Sew a minky rag quilt either as a lap quilt or a new baby quilt. This super soft quilt is great for the beginning quilter. A simple DIY craft tutorial idea.
There is something about snuggling under your favorite blanket and watching a movie, reading a book, or taking a nap. Most of my kids have their favorite blanket but my daughter has been asking me to make a quilt just for her. She has a quilt that her Grandma made her when she was born, but that poor thing is barely a blanket anymore. it is full of holes and I am pretty sure there isn’t an ounce of batting left in it. That quilt has been very well loved.
It is only fair that my daughter has a favorite blanket to snuggle too, so I pulled out my sewing machine and got to work.
My inspiration came from Mia Dolce Originals. Isn’t this a gorgeous rag quilt?
The quilt I made really was a group effort. I brought it to my Mom’s house for a fun sewing day and got a lot of help from my Mom and my SIL. Becuase of their help, we were able to knock it out pretty quick.
To plan for the size of quilt I wanted to make, I referenced this chart for Calculation of Required Quilt Squares by Jubilee Homespun Inspiration. This chart will show you how many squares you will need for the size of quilt you are wanting to make. I went with the small (30″ x 54″) quilt, and 6-inch size squares.
- 2 1/2 Yards Minky
- 2 1/2 Yards Flannel (used for the batting)
- 2 1/2 yards Cotton
- split into 5 different patterns so 1/2 Yard of each pattern
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