Fat Quarter Technique: "T" Baby Quilt

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 32"x32"


  • Cotton print fabrics, four fat quarters
  • Cotton print fabric (backing), 1 yd.
  • White pre-gathered eyelet lace, 3-3/4 yds.


  • Warm & White needled cotton batting
  • White sewing thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Lucite ruler
  • Straight pins
  • Iron and pressing board
  • 1. Using Fig. 1 as guide, cut eight 2-1/2" wide strips from each of the fat quarters.

    Figs. 1-4
  • 2. Using Fig. 2 as guide, sew strips together in pairs, joining same color fabrics for each of the pairs.

    Figs. 1-4
  • 3. Cut each pair into two 8-1/2"-long strips (Fig. 3). Sew pairs together in two different ways to make 8-1/2" blocks. (Note: Refer to A and B blocks on Fig. 4, making eight blocks of A and eight blocks of B for sixteen total blocks.)

    Figs. 1-4
  • 4. Sew blocks together in four horizontal rows with four blocks in each row, alternating blocks, then sew horizontal rows together (Fig. 4). Quilt front is complete.

    Figs. 1-4
  • 5. Cut batting and backing same size as quilt front. Baste batting to back of quilt front. Sew lace around quilt front, 1/4" from edge, beginning and ending in a corner. Sew ends of lace together.
  • 6. Sew quilt front to back with right sides facing, along lace stitching, leaving 10" opening along one side for turning. Trim seam at corners to eliminate excess bulk. Turn quilt right side out through opening. Hand sew opening closed.
  • 7. Sew diagonal lines through corners of quilt blocks to hold batting and fabric layers together. To do this, lay quilt flat, then place a piece of masking tape diagonally across blocks. (Note: Edge of tape should run through corners.) Place pins on both sides of tape, but not too close to tape. Machine sew straight stitch close to edge of tape. Remove tape and pins.
  • Note
  • 1. Sew all seams 1/4" from edges with right sides together, pinning and pressing as needed.