A Sweet Baby Quilt



4 Charm Packs-Sweet by Urban Chiks
1/2 yard fabric for binding
Batting that measures at least 47" x 56"
2 2/3 yards of backing fabric


First, make your template. To do this, I used the cardboard that came in the back of the charm pack. How handy is that? Measure in one inch in from each side at the top and make a dot. Connect that dot to the lower corners and cut out your template.
Using your template, carefully cut out your blocks. You will be using all but 4 charms, so if you care to use those for a different project, set them aside now. You can cut up to 4 charms at a time-any more than that seems to compromise accuracy.
Chose any two blocks...


and prepare to sew them together. They will need to be offset the slightest bit, so when the seam is opened up, the blocks will form a straight line.
Press the seam open. Repeat making rows 13 blocks wide. Make 12 strips of 13.
Layout the rows and make sure they are in a pleasing arrangement. A digital photo really helps for this step.
Take the first two strips, line up the seams, pin at each intersection and sew.
Open up the seam and press.
Continue this until you have sewn all the rows together.
Trim the edges of the quilt square. (You could eliminate the trimming step and bind the angled edges, which would require bias binding.)

And your quilt top is complete.
Baste, quilt and bind.

For quilting, I echoed the seam lines on each side using the edge of my walking foot as a guide.

One sweet baby quilt that measures 45" x 54".
by amandajean of crazymomquilts

51 comments:

Pink and Pretty Designs said...

That is a lovely quilt! Thanks for posting, can't wait to give it a go

Sheryn

taka-mtg said...

Очень красиво!!!!!!Блог у вас замечательный и работы великолепные!!!!!

synnove75 said...

This really IS sweet! Think I'm gonna try this one...

Sara said...

soo cute!! I did it!!

Janet said...

Never mind the baby, I'd have that as a lap quilt! Fabulous.

Shawn said...

A very "Sweet" quilt Amanda, I love Sweet and your quilts!

Tara said...

I love tumblers! Great job as usual!

Sparrow Bee Designs said...

beautiful... i love those fabrics

Jackie said...

Terrific use of the charms packs. Love the quilt!

Quilt Hollow said...

Like the movement by just having taken a sliver off of the charm.

lissa said...

Adorable Amandajean!

rachel griffith said...

SUPER cute aj!!!

Vickie E said...

very cute!

PunkiePie said...

very very cute! I will have to try this one. You make the blocks look so easy!

jaybird said...

so adorable!!! i love how you used the cardboard in the charm pack for the template... brilliant!!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

That is so cute. And how ingenious to use the cardboard on the back of the charm pack for your template. I save those but never know what to do with them. I might just try this pattern too. Super cute!

Annelies Dease said...

This would work on ANY layer cake by first cutting it into four 5" sections. BRILLIANT and such a cute project. Thanks for sharing. On my list of "must do". XXX Annie

Bowlby said...

This turned out beautifully! I'll definitely have to try it. Thanks for making it look so easy!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Cute!! I love how sweet it is :)

beth said...

great job on the directions! perfect! AND I love the quilt!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Now that looks like a quilt I could do! So cute and clever!

MGM

midnightcrafts said...

Very very nice ;> I'm going to try this one really soon! :D Thanks!

Muddling Through said...

What a great quilt, and a great tutorial, too! I'll have to try this one. Thanks!

Heather said...

I’ve been wanting to make a tumbler quilt so bad, but didn’t know how to go about it, who know it was so simple? Thanks for the great instructions.

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Yummy!! Love it!! I'm going to make one today. Thanks for the great idea!

PamKittyMorning said...

WONDERFUL!!!!

Jenny said...

very nice indeed..

Stacey said...

Love it...I stink at the binding part though...to get that far and screw up the binding really gets me!

Thansk for the inspiration!

hoganfe said...

Love the prints & the quilt! Thanks for sharing!

mary
hoganfe handmade
handbag originals

Trisha said...

Love it! So cute!

Robin said...

Love it! This is one I'm going to give a go at. Thanks for posting!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I've been looking at tumbler quilts and wanting to make one. Thanks for making it so easy for us.

I love that you used the cardboard as your template. That way you know your template won't be too big. Can you tell I've been there and done that?

kd4h said...

I just had an AHA! moment. I never realized how easy it was to make this pattern! I've looked at it and wanted to try it--but now I feel ready to try it. Great job and thanks for making it seem so easy!

tammiemarie said...

i love this line of fabrics, and this is a great way to show them off! lovely as usual.

Linda said...

Cute cute cute! I never thought about using the cardboard for a template before. Great idea!

dotti white said...

Thanks for creating this--such a beautiful quilt! You are very talented, as always!

Amanda said...

Thanks, Amanda, for sharing this! I've always wanted to make one of these!

Jennifer said...

oh yay. i'm going to make this using my fresh cut charms. :D

SG said...

Lovely quilt! Great tutorial! Thanks!

Mama Monique said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I am a beginner on the quiltworld but really lóve all the quiltworks I've seen over the internet and all around. With this discription of yours I think I really can put my first step in the world of quilting.

Thanks again. Can't wait to give it a go!

Marcia said...

Adorable! Love it! Thanks!

happy zombie said...

Amanda Jean... you do it AGAIN! You make me want to drop everything and make one of your coolest of cool projects. I'm still on a CMQ high when I saw your zig-zag quilt made on someone's blog. NOW WHAT DO IT DO?!?!

I see only one solution. I need to rent a cabin for a couple of months. No phones, no tv... just an internet connection so I can make all of your projects.

happy zombie said...

Oooops... NOW WHAT DO I DO?!?!

Joyce said...

just finished one for my cousin's baby they adopted and it is SO adorable and easy! Now that I am working full time, it was a great quilt to fit into my busy schedule.

Kathie B. said...

thank you for such an easy & in depth tute. I have a pattern and bought fabric but I haven't started yet. I'm changing it to be Queen size and haven't known where to start. You bet I"m going to start cutting this week.

Christi Harrison said...

love it. i'm so glad. you showed me this. i love it!

Chrysalis said...

I'd love for you to see what I did with your amazing pattern. Check out my gallery in QCA.
http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/media/p/186829.aspx

so-crazy said...

I love this so simple and easy,we are now selling charm packs where I work would you mind if I made this quilt up to demonstrate what you can do with charm packs.
Thanks Linda

Gina said...

I know this is an old post but I was looking for this pattern and your site was the first I looked at! LOVE the quilting too! I am going to use my scrap stash and do this in a baby quilt. 45x45. Thank you for the free pattern!

June D said...

Cute quilt. I'm looking for more detail on "For quilting, I echoed the seam lines on each side using the edge of my walking foot as a guide." Did you start at an edge or the middle? If you have a source with a diagram of the order for the quilting would be wonderful. I have my quilt top basted and ready to FMQ! Thanks. June

Buncobuddy said...

Thanks for a great tutorial! If I wanted to make a 10" tumbler template, would I still only cut off a 1" angle?