Project Quilted Baby Bib

By Diane Kron

Skill Level: Beginner  

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Need to make a quick gift for a baby shower? Or running low on bibs for your little one? Whip one up in no time at all on your Baby Lock sewing machine! Change out the fabric to create personalized bibs for every baby you know! Download printable instructions.

Materials:

  • McCall pattern M6478 or similar style
  • 1 Fat quarter flannel print (front)
  • 1 Fat quarter of flannel that has a contrasting print for backing
  • 1 solid colored fat quarter section for the binding
  • Batting 18” x 22”
  • Walking foot for quilting
  • Madeira® Cotona thread for sewing and quilting
  • Chalko marker
  • Straight edge ruler
  • Temporary spray adhesive
  • Sew-on snap
  • Basic sewing supplies

Tools:

Steps:

  1. Press each of the fat quarter sections to remove any of the fold lines. Set the solid colored section aside for now.

  2. Sandwich the batting between the two contrasting sections with the wrong sides facing inward.

  3. Lightly spray between the layers with the temporary spray adhesive. This will hold the sections together during quilting.

  4. Set up the machine for sewing. Select the straight stitch left (B).

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  5. Set the stitch length to 3.5mm. The dial should be placed half way between 3 and 4 numbers on the dial.

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  6. Attach the walking foot.

  7. Wind one bobbin and then thread the machine by following the guides. Place the bobbin in the bobbin case.

  8. Draw the first diagonal line using the straight edge ruler and the Chalko marker from corner to corner.

    1. Place the ruler 1” from the first drawn line and place another mark. Repeat on the opposite side of the first line.

    2. Repeat this process until you have diagonal lines covering the entire section 1” apart from each other.

  9. Rotate the section and draw additional lines in the opposite diagonal direction until you have filled the section with drawn lines.

    1. These lines will cross over the first set of diagonal lines.

  10. Take the section to the sewing machine. Stitch on the center diagonal line first and work your way outward from the center line.

    1. Repeat for the reverse diagonal lines. Once again starting on the center diagonal line and working your way outward from the center.

  11. Press well.

  12. Lay the bib pattern on the center of the stitched section.

  13. Cut out the bib shape.

  14. To bind the bib follow the next set of steps:

    1. Cut 3 - 4 2 1/4” wide bias strips from the solid colored fat quarter section. Cut the strips on the diagonal.

    2. Piece the strips together to form one continuous strip.

    3. Press the seams open.

    4. Fold the bias strip in half lengthwise with the wrong sides facing. Press.

    5. Pin in place the bias strip along the side raw edges on the bib so that both edges are even.

    6. Using a ¼” seam allowance, start to sew 3” down from the start of the strip. Work your way around the bib and stop within a few inches from the starting point.

    7. Trim the bias strip end so that it tucks into the end at the starting point. Pin in place to secure.

    8. Continue to sew the remaining section of the bias strip to the bib.

  15. Hand-sew a snap to the backside of the bib to finish the bib.

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