Baby Boy Strip Quilt

So I started this project about 4 months before Little Roper was born. I’m not going to say how long this baby quilt took me but it was definitely longer than 4 months. And it’s all because of the binding…
Baby Boy Strip Quilt
I had a bunch of leftover boy fabric (remember all those nephews we have?) and just needed one or two more colors. The thing I loved most about this: I didn’t really have to measure! I took out the rotary cutter and went at the fabric, making big, small and medium pieces. Then I just sewed it all together in straight lines. Pretty easy for that part at least.

Baby Boy Strip Quilt
I made sure to have one side all lined up and then depending on the fabric at the other end, I just cut it to be all the same size. Again, easy. I should have taken a picture of the back but didn’t really think about it. I just used a teal flannel and left it all the same. Add a little batting in there and you’re on your way.
To quilt it, I just used my own sewing machine and went about 1/16″ away from the seams of the strips. Straight lines=done.
Baby Boy Strip Quilt
I have seen a lot of baby quilts on Pinterest where they sew the baby’s name on it. Well, we couldn’t figure out what we were going to call him until the day he was born. So I decided to sew a little picture.
I originally wanted to do a train but then thought that might look a little funny with the tractor fabric I had included. So I printed out a tractor, traced it on the fabric with a fabric pen, held everything in place with a wooden ring and then went at it with a needle and some thread.
Baby Boy Strip Quilt

For the binding (bites nails), I think I’ve finally found some winning tutorials on how to do this! I’ve highlighted them here. One of them helped out with cutting the bias tape.

I pinned it to my quilt and then sewed about 1/4″ all the way around the quilt. Then I used the other tutorial to hand sew it. I know, I know, hand sewing can be a lot of work but I had already made two quilts with less than stellar binding and I love how this turned out!

Baby Boy Strip Quilt
Have you found any good tutorials on how to bind a quilt?

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