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Easy Preemie Quilt

   
   

preemie

quilt measures about 36" square

   
   

Patterns given here are especially designed to meet the requirements of a Preemie Quilt for use in a Special Care Nursery. When baby is discharged from hospital, the quilt goes home with the family.

Please use 100% cotton fabrics for top and flannellette for backing.

DO NOT USE MONOFILAMENT THREAD
DO NOT "TIE" THE QUILT

Instructions:

   
    Fabric Requirements, based on 45" fabric
  • .8 metre of dark
  • .7 meter of light
  • PLUS BINDING (4 strips cut 2" wide by width of fabric)
  • about 38" by 38" sq. backing
  • about 38" by 38" sq. batting
Cut 13 - 3 1/2" squares of dark
Cut 12 - 3 1/2" squares of light
Sew into a 5x5 square (see picture above)

First Border

  • Sew a 1 1/2" strip of light around the square
Second Border
  • Sew a 3 1/2" strip of dark around the square
Third Border
  • Sew a 3 1/2" strip of light around the square
Fourth Border
  • Now, depending on how big your flannellette backing is cut, cut the last strip of dark to fit and sew around. Quilt top should now measure about 36" square.

Finishing
Press, sandwich with batting and backing.
Machine quilt and bind in usual way.

 
    Fabric suggestion - colourful juvenile/animal-face prints