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Squares and More Baby Quilt

By: Accuquilt
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Use your Accuquilt cutter to make a simple patchwork baby quilt pattern into something special! The Squares and More Baby Quilt features a checkerboard pattern of patchwork and applique quilt squares. Each patchwork square is made up of tinier patchwork squares, and each applique square has a fun shape, flower, or critter to entertain baby.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size43.5 inches wide x 43.5 inches long

Time to CompleteA week or two

Primary TechniquePieced & Appliqued

Intermediate

MATERIALS:

  • 1 yard each of four fabrics or:
    1⁄3 yard each of 3 fabrics for inner borders
    1⁄2 yard fabric for outer border
    Fat quarters or scraps for 2" squares
  • 3/4 yard fabric for large squares
  • 1/2 yard binding fabric (or use scraps for strips)
  • 3/4 yard fusible web product
  • 2-3/4 yards backing fabric
  • Accuquilt Go! fabric cutter
  • Accuquilt Go! square 2" (55022)
  • Accuquilt Go! 5" x 10" mat (55110)
  • Accuquilt Go! strip cutter 2-1/2" (55017)
  • Accuquilt Go! square 6-/12" (55000)
  • Accuquilt Go! stars 2", 3", 4" (55028)
  • Accuquilt Go! hearts 2", 3", 4" (55029)
  • Accuquilt Go! round flower (55007)
  • Accuquilt Go! critters (55030)


Squares and More Baby Quilt


CUTTING DIRECTIONS:

  • Cut 52—2" squares each of four fabrics or cut 208 squares from fat quarters or scraps
  • Cut 4—2-1/2" strips across width of fabric (WOF) for inner borders 1, 2, and 3
  • Cut 5—2-1/2" strips across WOF for outer border
  • Cut 12—appliqué shapes with fusible web backing from available GO!® dies–stars, hearts, flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and bees
  • Cut 12—6-1/2" squares from selected fabric
  • Cut 5—2-1/2" strips across WOF for binding


SEWING DIRECTIONS:

  1. Layout 16, 2" squares in a random design for one pieced block.
     
  2. Pin and sew together in four rows of four squares. Press seams of alternating rows to right or left.
     
  3. Pin and sew rows together to complete block. Make 13 pieced blocks.

Optional: Center an appliqué shape on each 6-1/2" large square. Fuse according to manufacturer’s directions. Machine appliqué edges of appliqué shape, adding detail as desired.

  1. Layout 13 pieced blocks and 12 large (appliquéd) squares for quilt according to photo.
     
  2. Pin and sew pieced blocks and large squares together in horizontal rows.
     
  3. Press seams of alternating rows to right or left.
     
  4. Pin and sew rows together to complete quilt.
     
  5. Press seams toward bottom of quilt.
     
  6. Add four borders, adding the sides first, then top and bottom borders. Outer border strips will need to be pieced together.


QUILTING & FINISHING:

  1. Layer batting between quilt top and backing.
     
  2. Pin or baste layers together.
     
  3. Machine quilt in an all-over design.
     
  4. Add binding, mitering corners.


 

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