Dec 30, 2018

Baby Quilt Pattern #2 Cobble Stone

Hi all, this is #2 Easy Baby Quilt tutorial, Cobbler Stone!

This is very easy to make and also enjoy some actual patchworking with 4 different prints!




Of course, it can be made under $20. (How? See "How to make a baby quilt under $20.)





<<YOU WILL NEED>>
  • (4) different print of fabric, 1/2yd each for quilt top
  • 1/2yd of fabric for binding
  • 44"x 44" batting
  • 1-1/2yds x 44" wide backing
Cut each quilt top fabric to 4.5" width strips

<<ASSEMBLE>>

1.  Sew two (2) different print 4.5"
strips together.  (you will have Two different sets of strip combination.)




2. Cut sewn strips into 8.5" squares.



One combination to 13 pcs, other one to 12 pcs.








3.  Piecing together!











4.  Make 2.5" wide strips from fabric for binding.

5.  Make a quilt sandwich with backing, batting, and completed top.

6.  Quilt as you like!


7. Attach the binding, then it's all done!



More patterns are coming.
Please come back soon for more baby quilt patterns!

See you soon :)


Mitchie

Nov 30, 2018

BABY QUILT PATTERN #1 "BIG PANEL"

Honestly, I am not sure if I can call this as a "pattern", literally it is made by a big print panel and sashing around it... lol!

But I love this super easy baby quilt, because when I found a very cute large print fabric,

"I don't want to cut it!"

So I just go looking around the fabric it will match as the sashing go around with it.

Super easy!

Of course, it can be made under $20. (How? See "How to make a baby quilt under $20.)

Big Panel Baby Quilt

<<YOU WILL NEED>>
  • 1yd of main (Large print) fabric that makes you to feel "But it's too cute to cut!!"
  • 1yd of sub fabric (4-way direction print, such as check, polka dots etc...)
  • 1/2yd of fabric for binding
  • 44"x 44" batting
  • 1-1/2yds x 44" wide backing
Cut One(1) 28.5" x 28"5 from main, 
Cut two (2) 6.5" x 28.5", and two (2) 6.5" x 40.5" from sub sashing fabric.

<<ASSEMBLE>>

1. Cut the main panel to 28.5" x 28.5" square.  Sew and add sashing 6.5" x 28.5" to the each side.


2. Then, add sashing 6.5"x 40.5" to the top and bottom.



That's all!!  Super easy!!

3.  Make 2.5" wide strips from fabric for binding.

4.  Make a quilt sandwich with backing, batting, and completed top.

5.  Quilt as you like!
I did stippling quilting on this one. 
6. Attach the binding, then it's all done!

Very beginner friendly quilt project and it's still cute!

I hope you'll enjoy this half-day project ;D


More patterns are coming.
Please come back soon for more "actual" baby quilt patterns!


Have a good weekend!


Mitchie

Nov 18, 2018

How to make a baby quilt under $20

Hi all:)
 
I LOVE MAKING BABY QUILTS!

 
Because they are 
  • Easy - Baby quilts can be made with very simple piecing skills and block patterns

  • Quick - It takes only 2~4 hours to finish a baby quilt. 

  • Cute -  Choosing its pattern & fabric is my favorite part, it's so fun!

  • Perfect gift or donation to the local community! - We can always find places to donate these warm, handmade gift. To babies from your family, friends, neighbors, local hospital NICU, shelters, etc.
Almost 3 years ago, just before my daughter arrivers, I made a simple patchwork baby quilt for her.

She is now 2 and half years old, she still love that quilt!

Making a baby quilt is a great starter project for beginner quilters.  They are perfect for trying new blocks or quilting techniques out.  And it is very relaxing and fun for novice & advanced quilters always ;)


One problem.

If you started quilting already, you would probably noticed already that
 
Quilting can be an expensive hobby.

(Seriously! ...Good quilt-quality designer cotton fabric, high quality thread, batting, backing...Oh, don't forget cutting mats, cutters, rulers and all other unique specialized quilting tools!!)
((I also love to crochet, and so far what I need to buy is yarns and hooks. ))

Unfortunately we are not a super rich millionaire celebrity household family, so I have to have a budget to enjoy quilting.  - Can I get Amen from hard working daddy & mommy quilters? :)  

So for the love of quilting, I am going to share my thrift way to make a baby quilt.

