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Baby clothes quilt Answered

I am about to endeavor to start making a quilt out of my children's baby clothes which are made of various fabrics, some of which are t-shirt fabric.  I have never made a quilt before and really have no clue.  I'm not thinking it will be perfect.  I'm thinking of making 5 x 5 inch pieces.  First question:  do you think 5x5 or 6x6 pieces are a good size?  Second question:  for the t-shirt material, do I cut the square first and THEN fuse it to make it more stable?  Or do I fuse first then cut into a square?  I know I need to put 1/2 inch on all sides for seams?  But still my main question is: cut then fuse, or fuse then cut?  And really, it only needs to be nice enough so that I can gaze at it when I am older and it is covering my old painful knees and reminisce about my children when they were young.  Thank you.

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jessyratfink

4 years ago

Hello! I've actually posted a full instructable over sewing your own quilt, you can find it here. I think you'll find it helpful when sewing yours - I cover everything from choosing layout, how much fabric you need, and how to quilt and bind it.

You can absolutely do 5x5 or 6x6 pieces!

I prefer fusing and then cutting - I think it's easier. Sometimes it can be really frustrating to to cut the fabric and fusible interfacing to the same size and get it to sit correctly. :)

You really only need 1/4 inch for the seam allowances, too! 1/2 inch will probably be too bulky.

Please let me know if you need any more help! :D

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LifeLuver558jessyratfink

Reply 4 years ago

Thank you so much for your valuable opinion! I will also check out your instructable. Now I will have something to do during the cold winter nights.

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Kiteman

4 years ago

You ought to move this to the "Craft" forum.