Onesie Quilt

I think this is one of my favorite finishes of all time. It is definitely not the most complicated quilt I have ever sewn. In fact, it’s probably the easiest.

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When Mila outgrew her newborn and 0-3 month onesies, I set them aside to make her a baby quilt. I cut out 5 inch squares, and for the most part, was able to get two squares per onesie (one from the front and one from the back). She was a small baby!

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Because her onesies were a knit material, they had a tendency to stretch, so I ironed a thin interfacing to the back of each piece for stabilization.

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I used a nice, soft flannel backing that I bought at JoAnn Fabrics.  I wanted this quilt to be really lovable so I decided to quilt it with yarn ties rather than machine quilting. For the binding I used a hot pink jersey material. Quilting cotton just didn’t feel right (as there isn’t any in the quilt itself) and I was afraid that flannel wouldn’t be sturdy enough.

It’s so fun because every single square reminds me of Mila as a newborn.  Mila sleeps with this quilt in her crib and I can already tell it’s her favorite too *wink wink*.

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