Under $20 per quilt, exactly.

Alright, let's begin!


<<WHAT TO BUY>>

When I start thinking about making a baby quilt,  I go with this basic formula for the material.
I am lazy when it comes to math, and this is easy to remember.


I am planning to share some easy baby quilt patterns applies to this formula, 
so please come back and check it out! :)

FOR ONE BABY QUILT (36"~40" length) 

  • Total of 2 yrds fabric for the quilt top - it could be 1yd of main +1yd of sub fabric, or 1 yd main + 2 of 1/2yd sub, or 4 of 1/2 fabric.  It depends of which pattern you choose.  Basically total of 2 yds is just about right for the quilting top.
  • 1/2 yds fabric for binding - I make 2.5" wide strips for binding.
  • 44" x 44" batting
  • 1-1/2yds fabric for backing 
Please not that most baby quilts are made by 100% cotton material only.  Because baby skin is more sensitive. 


<<WHERE TO BUY MATERIALS>> 

TOPS & BINDING - HOBBY LOBBY  Appeal Print fabric always 30% off



Hobby lobby is my favorite store to get the fabric for tops and bindings, because they have many on trend, modern print cotton fabric which new young parents will enjoy, too!

They have their own fabric design line "Brothers and Sisters" and they will be found at Appeal Print Fabric in  fabric section.  Their price is 6.99 or 7.99/yd, however, they are "ALWAYS 30% OFF" which is actually 4.89 or 5.59/yd. 



It makes total 2 yds for top is $10~11.20,

1/2yd for binding $2.50~2.80. 
 
 

BATTING - WALMART.com online   Pellon Natural Cotton Batting With Stabilizing Scrim Binder, 96" Wide, 9 Yard Bolt   $27.75


I've bought many different brand of 100% cotton batting at several different stores, so far this is my favorite reasonable, good quality batting! Some batting are very "stretchy" and start breaking during making a quilt sandwich, but this batting has stabilizing scrim so it's very durable and easy wo work.  You have to get this as a 9 yd-roll bulk, but this 96" wide roll, you can get 14 pieces of 44" x 48" batting, which only $2 for a baby quilt!

Please note that Walmart.com does Free Shipping $35.
I usually add extra items (basting pin, etc.) to match up to $35 :) 



BACKING - Joann Cozy Flannel Fabric at 50% off at store $2.49/yd  (+extra 15%/20%) 


If you want a soft and snuggly backing for your baby quilt, flannel cotton is the perfect material and Jo-Ann has the best deal!  When they start sale in fall is the best time to stock some solid flannel, I buy them when they have "At least" 50% off regular sale, and usually combine with 15~20% extra discount. (I prefer to get solid because it's easy to match.)  Also 3yd-flannel sale at Joann.com online is very reasonable too. 
Their sale and discount % changes often, so keep checking their flyer or app.

At 50% off
44 x 1-1/2yd = $3.75 (3,18 +15% off, /3.00 +20% off)

 
 
 
Shopping at these stores, the total quilt cost is
as low as $17.50 to $19.50 

 
Yay, It's under $20.00!
 
 
About the thread. 
To be honest, I've never calculated the cost per a quilt. 
Because I usually buy thread corns in "Camereon  Colors", neutral colors like white, cream, beige, gray and black, and use for not only for baby quilts but most of any quilting projects. 
I got this nice white 100% cotton thread for 1.00 at a local thrift shop.
I've been using it for almost 2 years, and it still hasn't run out...
 

If I really need to buy a different color, Walmart has 100% cotton Gutermann 110yd for $1.52, so I get those :) 
 
 
 
I hope this will help you to make quilts in budget!
 
Do you have any budget-friendly quilting tips?  Please share with me!
 
 
Stay warm, enjoy the holiday season and keep quilting <3

Mitchie

Oct 25, 2018

My Little Pumpkin block pattern is here



Hello all, this is my first "quilty" blog post!  
ブログを始めて一番最初の”キルトな”投稿ですね!

