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About the Easy Baby Quilt Pattern
Baby Quilt Pattern

Black and White and Red All Over

© Janet Wickell
Try this easy baby quilt pattern the next time you need a quilt for a little one. It's larger than a crib size quilt, so perfect for toddlers, too. If you don't need a baby or toddler quilt, use the pattern to make a lap quilt, or to create a wallhanging. Tailor the design by choosing quilting fabrics with a different theme.

The baby quilt is assembled with four columns made from long panels of quilting fabric. The panels are surround by five narrower columns made from easy strip-pieced fabric segments.

Finished Quilt Size: 59" x 63"

Fabrics

Choose an assortment of black fabrics for the wide columns and the outer border. I used a scrappy assortment of reds for the narrow columns and a mostly white (with black) print for the narrow inner border. Your fabrics may differ completely.

Black Prints for Wider Columns:

  • (6) 6-1/2" x 16-1/2" panels
  • (8) 6-1/2" x 12-1/2" panels

    Use the same fabric more than once or go very scrappy with 14 different prints.

Red Print Fabrics for Strip Pieced Segments in Narrow Columns:

  • Cut a total of (20) 3-1/2" x 19" strips from at least six different red prints -- add more variety if you like.

Borders:
Crosswise grain.

  • Inner: 1/4 yard white/black print
  • Outer: 1-1/4 yard black/white print

Optional, for Lengthwise Grain Borders:

  • Inner: 1-1/2 yard
  • Outer: 1-3/4 yard (You'll have lots of leftover yardage if you use lengthwise grain borders.)

Backing: 3-3/4 yards (How to Make Quilt Backing)

Binding: About 265 running inches doublefold binding Make Continuous Binding Strips

Batting: About 67" x 71" (Learn a bit about cotton quilt batting

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