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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5 thoughts on “Onesie Quilt

  1. What a great idea! I have to say, Mila’s onesies look impeccable. I could never have done anything like that with my kid’s onesies… by the time we were done with them they looked an entirely different color!
    What a nice way to remember baby Mila in the years to come. Great job, Erica.

  2. This is so brilliant and such a cozy memory for her. I just know she will cherish this for many years to come!

  3. How sweet (and easy to boot!). It looks just the thing to become her “lovey.” Maybe I’ll do this with my baby granddaughter’s onesies, if her mama allows it.

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