Ever wanted to make a baby or toddler quilt but don’t know quite where to start? How about with something you probably already have…
I made my first-ever quilt last month. First. ever. And guess what? It cost me less than $35 to make.
But the best part is that this toddler quilt is not only a sewing project but a repurposing one as well.
I looked at a huge stack of flannel receiving blankets awhile ago and wondered what on earth to do with them. I thought about throwing them out…using them as rags. But no. They still had some use. A lot of them were cute prints.
Then I thought…
Yes I will make my daughter a toddler quilt. She will be transitioning to a toddler bed soon and a new quilt will be nice to have.
I wanted to share the process I went through to make this quilt. So the following post will be largely composed of pictures for your viewing pleasure.
So here you go. 2 ½ months of work squeezed into just a few minutes! Enjoy fellow sewers, crafters, repurposing junkies and lovers of art!
It was a relief to finally finish this project just a few days before Christmas. I made a few flukes but I don’t really care. The proof is in the pudding, as they say and I think I have a good one.
4 spools beige thread @ $2.90 each= $11.60
2 embroidery floss (60¢ each)=$1.20
Fabric (all new)
-Flannel fabric, for backing, 53″ wide× 64 ½” long= $12.90
(This was from a 110″×54″ peice, or 1 ½ yards.)
-Nursery print flannel fabric, 1 yd= $7.50
-Roughly 8yds (1 yd each color/pattern) of flannel solids & prints.
-inner layer of the quilt from 2 layers of an old quilt.
Total cost= $33.20
God Bless & stay warm! It’s a cold one out there for sure…it’s been 20 or below here in the midwest for for-ev-er. (So it seems. Probably 10 days at most.) I can not wait for it to warm up!
***Measurements: This finished quilt measures 49″ wide × 60 ½” long