I LOVE fall.  I LOVE PUMPKINS!
私は秋がとっても大好きです、とくにパンプキン!


I am so excied to announce that
my original pattern "My Little Pumpkin" block pattern is now available on Craftsy. 
私のオリジナルパターン”マイリトルパンプキン”が米手芸サイトCraftsyで購入できるようになりました。
(Click here to go my Crafty shop)

This 12" x 8" blocl pattern is actualy my very first rotaly cutter cutting & piecing -
non Foundation Paper Piecing!
この12インチX8インチのブロックパターンは、
実は私の初めての(ファンデーションペーパーピーシングではない)ロータリーカッターでカットしてピーシングするパターンです。



My Little Pumpkin block.  
(I added 2.5" white for sashing, to see the actual design easier.)
マイリトルパンプキンのブロック。(デザインがわかりやすいよう、2.5インチのサッシングを付けています。)


I get inspirations from everyday life, especially from our family. 
デザインのインスピレーションは、毎日の日々、特に家族からもらっています。
This pattern was inspired from our little daughter in her pumpkin costume last year.
このパターンデザインは、去年のハロウィンの娘のカボチャコスチューム姿から。



A Tiny Walking Pumpkin Girl!
ちっちゃい歩くカボチャ娘!


I made a mini quilt with the block with 2.5" sashing.
このブロックを使って、ミニキルトを作りました。


Run, Pumpkin Girl, Run!!
ミニキルトを持って走り回る二歳児!!



Also I pieced 4 more blocks with different color setting.
I used Bee Lori's AUTUNM LOVE fabric.  I love her cute farm vintage taste!
他に四枚の色違いのパンプキンも作りました。
生地は、大好きなビー=ロリーさんのAUTUNM LOVEを使いました。
ビーさんの可愛いビンテージのデザインは大好きです!


Blue floweret skirt pumpkin 小花柄のブルースカートのパンプキン



 Classy Red x Black dress pumpkin クラシックな赤と黒のドレスパンプキン。



 This is Green Pumpkin reminds me of  Kabocha Squash, 
one of my homeland's popular autumn food :) 
こちらは緑のパンプキン。
日本の、北海道のカボチャのイメージ^^



Red Shoes Pumpkin...  She is very fashionable
赤いハイヒールのパンプキン。お洒落ね~



I added 4.5" sashing around them, and made a wall quilt,
4.5インチのサッシングで繋げて、壁掛けキルトにしました。

Ta-da~.  In our backyard 裏庭で撮りました

So I realized when I was put these blockes together
that I accidently used 2 different white tone fabric! 
各ブロックを繋げているときに気づいたのですが、
濃淡の違うホワイト地を混ぜて使ってしまいました^^;


From far, it is hardly to notice it though, right?? :D
でも遠目で見たら、大丈夫(笑)?


This 36" x 28" quilt still fit on her as a nap quilt :) 
36x28インチのキルトは、娘のお昼寝にもピッタリです。
So apparently, while I was making her lunch, 
She fell asleep while she was playing.... 
実は私がランチを作っている短い間に、寝ちゃってたという話。



Right now she is all about ELSA & ANNA!
とにかくアナ雪に夢中です。


I hope you will enjoy the pattern and this beautiful season.
ぜひ皆さんもこの素敵な季節を楽しんでお過ごしくださいね。
Celebrate fall with your little pumpkins! 
パンプキンで秋を盛り上げましょ~~!

Sep 17, 2018

Welcome to Miso Quilty Blog

Hello and Thank You for visiting my blog :)

My name is Mitchie.

I'm originally from Japan,

a wife and a mom of 4 children.


I've been enjoying sewing and quilting (and other crafting as well), since... I was a child!

My recent hobby is designing my own quilt patterns.

My favorite is Folding Paper Piecing block designing, but I also enjoy the whole quilting top designing, too :)

In this blog I would like to share my works and crafting moments. 
(our little ones are involved usually!)

Hope many quilters and crafters will enjoy, 

Thank you!


Mitchie of Miso Quilty