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Tied Baby Quilt

Make a cozy quilt for a baby from warm and cuddly printed cotton flannel. Sew this project in a day (or in several evenings) by joining flannel strips together with batting and backing. Finish it in a flash by tying with coordinating perle cotton or yarn. Fabrics are from the Marmalade flannel collection by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.


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  • 1/4 yard each of six assorted cotton flannel prints (quilt top)
  • 1 yard cotton flannel backing fabric
  • 30x38" medium-loft polyester batting
  • Chopstick or pencil with eraser (optional)
  • No. 5 Perle cotton or yarn (ties)
  • Darning or chenille needle
  • Water-soluble marking pen


Finished quilt: 28x36"


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1/2" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.


Prepare Fabrics:

Wash and dry all fabrics except batting before beginning your project. Use the same washer and dryer settings that you will use to launder the quilt when it is complete


Cut Fabrics:

From each of six assorted prints, cut:

  • 1—7x29" rectangle

From backing fabric, cut:

  • 1—29x37" rectangle


Assemble Top:

1. Lay out the six assorted cotton flannel print 7x29" rectangles in a row.

2. With printed sides together, pin together first two rectangles. Sew together one long edge of the first two rectangles using a 1/2" seam.

3. Press seam open.

4. Add remaining rectangles, one at a time. To ensure the edges are even, sew rectangles in an alternating fashion, following directional arrows. Add one row stitching from top to bottom, next stitching from bottom to top, until all rectangles are joined. Press seams open. The quilt top should be 29x37" including seam allowances.