Cutting Fabric for a Baby Quilt

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How to cut quilting fabric when making a baby quilt; get expert tips and advice on making a quilt in this free instructional video.

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Hi! My name is Shelly Cordsen with Expert Village.com. We are now going to begin our beginner’s baby quilt and as usual, we always want to see the finished product first. So you can know what you are working toward and this is what we will be making and it is baby quilt, center, and three borders. Okay. The fun part is always choosing your fabrics. These are the fabrics I have chosen; my center, my first border, second, third and then I got my binding and this will be my backing; this will make a very fun little boys quilt. The fabric requirements for this quilt are as follows: One fat quarter which is your 18/22 for your center, one fat quarter will be enough for your first border. You need 15” of your 44 wide fabric for binding one, I mean two, three and for binding also 15” that ought to be easy to remember 15” and then for backing 1 yard of your 44 wide fabric and for batting which is our stuffing in the middle, I prefer for baby blankets to use a low loft batting. They have got a high loft, low loft, a warm and natural. You can do a whole class on nothing but batting but for baby quilts, I prefer the nice soft low loft and you can find this in any fabric department. Now you are ready to start cutting.

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