Soft n Snuggly Baby Quilt Tutorial

Soft N Snuggly Baby Quilt - strips of different types and textures of fabric sewn together to make it extra tactile for a baby.

One of my favorite baby quilts to make is the one from my Soft n Snuggly Baby Quilt tutorial.  It pieces together quickly and is a great way to use up some of your scraps.   A friend of mine is expecting a new baby girl and I thought it would be the prefect opportunity to make another one of these quilts. The quilt is designed to have many different textures for a baby to feel.  There is flannel, minke, chenille and cotton.    I just cut each fabric into strips anywhere from 4″ – 8″ wide and pieced them together in random order.  To finish it off I added satin blanket binding around the edges.  Satin binding is not my favorite, since I have a hard time getting it to lay flat, but I think the texture that it adds to the quilt makes it worth it. After a good washing the blanket comes out soft and super textured.  One thing to note, since each of these fabrics shrinks at a different % the quilt is not going to be 100% perfect,  but thats not really the point of a quilt like this if you ask me. You can find a full tutorial on how to make this quilt, along with photos of another one I made (for more ideas if you want)….. here

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Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. Jennifer says

    Beautiful! Could you please tell me the name of the fabric that features the children on it? I love it!

  2. Gaylyn says

    I love the children marching with balloons fabric. I’ve searched and can’t find it. Do you happen to remember who the designer/brand was? Thanks!!


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