Fort Worth Fabric Studio carries a wide range of the Moda Grunge Basics so you can really create a custom project. These solids are so beautiful in person and have what looks like little brush strokes with different shades of color. I am looking forward to using these for some quilt backing in the future! Materials needed:
- Moda Grunge Basics - 1/4 yd in each color Pool / Sapphire / Yellow Gold / Tangerine
- Moda Cuddle Cloth - 1/2 yard
- Quilt batting scraps - 4 cut
- Basting Spray
- Sewing Machine and Notions (straight pins, rotary cutter, cutting mat, acrylic ruler)
- Coordinating thread
- Walking Foot is optional but recommended
- Cut your grunge fabrics into strips measuring 9" x varying widths.
- At your machine sew your Grunge strips into a rectangle measuring around 17" long.
- Once you are finished sewing your strips together into your rectangles we can now iron our seam allowances on the back. The easiest way to do this with so many seams is to iron the seam allowances in one direction.
- Once you are finished ironing your seams take your rectangles to your cutting mat and trim down to a size of 8" x 16.5".
- Take your Cuddle Cloth and cut into 4 pieces measuring 8" x 16.5".
- It is now time to baste your fabrics with your quilt batting. The easiest way to baste a smaller project is to use a basting spray, basting pins also work nicely. Cut your quilt batting scraps to measure 8" x 16.5". Place your quilted burp cloth piece on top, fold half over and spray your basting spray. Smooth the top down and fold the other half over, spray and smooth.
- Before adding your back Cuddle Cloth piece you will now go to your machine and stitch a straight line stitch along the seam of every other strip. We will finish sewing along the other strips once we add our backing in the next strip.
- To add your Cuddle Cloth you will place it face down on top of your quilted rectangle, pin around the edges to secure.
- Sew around the perimeter of the rectangle leaving an opening around 4" wide. This will be the opening you will turn everything right side out. Also snip the edges of your corners.
- Turn your burp cloth right side out and press. Fold in the opening edges and press before pinning, this will help you sew the opening closed.
- Stitch around the perimeter of the burp cloth starting at the opening.
- Now you can stitch a straight line along the seams of the remaining strips to secure the backing to the burp cloth.
I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and be sure to check out all of the other entries in the "Oh Sew Baby" series. Link up your baby projects and tutorials for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Forth Worth Fabric Studio!
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I want to thank Nicole for stopping by and sharing this tutorial with us! I know as a mom of three little one's you can never have enough burp cloths around! These would make the perfect baby shower gift! I hope you stop by Nicole's blog Modern Handcraft and check out all of her lovely work!
Talk to you soon,