Cot quilt in turquoise and yellow

Cot quilt in turquoise and yellow

Snow’s cot quilt Cutting and sewing triangles for a cot quilt is a bit trickier and needs a bit more care – for me that means no rushing!  Wasn’t easy when I had 4 quilts to make in a month. Reverse side for this cot quilt For the reverse side of this quilt I used a design in yellow with green circles and finished it off with the same material for the binding. I used some variegated Perle 12 for this quilt, which I think adds a bit of interest to the hand stitching. You might like to check the other cot quilt I finished recently, in pinks and greys.  ...
Cot quilt in pinks and greys

Cot quilt in pinks and greys

Baby girl cot quilt in pinks and greys Two of my favourite colour combinations for a cot quilt is pink and grey and the other combination I like is green and pink. Here is a quick and easy cot quilt I put together for a friend’s new baby girl in England.  I choose to make some large rectangles using the pinks and greys I had and to separate them with white.  I then hand stitched, using a grey perle every white rectangle. This is the part I really enjoy doing as it’s so relaxing.  In fact, at the time I was making this one and another, was when a friend was in hospital.  I would sit there and sew whilst she drifted in and out of sleep.       Cot quilt reverse side For the back  I used a cute patterned material and finished off with a plain pink border.  Check out the photo at the top of this page.   I really like the freshness of this cot...

How to keep track of your easy cot quilts

How to keep track of your easy cot quilts As I am going back in time, trying to work out all the easy cot quilts, and maybe not so easy cot quilts, that I have made so far, I’ve realised that I have not kept an accurate record of all of them.  Yes I did file some of the designs in a folder and at times these contained the measurements of not only the quilts but the block and how I worked out how much material I needed. But what I didn’t do well at the beginning was to: Take better photos of the front of each quilt; Make a label for each quilt – however at times you don’t know the baby’s name/date of birth when you give the quilt as a present; Take a good photo of the back of the quilt; And lastly storing this detail in an orderly manner.  Be it on a computer or in a binder. Tips on how to keep track of your easy cot quilts So I’ve now put together a little checklist for all my next quilts. If you draw your sketches in a book, note the date you did the design and the date you finished the quilt. Make a note of what material you used: the designer, how much you used and where you bought it. If you’re using the EQ7 software print off a copy and file in a binder.  You can read more about EQ7 here. Make a note of who the easy cot quilt was for. File the sketches in a binder.  Add a photo...

Quilting Your Quilt Preview

The Quilting Your Quilt DVD Workshop with Bev McClune shows you how to quilt a large quilt on your domestic sewing machine. You’ll learn how to turn quilt tops into beautiful finished quilts. In this preview you’ll discover a few helpful tips. Imagine what you’d learn in the full DVD Workshop. Brought to you by Quilters World. This How To DVD – Quilting Your Quilt is available online at...

Easy Cot Quilts 1-3

My first three easy cot quilts I needed something special or my very first cot quilt as it was for my great niece!  Apart from a grandchild can’t get more special than that.  So I needed a book or patter for easy cot quilts.  Luckily the Quilt fair was on in Melbourne so off I went, very early so as to miss the worst of the crowds.  Now I don’t know about you but it’s hard for me to go to something like a quilt fair and not come away loaded with purchases.  Am so glad they don’t provide shopping trolleys! The book that I found and loved is called Polka-Dot Kids’s Quilts.  It was the very first book on easybcot quilts that I purchased.  In it was a great design that I thought wasn’t going to be too hard.  To be honest if you don’t sew much it could be a bit tricky for your very first quilt.  I used the same design a few more times because I had to make all the animal templates, so it seemed a waste not to use them more than once.  I did change the order of animals and the rows so that each one was different. More photos of these easy cot...