Have you ever been tempted to buy one of those pre-quilted baby quilt panels? You know the ones that don’t have finished edges. Yeah, that kind. I don’t usually even think about buying one of these because, they can cost a lot, and I have no idea what to do to make it look great! Last summer I found some panels on clearance for $1.50 each panel (I bought 4). Now what to do? Last September, while with some friends at the State Fair, I saw the solution to this problem, how to finish those quilts.
1 unfinished baby quilt panel (price varies from store to store)
1 skein Bernat “Pipsqueak” baby yarn (less than $3/skein at Walmart) or anything fuzzy like that
1 size 4 crochet hook
Trim the edges top, bottom and sides, so that they are even.
The ideal way is to hemstitch around the edge of the quilt and then, crochet the edge using the hemstitched holes. My sewing machine doesn’t do hemstitching, and I hate to pay to have it done. So, I decided to just punch holes, using an awl, through all three layers of the quilt.