Pattern for Baby Pram or Capsule Cover.
For each block you will need -
For picture fussy cut middle square:
4 x 2.5 inch square fussy cut pieces.
For first border:
4 x 13” cut 1.5” wide of four different coloured homespun or plain coloured fabric
For second border:
20” x 2.5” wide. For each block.
I used a Layer Cake and cut into strips so they were 10” x 2.5” this means you use two for each square.
But of course you can cut it from any fabric and it worked well to have two strips 10” x 2.5” for each block.
If you would like to add interest – On the third square I used a different fabric on the second border sides. This will need around 9” of fabric of course 2.5” wide.
To join together you will need 32” cut 1.5” wide.
For the outer sashing you will need 74” x 2.5” wide.
I never cut exact to the measurements with this type of quilt, I just sew and trim. Then press. I find that it works out well and I suppose it is because I am basically looking for the short cuts with a quality outcome.
Backing and Batting:
You will need 20” x 20” for each.
Constructing the blocks:
To sew the blocks start by making sure you have your fussy cut the right way up, and then sew a 1.5” border piece on each side of the square. Press the seams inward.
Then sew the border to the top and bottom of the square.
Trim the seams and press.
Add the outer border, by sewing to the sides first as you did with the first one. Then do the top and the bottom of the block.
Trim and press the seams and repeat on the four other squares.
Then cut all blocks to 8” square.
Sew the 1.5” border to the bottom of block one, Press. Then
Join block one to block three and then press and repeat with block two and block four.
Trim and press all seams.
Sew your border down the right side of blocks one and three, Press then Join the first double block to the second one from top to bottom making sure that the blocks are sitting straight along the top and matching each other.
Sew your 2.5” border around the four blocks.
Sandwich with your batting and backing fabric and quilt.
I always cut my binding 2.5” wide and double it for strength.