What if you could make a quick and easy quilt without actually quilting?
I know it sounds crazy, but it’s possible, and a great gift for kids! Just some thick binding, a couple of panels, some flannel later, and a little sewing, and boom– you’re finished.
Here’s how to make this easy quilt.
Here’s what Laura uses to get this quick and easy kid’s quilt:
- 2 panels of fabric, washed and dried to account for shrinkage
- 1 piece of flannel for the batting, washed and dried twice to account for shrinkage
- 1 1/4 yard fabric for binding
Take your binding fabric and cut it into 10″ strips, cutting away the fold and the selvage like Laura shows in her video. Fold all of your borders in half, then press, making them 5″ wide.
Cut your two panels and your flannel at the same size. Lay your flannel down, and place your first panel right on top, right side away from the flannel.
Next, you’ll pin on your binding like Laura shows in the video below. Press it in place, then sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance, once again like Laura shows in detail below.
Take your other panel, lay it on top, and match the edges and pin in place, using the pin placements Laura used earlier. Stitch all the way around, leaving an opening at one corner.
Turn the quilt right side out, being sure to be careful when turning because the pins are still holding those little corners together. Stitch the opening closed, and press the seams down.
You’ll notice there are open corners. You’ll close them off by cutting fabric at 6″, sewing it into a tube, turning it right side out, and pressing it. Cut it into 4 pieces.
Fold it at an angle and insert into both ends of the open corners, stitching them in place. Then you’re ready to roll up in that blanket!
Watch Laura explain this quilt in more detail below, then give it a shot yourself!