Quick and Easy Inside Out Quilt for Donations

Quilts to donate

The Inside Out Quilt is a quick and easy quilt that’s not only beautiful but also perfect for donation. The Inside Out Quilt is super quick to make because it skips the conventional binding process. Instead, we sew the quilt top and backing together and turn it inside out, creating a lovely finished look.

Initially created for our Quilt Donation Drive during National Foster Care Month in May 2020, we are thrilled to extend this initiative into 2024. If you’re interested in contributing a quilt to children in foster care, click HERE to learn more. Let’s spread warmth and joy together! 🤗💕

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!

Inside out quilt

The Inside Out Quilt measures 48” x 60” which is the perfect size to go in a Comfort Cases Bag for a teenager.

I would love for you to join me in making a quilt to donate to children in foster care, through our chosen charity, Comfort Cases, to find out more click here.

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TO MAKE AN INSIDE OUT QUILT YOU WILL NEED:

4 x 30” width of fabric

PLUS

1 ⅔ Yards fleece fabric minimum width 52” for Backing

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

With each of the four fabrics:

Cut 4 x 6½” width of fabric

CONSTRUCTION INSTRUCTIONS:

Press your fabric

With each of the four fabrics: Cut 4 x 6½” width of fabric

Group each of the four fabrics how you would like them to repeat on your quilt top

Sew the four strips together (you will have four groups of 4 strips)

Press all your seams in the same direction 

Cut sewn together strips into 6½” blocks, as pictured below

Inside Out Quilt

Sew your blocks together, as pictured below

Donation Quilt

Sandwich your quilt top and backing by:

  • Layout your backing on your surface with the wrong side of the fabric facing toward you
  • Ensure it is flat and smooth
  • Layout your quilt top on top of your backing
  • Use your hands to smooth your quilt top out as much as possible
  • Pin around the edges of your quilt

Sew around the edge of your quilt top, leaving a 10” gap from where you started

Turn the quilt top and backing inside out

Sew around the entire edge of the quilt 

Quilt as desired

Watch my YouTube video tutorial which shows you exactly how to make an Inside Out 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 Inside Out Quilt for such a wonderful cause.

Thanks,

Stacey x

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8 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Inside Out Quilt for Donations

  1. Lela Jones says:

    My daughter was in foster care and let me tell you those kids get nothing without donation and I wish people could actually see how these kids live it is very sad. The facility I saw one time was a huge building wit a large room of beds on each end and girls everywhere ages 5 to 16. Most of these children will not be adopted they will be let go at 18 and expected to make it so these small gifts help hygiene items are always in need also. Thank you for doing this you have no idea how much it means to the recipients.

  2. Denise K Sarsfield says:

    Hi Stacy I saw you on U Tube for the first time and you are great at explaining techniques. Yours have been the best so far I may be interested in sewing for the foster children I live in Tennessee Springville are there any organizations local here? I love the way you showed the simple way you bound the baby quilt. So easy!! I sew for the blessing closet for Tomorrows Hope Family Clinic Paris Tn it is a clinic that also helps women that do not abort their babies. If you would like to look at there website it will explain what they do. A wonderful ministry here locally. I look forward to hear back from you. Thank you again and it I need any help I will contact you again. Have a great safe day!!

    • Stacey says:

      Hi Denise, so glad you found me on YouTube. I am sorry I don’t know what organizations are in your neighborhood, perhaps you could ask your local quilt shop. However, if you donate your quilts to Comfort Cases and want them to to go your area, you can request that. Tomorrows Hope Family Clinic sounds wonderful and a great cause to make quilts for. Thanks, Stacey

  3. Amanda says:

    I love this pattern! I’m wondering if when you cut the strips you have the fabric folded in half. It looks like it is to me… but I just wasn’t sure. Thanks!

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