Fat quarters work perfect for the baby burp cloths. I use quilting fabrics for one side and flannel fabrics for the other side. Cut the fat quarter in half lengthwise. 9" X 21" Gives you two front sides.
If I don't have a fat quarter and I am using my leftover quilting scraps, I may make it a little wider or a little shorter. Just need a long rectangle of 2 pieces of fabric.
Place the 2 long rectangles pretty sides together. I do not add batting or extra fabric. It is just two layers of fabric.
Press/Iron the rectangles so they lay nice and flat. Trim the sides even. It should be approximately 9 inches wide.
It is ready to sew. I stitch with a seam allowance of 3/8" . Start on one straight side and stitch around the ends and back around. Stop to leave an opening of about 3 to 4 inches.
A larger view.
Turn right side out.
Press/Iron so the edges are nice and even. I use my fingers to squeeze and crease the edges together before I press.
Press/Iron the opening flat and even.
You will stitch it closed, when you top stitch on the next step.
Top stitch 1/4" from the edge.
Go slow around the corners.
I made some matching sets of baby burp cloths.
I will have several ready for baby gifts.
This one was a scrap of vintage umbrella fabric. I made this one a little wider and stitched two rows of top stitching.
Bicycles and jump ropes - Love this fabric!
I completed 15 baby burp cloths in an afternoon of sewing. I have several other sets all cut and ready to sew, when I need more.
Get out that leftover quilting fabric and some flannels and stitch up a few!
I am working on the photos for next week's Hodgepodge Patchwork.
It is a fun and easy quilt pattern using 6 fat quarters. If you missed it --- you can enter to win 6 Quilter's Blenders Fat Quarters - click here. It is the May for Me Giveaway #3. I am sharing 3 sets with 3 winners!