Sunday, May 25, 2014

Making Burp Cloths Out Of Fat Quarters

This Project is oh so sweet! I love a good burp cloth. All you need is a couple of fat quarters, some backing, and some great batting. I like to use the thin white 100% cotton batting. It is more expensive, but it pays off in the long run. This picture isn't great either. It is supposed to be a navy and orange, but the colors look all weird, oh well.

1. Start by evening out your fat quarters. Start with the smallest one and make all the rest the same size.

2. Cut your batting 1 inch smaller than your fat quarter. So for example if your fat quarter is 18 X 20 1/2 you would cut your batting to 17 X 19 1/2.

3. Center your batting over the wrong side of your fat quarter.

4.  Next add your backing keeping all three layers centered. (Backing is shown on bottom in this pic. I used linen, but I really love using minky too. )

5. Pin your layers together so that they don't shift around making sure that you pin far enough in to catch the inner layer.

6. Stitch all the way around about 3/4 of an inch in to catch the inner layer.
7. Stitch all the way around about 1/2 of an inch in to seal the batting between the inner stitch line and the border.
8. Snip along the edges to help with the fraying.

9. Put your burp cloths in the wash to let the fraying continue.


For a quick tutorial on making your own cardigan onesie click here, for quick and easy bow tie onesies click here.

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