Friday, August 24, 2012
As I repaired the quilt it got me to thinking that I should give my hand at making a quilt. I've never made one before, but as a child I watched my grandmother make many of them. Since I was new at quilting I didn't want to spend a lot of money making one when I wasn't sure how it would turn out. Instead I used leftover material I had on hand and an old sheet for the fabric. For the batting I had an old comforter that was going to be thrown out so I simply used the batting from that. I only made a single sized quilt and after a week of sewing I think it turned out quite well.
To make a quilt all you need to do is decide upon the size you want. Then sew together pieces of material to match the size. Place batting between the quilted top cover and the bottom cover (this is what I used the old sheet for) and then sew the two sides together with edging. Then all you need to do is quilt the two sides together along the block seams.
With the cool evenings of Fall coming quickly upon us I know my son will be cozy and warm with the quilt I made.