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GO! Baby Tutorial: Scattered Flowers Baby Quilt

August 2, 2011

I'm so excited to debut my FIRST Quilt Tutorial- woo hoo!  The sweet folks at AccuQuilt sent me a GO! Baby Fabric Cutter, along with three GO! dies (I had such a hard time choosing, and am so happy with my decision to select the diamonds, circles, and strips).

I really can't say enough nice things about my experience with the GO! Baby, as I found the cuts to be precise, super fast, and safe!  I've never been a fan of the cutting phase of quilts, thus using the GO! Baby to reduce the time I spend at my cutting table is time I can spend doing other things that make me happy!  :)

Today's Scattered Flowers Baby Quilt Tutorial will feature AccuQuilt's Circle and 2.5" Strip die...I hope you love the quilt as much as I do!  :)

(Finished quilt measures approximately 36" x 36") 
  • Coordinating Fabrics for Stripes (7 total): 1/3 yard each
  • Backing: 1 1/8 yard (I used the same fabric for the Backing and one of the Stripes.  If you choose to go the same route, you will need 1 1/2 yards for Backing/Stripe and 6 Coordinating Fabrics for the Stripes.)
  • Quilt Batting: 1 1/8 yard
  • Large Ric Rac (11/16"): 5/8 yard each (5 colors to coordinate with Strip Fabrics)
  • Heat n' Bond Lite (Sewable)
  • Fray Check

1.  From the seven Stripe Fabrics, cut an assortment of strips (varying in widths x +/- 37" in long).  Note, when cutting the strips, fold the fabric in half as shown below, and cut at +/- 18.5".  


The large piece will be used for the stripes and the binding, the remaining rectangle +/- 5.5" x 12" will be used for the circles.  I cut my strips as follows:
     #1= 2"           #6= 2.5"        #11= 3.75"      #16= 2.25"
     #2= 4.25"       #7= 2"           #12= 3"          #17" 1.75"
     #3= 1.5"         #8= 1.5"        #13= 2.5"       #18= 4"
     #4= 2.25"       #9= 4"           #14= 1.75"
     #5= 1.5"        #10= 2.5"      #15= 2"

2.  After cutting the stripes, use the remaining fabric and cut five 2.5" strips of fabric for the binding.  I used the GO! Baby 2.5" Strip Cutter die to cut my binding, and it was SO quick! 

3.  Roll five of the leftover stripe fabrics, designated for the circles (see photo from step #1), through the GO! Baby Fabric Cutter, using the Circle die (2", 3", and 5").

4.  Roll the Heat n' Bond Lite (sewable) through the GO! Baby Fabric Cutter, using the Circle die.  Per the Heat n' Bond directions, adhere the Heat n' Bond to the wrong side of the small and medium circles.  Set the large circles aside.

5.  Layout the stripes as desired, and with a 1/4" seam allowance sew the stripes, right sides together.  Press the seams towards the darker fabric.

6.  Sandwich the quilt batting between the wrong sides of the quilt top and backing.  Quilt as desired.  (I used a large zig zag stitch, every third row).

7.  Place the circles (small and medium) on the quilt, as desired.  Remove the Heat n' Bond backing from each circle, and iron in place.  Appliqué circles as desired.  (I used a zig zag stitch around each circle).

8.  For the large circles, pin the large ric rac around the circle.  Trim the ric rac and Fray Check both cut ends.  On the wrong side of the fabric, center and iron on the Heat n' Bond (carefully, making sure to not melt the ric rac!).  Remove pins and repeat with remaining large circles.

9.  With the large circles, repeat step #7.

10.  Square up the quit, as needed.

11.  For the binding, piece the 5 strips by placing the fabric right sides together, perpendicular to each other, and sew across the two strips at a 45 degree angle.  Trim excess fabric at 1/4" and press seam open.

12.  With wrong sides together, press the binding in half.  With a 3/8" seam allowance, sew the raw edge of the binding to the quilt top, leaving a +/- 6" tail from the start of the binding.  When approaching the corners, make sure to stop 1/4” from the corner, lift your needle and presser foot and fold the binding up onto itself.  Fold the binding down again, aligning the raw edges and resume stitching.

13.  When approaching the start of the binding, with right sides together, stitch the end of the binding to the tail of the binding (from Step #11).  Finish sewing the raw edge of the binding to the quilt top.

14.  Fold over the binding to the back of the quilt and hand or machine stitch the binding in place, making sure to neatly miter the corners.          

I'm loving the stitching details on the back of the quilt!

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P.S.- Before I sign off, I want to give a 'thank you' shout out to my Momma, as she is always helping behind the scenes.  She knows exactly when I need to be pushed, and I am forever grateful for her!  Thanks, Mom!!!  :)


  1. Oh my goodness sakes, girlfriend - you out did yourself!!! Cute, cute, cute!!!
    Hooray for you!!!

  2. Good looking quilt. Colors pop, would be great for a newborn.

    Warm and alluring.

  3. Very nice! You have such an awesome, God given talent for design.

  4. How did you get so lucky? I'd love one of these!! Your tutorial is awesome. I love the ric rac around the circles. It looks great!

  5. This is adorable! I love the polka dots on top! Very clever.

  6. Oh, I am so jealous... I so would have picked the circle die too. Your quilt is absolutely adorable! Loving it sooo much.

  7. you are crazy talented. love this design and the colors are so FUN!
    (hooray for mamas!!)

  8. VERY cute! I've been dying to make a like this!

  9. I'm not sure about that, I think I may just love this one more than you do!!!! :)


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