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We’ve been working really hard to get some new kits together for the special little ones in your life!

This first one is called ‘Sweet Baby Girl’ and it’s from the Sweet Baby Girl fabric line from Riley Blake. The monkeys & frogs in the this line are so cute and the alphabet fabric is adorable with the toys mixed in!

Sweet baby girl quilt kit

We kit this strip quilt up often and it’s perfect for beginners and experienced quilters alike. A fast quilt that can be made completely DIY style.

Sweet baby girl quilt kits

The quilt is easy enough to quilt at home with straight line quilting on each side of the seam allowances.

Sweet baby girl quilt kits

The Sweet Baby Girl complete KIT can be found in the SewModDesigns Etsy shop for $40 plus shipping. Everything is included in your kit except the batting. You even get to select your favorite backing..

Sweet baby girl quilt kits

To read more about this Sweet quilt click HERE.

A quilt for the future sports star…Play Ball Baby Quilt KIT.

Play Ball baby quilt kits

This was my first time kitting the Radio Way pattern from JayBird Quilts. This was just about the easiest thing I’ve sewn! Half of the cutting is already done since it’s made from a jelly roll so this sews up super fast!

Play ball quilt kits

Measuring at 40″x40″ and having all of the straight lines on the quilt, make ‘straight line’ quilting easy. Paige actually quilted this one for me with stars and loops so it’s definitely another great quilt for beginners and experienced quilters.

All star quilt kits

The fabric line is Play Ball from Riley Blake with every sport boys love…baseball, football & basketball. Every piece of the line is featured in the quilt top.

All star quilt kits

The backing is your choice of tossed jerseys in navy or the Play Ball main print. The complete KIT including the top, backing, binding & pattern is $40 plus shipping and can be found HERE.

All star quilt kits

Good natured quilt kit

Equilateral?! Yuck. Geometry. Pretty much the only class I actually cheated in during high school. If I’d only known I’d be doing it as a business and hobby! The truth is, we use geometry & math every time we quilt…hexagons, triangles, squares & fractions. But sometimes we tend to get hung up on the ‘words’ until we’ve tried it. An equilateral triangle simply means that all 3 sides are equal. I’m going to be showing you a 60 degree equilateral quilt today with 2 methods to cut out the triangles.

good natured quilt tutorial

I wrote this ‘little‘ tutorial for a new baby quilt KIT for the shop using equilateral triangles and Riley Blake’s fabric line called ‘Good Natured”. It really is a sweet quilt with the orange & mint…adorable nature friends… squirrels, baby deer, sweet little bluebirds and playful foxes among birch trees!

good natured quilt tutorial

I was both excited and nervous to make something with so many bias edges but it went together beautifully! Now that I know just how awesome it was, think of all the scrappy triangle quilts I could make. Oh, if I only had more time!

Since I learned a few tips along the way to make this quilt, I figured I’d pass it along to you guys.

Fabric supplies needed for a 35″x42-1/2″:
3/8 yard of 7 different fabrics
3/8 yard Binding- Cut (5) 2-1/2”
1-3/8 yard Backing
60 degree Creative Grids triangle ruler (method 1) or…
The Template. Grab some colored paper or craft foam & double sided tape (method 2)

Cut each of your 7 different fabrics into 3 strips of 4-1/4” wide. This is the same height as your triangle template or ruler.

A ¼” seam allowance is used for sewing and ALL seams are pressed open. Do not iron your triangles or rows. This will cause stretching. Press.

There are two methods I like to use to cut 60 degree triangles. To make the cutting as precise as possible, choose only one method per project to cut all of your equilaterals.

Method 1: Creative Grids 60 Degree Ruler
This ruler is found in the SewModDesigns Etsy shop.SewMod Equilateral Quilt tutorialPlace the ruler on the strip of fabric. The 4-1/4” mark should line up with the bottom of the strip and the squared off tip of the triangle should line up with the top of the strip.
The first thing we need to do is cut a 60 degree angle. Discard the extra fabric with the selvage on it.

SewMod Equilateral Quilt tutorial

Rotate your ruler so that the top of the fabric strip lines up with the 4-1/4” marking and the squared off tip lines up with the bottom of the strip. Use the edge of the ruler to cut your triangle out.

SewMod Equilateral Quilt tutorial
Flip your ruler, line up the markings, and cut again. Repeat this flipping method until you have made 6 cuts with the ruler, giving you 12 triangles per strip.

SewMod Equilateral Quilt tutorial

And for all of you hittin’ it old school…
Method 2: Using the template, found here, & a ruler
Cut the provided template out onto colored paper. We want it to be colored so that we can see it easily through the ruler. It makes it difficult to see if we use clear template plastic. I used a piece of craft foam for mine. I like the foam because it ‘sticks’ to the fabric while I’m cutting. These sheets can be found at your local craft & hobby store.

Place three pieces of double-sided tape to the back of your template. Turn your ruler over to the backside and adhere the template to it, lining up the bottom edge of the template along the side of the ruler. Don’t worry. It won’t leave your ruler sticky after you remove it.

