4 Fat Quarters – featured Sweet
by Urban Chiks
3 cloth diapers with absorbent padding
1/2 yard Pellon Fusible Fleece
16″ of 7/8″ or 1″ ribbon or trim for bib strap
Buttons (min. 2) – featured April Cornell Star buttons for Moda.
2 – 1″ Suspender/Mitten Clips by Dritz
Clover YoYo Makers – featured sizes 30mm and 45mm
Any additional fabric, ribbon, buttons, etc. for bib embellishments.
Gather all your ingredients.
Three of the four fat quarters will be used for the burp cloths and bibs. The fourth fat quarter is used for yoyo embellishments and any other embellishments you desire.
From each of the three fat quarters, cut a 6″ wide strip from the shortest length. Your strips should be about 22″ long.
Iron all the fabric pieces and the burp cloths.
Iron the 6″ strips on all four ends. On the longest sides, fold and iron to the wrong side about 1/2″. On the shorter ends, fold and iron about 1″ or whatever it takes to fit on the burp cloth.
Center and pin the fabric to the middle of the burp cloth. the fabric should be aligned with the absorbent padding on the cloth diaper.
Sew about an 1/8″ all the way around the fabric onto the cloth diaper.
Do this on all three diapers with your three different fabric choices.
Fold the diaper end in towards the back of the burp cloth and fold over so the fabric side is facing out.
Using the same fat quarters that you cut from for the burp cloths, cut two 10 1/2″ squares from each of the three fabrics. Place two of the fabrics of the same fat quarter, right sides together.
Using the 30mm YoYo maker as a guide, cut the four corners so that they are rounded.
Place one of the fabric pieces face side up on the fusible side of the fleece. Iron to adhere the fleece to the wrong side of the fabric.
trim the fusible fleece so that it is the same size of the fabric. Re-align the other piece of fabric right sides together to the fused piece of fabric.
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to add any embellishments to the bib before it is sewn together, do so now. I like to add any embellishments such as ribbon and letter applique’s now so my stitching does not show on the other side of the bib. Any YoYo embellishments I like to add after the bib is all sewn together so I don’t have to worry about any bulkiness while sewing. I add all my embellishement to the fabric that is fused to the fleece for stability. It then becomes the front side of the bib when completed.
Sew 1/4″ seam all the way around the bib leaving about a 3″ opening to flip.
Because the corners were rounded there is no need to snip the corners. Flip the bib right side out and press. Fold and press the opening to match the rest of the bib. Sew a 1/8″ stitch all the way around the bib. This will also close the opening so there is no need to whip stitch closed.
Add any other embellishments you wish to complete your bib cloth.
Repeat these steps for the other two bib cloths and embellish as desired. I used my fourth fat quarter for accent embellishments such as the “C” applique’ and the YoYos.
Weave the 16″ piece of ribbon or trim through one of the sides of the suspender clip. Roll the end of the ribbon down hiding the raw edge of the ribbon and stitch down as close to the clip as possible. NOTE: Be sure the rolled edge of the ribbon is on the same side as the back side of the suspender clip.
Repeat this step for the other side of the ribbon.
Using the 45mm YoYo maker, make two yoyo’s out of the fourth fabric fat quarter using the instructions that came with your yoyo maker. Stitch on a button to the top of each of the yoyo’s to finish off.
Apply a drop of Craft Glue to the top side of each of the suspender clips. Carefully place the yoyo’s on either side of the strap.
You may even want to open the suspender clip while drying so the glue does not leak onto the other parts of the clip. Let Dry.
Clip the bib strap onto one of the bib cloths. The bib strap can easily be transitioned to any of the bib cloths. When washing the bib cloths, simply remove the strap. I would suggest that you wash in cold water and then lay out to dry.
Makes 3 burb cloths, 3 bib cloths, and 1 bib strap.
Very quick and easy project to make when your in a pinch.
Personalize these adorable little cloths with a baby’s initial or name.