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One Way to Finish the Edges of a Baby Quilt

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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.
 
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Step 1:

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Supplies:
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
1 awl
Scissors

Step 2:

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Trim the edges top, bottom and sides, so that they are even.

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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.  
Very cute and very soft! Always a good thing!
Thank you!
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