I just found out about this online quilt festival via Cluck Cluck Sew. I want to write a little post about this baby of mine:
I've talked about this before briefly, but this quilt is very special. I made it for my best friend's new baby. She wanted me to make her some bedding. I have never made bedding before, but I always believe that I can figure out how to do anything.
I had also seen a puff quilt at my sister's house a long time ago and thought it was the coolest thing ever. I remembered it and for some reason thought of it for this quilt! I went home to make my friend her quilt, but when I looked up online how to make a puff quilt, the only instructions I could find were for HAND SEWING...blech. I am NOT a fan of hand-sewing! It hurts my hand and takes forever. I do not have the patience for that. So I just kind of figured out my own method to make the puff quilt, and as you can see in this one, it was not perfect.
I had no clue how to do the borders or binding, I just kind of winged it. It worked out well enough and my friend still loved it, but I have come a LONG way in making these puff quilts and have refined the process a lot.
If you want to learn how to make a puff quilt, click to see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. And don't forget the continuous binding method for making binding (HUGE timesaver!) And you can also get help for quilt dimensions.
So many of you have followed this tutorial and either emailed me pictures of your quilt or I found your quilt on your site. I am so impressed, every time. I wish my first puff quilt had looked as good as all of yours do! I want to have a puff quilt roundup sometime in November, so if you would like your quilt to be featured, please email me pictures of it, and put "Puff Quilt Roundup Submission" in your subject line (so I can keep them organized.) Thanks everyone!