SewMod Equilateral Quilt tutorial

The first thing we need to do is cut a 60 degree angle. Line the 60 degree mark on your ruler with the bottom of your 4-1/4” strip and trim off the selvage angle. Discard the extra fabric with the selvage on it.

SewMod Equilateral Quilt tutorial

Using the colored foam as the guide, line the foam triangle up with two sides of the strip…the top and the left side as shown in the photo. Cut.

SewMod Equilateral Quilt tutorial
Turn the ruler and line up the foam triangle with two sides of the strip…the bottom and the left side. Cut.

SewMod Equilateral Quilt tutorial

Repeat this turning method until you have made 6 cuts with the ruler, giving you 12 triangles per strip.

SewMod Equilateral Quilt tutorial

**All of your triangles have the top squared off. It determines the top & bottom of the triangle and keeps the straight of grain going in one direction for minimal stretching.

Using your preferred method, cut at least 216 triangles from the fabrics. The fabric requirements provide enough fabric for you to cut as many as 252 triangles so that you can mix it up to your liking and play with the placement or make baby a matching pillow with the extras!

Lay your quilt out in a setting of 18 triangles across by 12 rows down.

Referring to the photo…
1. Place triangle 1 & 2 of the first row right sides together, matching up the top and all the edges.
2. Sew these together down the side using a 1/4” seam allowance.
3. Press the seam open.
4. Layer triangle 3, right sides together, on top of triangle 2. Sew. Press open. Repeat this process until you have 18 triangles pieced together and 12 rows total.
Join your rows together.

SewMod equilateral quilt tutorial

Trim off all of the ‘rabbit ears’ and threads.

Here are a few tips I use to line up the points on the equilateral triangles.

1. Place row 1 & 2 on your ironing surface right sides together.
Match up the triangle points. Insert a pin directly into the back of the triangle point on the top row. This is your ‘push pin’.
2. Now insert that same ‘push pin’ into the bottom row directly into its matching triangle point.
3. Push that pin onto the ironing surface to secure the row at that spot.
4. Place one pin on each side of the ‘push pin’. Remove the ‘push pin’.
Do this for all of the triangle points in each row.
5. Sew a ¼” seam right through the intersecting point. Press your seams open.

SewMod Equilateral Quilt tutorial

That looks like a pretty good matching point, don’t ya think? Yes! It really is that easy!

SewMod equilateral quilt tutorial

Trim the side edges of the quilt top. Make sure to leave a 1/4 “seam allowance from the triangle points on the sides to attach the binding.

Quilt & Bind. I want to give a shout out to my friend Isis, who did the fabulous quilting on the sample!

good natured quilt tutorial

If you’d like the complete kit featured in the post and a free copy of the pattern, it can be found in the Etsy shop. Each kit comes complete with quilt fabrics, binding and backing.

It’s funny how creativity strikes when you least expect it! Remember this post for the CLMQG demo I did on the Spinning Star HST’s, Making Perfect Half Square Triangles? Well, several of those quilt blocks became the the inspiration for two new baby quilts. One is the adorable new addition to SewMod , called Seeing Stars. The other is going to be for sale shortly in the SewModMakes Etsy Shop As a finished baby quilt. (Post on that quilt coming soon)

I had made so many HST’s that they were running outta my ears. I kinda got carried away and seeing how fabric is not something to be wasted these days, I was determined to use them.

oh boy baby quilt kit sewmod

Seeing Stars
At first this quilt was just going to be a simple star to star block. No bells and no whistles. But how much fun would that be? I love appliqué. I love embroidery. I replicated the plane from the Oh Boy main fabric, positioned the planes horizontally and diagonally to give it the soaring effect through the quilt.

oh boy baby kits sewmod

Appliquéing the planes with different colors of thread and hand embroidering the smoke trails gave it the extra whimsy touch.

sewmod oh boy baby quilt kit

I used a Kona Ash to frame everything and before you knew it, I had a finished quilt. Paige quilted it for me in a loopy soar and I finished it off with the stripe binding and a polka dot backing…so sweet!

oh boy baby quilt kit sewmod

The quilt is always the fast part of the process. It’s been finished for about 3 weeks now. It’s the pattern writing that tends to send the creative process to a slow. turtle. crawl. It needs to be written, tested, and left for a bit do do it all over again…not something to be rushed. And it always helps to have a pattern tester.

So now that I’ve completed the pattern step, I get to blog about it and cut the kits! I love cutting the kits. Kit includes the free pattern, enough fabric for the front & binding…and enough HST paper to make your own perfect stars! The great thing about this baby kit is that there’s hardly any waste. I love that too.

If you’d like to purchase a Seeing Stars Kit, you can visit the SewModDesigns Etsy shop. Kit is $45.00 plus $5.75 shipping for US customers. International shipping rates vary.

They could be landing in your sewing room shortly!

oh boy baby quilt kit sewmod

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