Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Simple Recipe

Here's a recipe for a very simple baby quilt.

Begin with ONE very cute fat quarter.
Divide the fat quarter into FOUR equal parts.
My four pieces were 9"x10".


Add a dash of 2 1/2" strips.
Any length.

Finish with a 6" border on the top and bottom.
This is called ...
The lazy man's way to a longer quilt. ;)

THIS my friends....
Is the secret ingredient!
Men's shirts.
STRIPED!

Add a backing. Quilt and bind.

Very simple.
Very effective.
V-e-r-y Cuddly!

Linking up with Sarah and AmandaJean this week!

25 comments:

  1. Very cute, and quick. Thanks for the directions.

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  2. I love your sweet cuddle quilt idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Too cute!!! I am collecting men's shirts too and plan to make a neutrals quilts from them. Now you've given me a new idea for my newest grandson! Yippee Skippee!!!!

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  4. Your full of simple but great ideas! It's beautiful!

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  5. Wow, another great idea; I appreciate the ingredients!

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  6. i think i might have to make one of these...i love the addition of the mens shirt fabrics

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  7. This is very cool pattern. I did a quick estimate and I come up with a quilt that measures 36 ish by 50 ish. Is that correct? That's a great size for such a little bit of work. Another great idea. Thanks

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  8. And very cute!
    Thanks for sharing such a great recipe and sharing your secret ingredient.

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  9. That's a great idea! I've got some really cute "zoo" fabric. I think I'll incorporate that into the next baby's quilt. (I've got a new grand (#8) on the way.) It'll make a fun little quilt that is non-gender and I won't have to worry about the color. Thanks for showing yours. (Isn't the Blogging Community great. Mine won't look anything like yours, but your idea sparked mine.)
    Hugs!!

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  10. That is a simple and cute quilt. I like your focus fabric. One could do just about anything baby-themed with this and it would turn out so cute.

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  11. Looks yummy and like something I'd enjoy cooking up. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Very very cute - and I love using men's shirts in my quilts! My poor hubby has to put up with me eyeing (and stroking) his shirts as I consider how much longer he might wear it before I can get my hands on it to cut up......

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  13. Sweet!
    I now buy shirts for my husband with an eye towards using them
    in future quilts, shhhhh don't tell him :0)

    Happy Sewing

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  14. You are THE BEST, Beth!! I love this baby quilt and I am going to make one too. :) Thank you for sharing so freely with us.

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  15. I love that you added men's shirts. One of my favorite secret ingredients as well!!

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  16. That's very nice - and I've been wanting to make a quilt from men's shirts.

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  17. Oh so cute! Great idea with the shirts.

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  18. Cuddly baby quilts are the best kind! Great finish!

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  19. Oh man, that's so cute! I just spent all week on a baby quilt, and I'm loving this! I'll keep my eyes peels for men's shirts at goodwill :-)

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  20. The fabrics went well together Whoop! Whoop!

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  21. Love the quilt!
    Great for big pattern fabric!

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  22. Such a cute focus fabric! And what calm colors. Adorable.

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  23. Adorable!! I love that animal print, and the shirt colors worked so perfectly. What a great little quilt!

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