Make a Charming 16 Patch Baby Quilt

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Are you looking for a way to use up some of those scraps? This simple 16 patch baby quilt tutorial from S.O.T.A.K. Handmade will help you make a lovely quilt out of fabric you probably already have on hand. This little quilt uses 2.5″ squares so even small scraps work. Plus, only a half yard of background fabric is required.

16 block baby quilts

This is a super easy quilt that goes together quickly! At a finished size of 32″ x 40″ it’s perfect for a baby quilt, but would also look charming draped over a table, or even hung on the wall.

Materials needed: 

enough scraps to cut 160 – 2.5″ scrappy squares
1/2 yard fabric of choice for setting squares
1 1/4 yard fabric for backing 
1/4 yard fabric for binding
40″ x 45″ batting of choice
505 basting spray or basting pins
Notes:  use consistent 1/4″ seam allowance
             WOF – width of fabric

1. Cutting

scraps: cut 160 – 2.5″ squares
fabric for setting squares :  cut 10 – 8.5″ squares (make sure to cut very carefully as 1/2 yard of fabric gives you exactly 10 squares with very little fabric left over)
binding: cut 4 – 2.5″ x WOF strips 

2. Scrappy Squares

Divide your 2.5″ squares into 10 piles of 16 squares each. Piece scrappy squares (in rows of 4 squares each). You will have 10 – 8.5″ squares.

3. Layout

Alternate scrappy squares with setting squares on your design wall or floor as shown in picture below. Stitch together to make a quilt top.

4. Quilt Sandwich

Press backing fabric, baste your quilt using either basting spray or pins. Quilt as desired. Trim the quilt.

5. Binding

Stitch binding strips together on bias and attach to quilt.
That’s it. A quick and easy project to use up some of those scraps!

See the full tutorial here.


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