- Step 1: Plan color scheme Plan a color scheme linked to the baby's nursery colors or gender. Yellow works well for both boys and girls.
- Step 2: Browse patterns Browse pattern books available at your library or bookstore, or peruse quilting web sites for an overview of the types of patterns suitable for baby quilts.
- Step 3: Decide style Decide whether you wish to fashion a traditional style baby quilt, or use a pattern reflecting contemporary designs.
- TIP: Reduce the amount of time required to complete the quilt by purchasing pre-cut pieces suitable for your pattern choice.
- Step 4: Match pattern to taste and skill level Select a pattern matched to your tastes and skill level, keeping in mind that complex patterns require greater skill levels and more time to complete.
- TIP: Novice quilters might consider taking a quilting class to learn the basics.
- Step 5: Calculate costs Calculate project costs. If your preferred pattern matches your budget, you're on your way to welcoming baby with a one-of-a-kind gift created with love.
- FACT: The National Museum of History in Washington D.C. houses the National Quilt Collection, which includes 500 quilts and quilt-related articles.
You Will Need
- A color scheme
- Pattern books
- Online access to quilting websites
- A quilting class (optional)