My First Puff Quilt Ever…"Twigs"

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival
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! 
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Comments

  1. I LOVE these quilts and am so excited to make one! I don't think it will be ready by November though… I also love the fabrics you used for the baby gym makeover quilt – can you tell me what line(s) they come from? Thank you!

  2. Love this! I think puff quilts are great and I think your approach was wonderful. Beautiful job!

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS QUILT!!!! I am going to make one… it is on my LONG list of stuff to do in the new year but I vow to make one!!! Thanks for the tutorials

  4. These quilts are so adorable! I was going to make one for my son that is coming in December but I don't think I'll have time.

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  5. That is such a awesome idea for a quilt! Yours did turn out wonderful.

  6. Lindsay @ Me Quilting says:

    what a cute quilt! I love that it is puffy! so squishy!

  7. Mruna Mistry says:

    I love your puffy quilts! I made a bag once using a technique for puff quilts in a book I had…and the hand stictching took forever! This quilt of yours is fab! I love the colors you've chosen….

  8. Mercy, it has been a long time since I made puff quilt. I did it all by machine and made crib size that was great for baby to lay on but way to heave to cover baby. Great job for winging it. Thanks for sharing. Love Lois

  9. Super cute quilt. I have never made a puff quilt but it looks fun. Thanks for the links to the directions.

  10. Fun puff!! This is a very fun baby quilt.

  11. oh how cute! i've never heard of a puff quilt til now … i'll have to take a look at your tutorials :)

    your blog is super cute!

  12. I have seen tools for doing this at the stores (probably hand sewing tools now that you mention it), but never seen one made. Great job!

  13. I know it's a lot of hand sewing but he quilt looks amazing! I have been working on a puff quilt for the past 4 years and it still not near the end.

  14. darling!! i started a puff quilt 10 years ago and it's not finished yet…maybe someday. what a fun quilt for a baby. thanks for sharing and have a great day

  15. The Three Vree's says:

    Cutest Idea ever!! I would love to make one! I clicked on the tutorial link and it says it does not exist. Did you take it down, if so, is there anyway I can get it? Purchase it? Something! I would love to make one for my son! Thanks!!

  16. I made a twin sized puff quilt, it is tricky isn't it? But they are so warm and comfy!

    The instructions I have say to make a ruffle for the edge, you could try that, it's pretty easy, you just make a ruffle, and sandwich everything together and sew it up like an envelope. It looks really cute.

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