PUFF QUILT Tutorial: Part 1

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This tutorial is very comprehensive.  It includes tips on picking fabrics, cutting fabric, and a page to calculate larger quilt dimensions.  It is 50 steps and 57 pages total.  You can make a puff quilt on a sewing machine even if you a brand-new to sewing!  
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Comments

  1. Thanks fot the tutorial… I'll be following closely! I have wanted to make on eof these for a long time now!

  2. Lechelle says:

    That was so sweet of you to create this tutorial, I'm sure it takes a lot of time. I might have to try and make one of these now :)

  3. I'll have to keep following this tutorial. I've been wanting to make one of these ever since I was a kid. I've only made traditional quilts but these look like so much fun!

  4. What a cute blanket! This just made my "to sew" list! As soon as I snag all the required materials, I'll be following your Puff Quilt Along. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Rob & Cami says:

    It looks so cute! I'm just curious what size the finished quilt is.

  6. I'd like to give this a try. I also would like to know what size the quilt is that you are making … for a crib? Any idea on quantities if you were going to make it for a twin bed?

  7. Anonymous says:

    i'm confused where it says to "slowly start sewing, but fold the top fabric, so the end of it lines up with the muslin, making a little pucker." I don't understand what you are saying to do and the picture doesn't give any help either. Can you show a picture of the back side of the puffy pillow? I'm sorry, I'm just not understanding what it is I'm to do and I really want to make this. I have to check anonymous on the identity because of blogger problems – but be assured – I am not anonymous and I will check for an answer. Thanks. Natalie

  8. Heidi Ferguson says:

    Natalie-Thanks for your question! I will take a closer picture and post a blog about it today. I'll also try to include sizing for everyone who is wondering about that!

  9. I am also wondering what size quilt this will make. I'm picturing 64 squares…and guessing it would be 8 squares by 8 squares, but wouldnt that make a square quilt rather than rectangle? Maybe I'm looking into this too deeply! :)

  10. looking forward to the rest!

  11. Sarahnthegirls says:

    I would also love to have the calculations for a twin… and even a queen size. Years ago, as a young teenager, I saw a quilt like this and wanted it so badly!! Now, I could make for myself and my girls :)
    Thanks for this tutorial!

  12. I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    can you take a picture of what the back of the quilt will look like??

    Im confused about whether I should add a fabric square over the muslin

  13. Heidi Ferguson says:

    Shayla,

    I will include a picture of the back in the next part of the tutorial, coming out next Wednesday. I'm not sure what you mean by your last sentence…could you clarify?

  14. oh wow………….this is amazing:)
    I may actually take up this herculean task………….I will just follow you for the time being though;)

  15. community helpers says:

    so do i need 2 yds of color fabric for the top? and 1 yrs of muslim?

  16. Heidi Ferguson says:

    You need about 1/3 of a yard for each set of puffs (for eight different fabrics. You need 1/2 yard for 4 different fabrics)

    You need a yard for the border.

    You need a yard for the back.

    You need a yard for the binding.

    You need two yards of muslin.

    Lots of thread, make sure you have matching thread for the border and binding.

    Poly-fill

    High loft batting (1 yard)
    Low loft batting (1 yard)

    That's what you need!

  17. I can't wait to make one of these! Thank you so much for sharing the how to with all of us!!

  18. I just found your blog through Make It and Love It and I cannot wait to make one of these quilts. I may start with the pillow first to practice, but I think this would make a fantastic gift for my new week old nephew. Thanks for taking the time to write the tutorial and I look forward to reading more as I am now a follower!

  19. How cute, I just love the look and colors you have done with these quilts. Thank you for posting the tutorial on how you make it!!

  20. Hi! I'm here from 'make it and love it'…. I LOVE this project and am going to start it on monday. I just purchased a bunch of fabric to make my daughter a quilt. SO glad I didn't start it yet!!!

  21. simply fantastic. off to scour the internet and fabric shops for charm packs. I LOVE you for this! really. i do.

  22. I should of read the comments the tutorial says only 1 yard of muslim not two. Looks like I need to make another trip to the store!

  23. Synergy Girl says:

    I am gonna be honest here…I am not a huge "quilt" fan…I've always thought…well…that they are "grandma-y"….and then I came accross your post….OH MY GOODNESS…I have fallen in love!! I ordered my charm pack, put my pattern together, I've cut my muslin, and on Thursday, I embark on this new adventure…I've never made an actual blanket before let alone attemp this, but I am motivated and determined so WISH ME LUCK!!!! I'll have to post pictures when I finish it…because I will!!

  24. Stephanie&Alfonso says:

    Hi! I googled the charm packs and some say packs of 24 and some say 31 and I was just wondering what size pack I would need. Thank you so much!

