Easy Baby Quilt with Self Binding

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Dive into the world of quilting with our Easy Baby Quilt with Self Binding tutorial, a fun and fast project perfect for using Jelly Rolls. This method not only simplifies the quilting process but also leaves you with a gorgeous baby quilt ideal for gifting.

This year, why not turn your quilting passion into an act of kindness? Join us for the fourth annual Quilt Donation Drive in 2024 and help us bring comfort and warmth to children in foster care. For details on how to participate and make a meaningful impact, please click HERE.

If you’re joining us in the quilt donation drive, don’t forget to print out the PDF (found here) and include a note to Comfort Cases. This step is crucial for helping us keep track of how many quilts have been donated and also required to enter the Giveaway!

Donation Quilt

This tutorial for the Hugs & Kisses Baby Quilt is entirely free, and you’ll find all the details you need right here, including the link to my YouTube tutorial with step by step instructions.

The Easy Self Binding Strip Quilt measures 30″ x 40″ which is the perfect size to go in a Comfort Cases Bag for a baby, and I adore the idea of this quilt wrapping a baby up in some handmade love.

The idea of this quilt is that it is quick and simple to make, yet beautiful and perfect to donate.

Easy Baby Quilt

It’s quick to make because we use the easy Self Binding Technique to bind the quilt, where we do the backing and binding for the quilt all in one – let me show you how!

I would be thrilled to bits if you choose to join me in making a quilt to donate to children in foster care, through our chosen charity, Comfort Cases, to find out more HERE.

Easy Baby Quilt

To Make this Easy Baby Quilt You Will Need

Half Jelly Roll (you need 18 strips)
OR

6 x 9″ fabric off the bolt

PLUS
1⅓ yards of fabric off the bolt for the backing
32” x 42” Batting

Cutting Instructions to Make an Easy Baby Quilt

Top: For each 9” fabric off the bolt: Cut 3 x 2½” width of fabric

Backing: No need to cut

Batting: Cut 32” x 42”

Instructions to Make an Easy Baby Quilt

1.  Join the strips together on the diagonal:

  • Place a 2½” strip with the right side facing you horizontally
  • Then place another 2½” strip with the wrong side facing you vertically
  • Make sure there is lots of clearance from selvages
  • With a ruler draw a 45-degree angle line from the top left corner to the bottom right
  • Pin on each side, making sure you have room to sew
  • Sew along your marked line with a standard foot
  • Open it up to see if the edges line up to make one long piece of fabric
  • Repeat until all 2½” strips are sewn together
  • Trim the excess fabric to ¼” seam and the little triangles
  • Press open
Binding diagonals

2.  Starting at one end, cut off the selvage, then measure and cut 32”

3.  Sew your 32” strip to your continuous strip

4.  Cut again at 32”

5.  Repeat until you have sewn together 18 strips

Easy Baby Quilt

6.  Trim both sides of your quilt top so it measures 30” wide

7.  Baste your quilt, ensuring your quilt top is centered, and you have 3” of backing on all four sides

8.  Quilt your quilt as desired

9.  Trim excess batting to the edge of your quilt, being extra careful not to cut your backing

10.  Trim your backing to 1” from the edge of your quilt

11.  To make self binding:

  • Fold backing in half to meet the edge of the quilt top, press
  • Fold backing over the top of the quilt top to become the binding, press
  • Secure with wonder clips or pins
  • For corners fold edge, over to meet the edge of the quilt, making a triangle
  • Sew

Watch my YouTube video tutorial which shows you exactly how to make this Easy Self Binding Strip Quilt:

If you’re joining us in the quilt donation drive, don’t forget to print out the PDF (found here) and include a note to Comfort Cases. This step is crucial for helping us keep track of how many quilts have been donated and also required to enter the Giveaway!

Looking for more ideas for quilts to donate? CLICK HERE for more quick and easy quilts to contribute, or click below:

I’m so excited to create quilts with you for the Quilt Donation Drive, aimed at supporting children in foster care during National Foster Care Awareness Month! Please drop a comment to let me know if you’re with me in crafting this Easy Baby Quilt for such a wonderful cause.

Thanks,

Stacey x

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8 thoughts on “Easy Baby Quilt with Self Binding

  1. Kathryn Williams says:

    I don’t remember if you mentioned this in the video but what fabric are you using? It is absolutely adorable. I love it?

  2. Libby Hodgson says:

    That is the most informative quilting video I have watched. Every step detailed, nothing left to guessing. Thank you.
    P.S loving listening to a kiwi too 😊

  3. Barb says:

    Thank you for showing self binding. I am a new quilter and am learning the lingo. That was the first time I watched this and now I understand what self binding is.

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