Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Choosing the type of baby quilt to make

So you’re going to make a baby quilt, either as a gift or maybe for your own child. As you start to consider the pattern and fabric choice, though, take some time to think about how you expect the quilt will be used by the child (or maybe actually the mom!). There are four basic types of quilt you can make for a baby, and your choice of type will dictate a lot of the other choices you make about the quilt. My classification of quilt types? Utility, security blanket, décor and heirloom.

I’ll be looking at each type in the next few posts. We’ll talk about pattern and fabric choices for each type of baby quilt, as well as quilting options. Stay tuned!

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