  25. Anonymous says:

    I just finished my first puff quilt by using your instructions!!! It was so much fun and it turned out so cute. I made it out of turquoise materials that were a stash I bought for a child's quilt. Instead of the border you have on your quilt I did a three inch ruffle and it was so cute. I backed it with flannel and it went to a school auction to benefit my grandchildren's school. I did not use a walking foot and had no trouble sewing everything up.

  26. Julieanne says:

    In your instructions you said to use a rotary cutter and a self healing mat. The muslin looked like this, but the colored fabric looked like it was cut with pinking sheers. Are there rotary tools that cut like pinking sheers or did you use your rotary tool and then use the pinking sheers on the ends?

  27. Thank you so much!!! I just found this post (thanks to Blogger's Quilt Festival) and I'm glad I did. I have been wanting to make a puff quilt but pretty much had no idea how! So, this is excellent. I think I just found the perfect project for my "pure" charm packs!

  28. We The Peterson Three says:

    Just made my first "puff".. wondering if I used too much or too little poly fill.. Ugh! Any tips from those of you who have made this already?

  29. Oh wow, these are gorgeous! Do you think it would be too crazy to try to make one Queen sized for my own bed? How many squares do you think that would take!? (Im dead serious by the way!) :)

  30. I have a question. Can you use the poly fiber fill stuff in the place of the batting also?

  31. Sorry wrong guestion. Can you use some of the batter to stuff the pillows instead of the fiber fill stuff? Thank you and you are so talented at these puff quilts. Tutorials are professional and complete!

  32. Geta Grama says:

    Hi Heidi,

    Thank you for this tutorial and for sharing your wonderful puff quilts. Seeing your quilts I was inspired to try making one myself and I am in love!
    Thank you again!

  33. Personalized Sketches and Sentiments says:

    Love you tutorial! I found you while I squeezed in a little blog reading time! I work all week, so my free time for blogging is sooo much less than I would hope for :o) But I am so glad I found ya! And I am now follower 1347 :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

  34. I found 3 quilts my mother had started, 2 were hand stitched. One was started by my grandmother, she and mom worked on it and I finished it. One was for a twin bed, the 3rd was just puffy squares, I finished that quilt and it is used on my king size bed. It is so warm on these cold winter nights and always reminds me of being wrapped in my mothers love. I am now making one from all our clothes as a family quilt.

  35. Anonymous says:

    I've always wanted to try to make a puff quilt. Have you made them using patterns other than squares? Some of the other quilt designs would be very interesting done using this application. Thanks for the tutorial.

  36. Hola
    Gracias por este tutorial tan magnífico,intentaré hacer este trabajo
    Saludos desde Pamplona en España

  37. Anonymous says:

    did anyone save the directions? I started it but haven't finished it.

  38. Finished my first one of these about a month ago and am just now getting around to posting it. I love it and plan on making more (it's perfect for all my friends who are expecting babies soon).

    Here's a link to my blog with pictures of the finished quilt:
    http://stealthandaces.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/rainbow-puffy-quilt/

    Thank you for the amazing pattern!

  39. thiscouponlady says:

    I love this quilt and want to make it, I do not have a sewing machine yet though. Am I able to hand stitch this quilt?

    • Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      You could technically hand sew it, although you would be better served to do the traditional hand sewn puff quilt. My tutorial’s instructions are for use with a sewing machine. Good luck!

  40. Whitney says:

    I hate that I just now found this blog and the tutorial is only available if purchased now!! :(

  41. I really want to make this quilt for a friend’s baby shower but was hoping not to spend a ton of money. How much would you retail all of the supplies for? Just an average estimate? If anyone went and bought all of the supplies, help?! Thanks!

  42. MADE ONE OF THE BISQUIT QUILTS FOR MY GRANDBABY USING ALL DIFFERENT MINKY DOT FABRICS. STUFFED EXTRA TIGHT. THIS IS A GOOD IDEA IF YOU WANT IT TO BE MORE OF A PLAY QUILT RATHER THAN A BLANKET. IT WORKS OUT EXTREMELY WELL FOR THOSE LITTLE ONES JUST LEARNING TO SIT UP!! MY OLDEST SON (29) THOUGHT IT WAS AMAZING AND MADE THE COMMENT “I’D LIKE TO HAVE ONE OF THOSE!! EXCEPT IN CAMO!!” FOUND MOSSY OAK FABRIC AT JOANNS AND GUESS WHAT HE’S GETTING FOR CHRISTMAS? WILL NOT STUFF AS TIGHT SO IT WILL BE MORE OF A QUILT

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