired by Soule Mama’s Beach Blanket To-go for this blanket. One day I hope to make something as beautiful as her daughter’s quilt, but for now, I’m going to stick with single pieces of fabric until I’ve got more free time.

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14 Responses to how to sew a baby quilt in five easy steps

  1. Ruth says:

    Don’t be afraid of the little pieces of fabric! Seriously, you just did all of the hard parts. If you do something easy like a fence rail pattern, you can finish a baby quilt top in an hour or two.

    Be fearless!

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  3. Anne Weaver says:

    Love the simplicity of this blanket!! It can easily be made in any number of styles – traditional, modern, girly, funky, etc – just by switching out the print of the fabric.

    I blogged about your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  4. Rachel says:

    That’s my kind of quilt- cute and easy! Thanks so much for this, I’ll be linking.

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  7. MerryMakes says:

    This one definitely hits the note for me. I am way to impatient to fiddle with small pieces but a single piece of fabric seems like something I could handle. Thanks.

  8. Miamihoney says:

    I made a blanket this afternoon, thanks for the easy to follow tutorial.

  9. Sometimes simple is far more effective – really like your simple tutorial, thanks!

  10. Mary-Anne says:

    Thank you!
    This looks just easy enough to attempt!
    Up til now I have only made rag quilts and thought that was all I was capable of, but I am going to attempt this tomorrow!!!

  11. Bonnie says:

    Thank you, thank you , thank you!!! Finally, I have found a site that simplifies the baby’s quilt that I can sew in a day without lots of little squares.

  12. little girl says:

    this was easy and fun!! my baby cousin absolutley loves it!

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  14. sue says:

    I love this idea, thanks! I have a project for charity that i will use this for. Thank you so much.