I worked on a small quilt to get a feel for it. It turned out to be the perfect size for a 4 month old baby. Lucky, I happen to have a sister who has one of those!
It is an easy quilt that can be made any size. You just need 4 pieces of fabric the same size, a sewing machine and some supplies. A slash cutter or a chenille cutter makes is helpful for this project, but if you don't have one, a pair of fabric scissors will work well.
When you choose fabrics, select ones that are all cotton. They are soft and comfortable and will wear well. You can use any patterned fabric, but keep in mind that the only fabric that will show noticeably is the one that is on the bottom. I used a patterned fabric in both the illustration and also in my quilt.
Pin the fabrics together.
Draw a line diagonally across the fabric from one corner to the other. Sew this line with a straight stitch, being sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of each seam. Repeat at 1 inch increments across the length of the quilt, as shown in the photo.
When all the seams are sewn, the quilt will have a lot of texture. If you keep it like this, it will be quilted in a traditional way. Because we are going to create a chenille effect, we will do something different.
part two is coming tomorrow....