I’m not the world’s fastest quilter by any means, but it really doesn’t get much easier than this:
1 yard of fabric for the front
1 yard of fabric for the back
1 yard of batting for the inside
free motion quilt with some meandering stitches
bind with 3/4 yard of fabric
Add a teddy bear to up the cuteness factor.
Mix together and Shazaaaam! – a quilt for a little boy that should be joining us any day now.
I use a stitch regulator foot on my machine, but it’s possible to free-motion quilt without one. There’s a link to free-motion quilting that might help here. Be sure to read the comments below the answer for some tips on whether or not to lower your feed dogs.
This can be done in an evening. And I am someone who rarely gets anything done from start to finish in an evening. The fabric is Kitty Yoshida’s City Girl from Benartex. I really like this fabric – so much so that I considered purchasing some of the floral prints by the bolt – but thus far have exercised the necessary self control. I even made a seamstress apron from it:
and then proceeded to poke a hole in it with my seam ripper during the photo shoot. *sigh* At least it isn’t a noticeable hole and will still make an adequate shop sample one day.