Thursday, June 4, 2009

Binky Brigade Tutorial

Start with two 16x16 inch pieces of fabric and one 16x16 inch square of batting. I used a cute baby print and cotton batting.

Layer the three layers in order, batting first and fabric right sides together on top of batting. Sew around edges leaving a 4 inch space for turning. I used a half inch seam allowance for this step.

Turn quilt sandwich inside out making sure all corners are turned evenly.

Pin opening closed, this is why I used a half inch seam allowance, makes turning the opening easier and it catches in the top stitching better.

Press the quilt after pinning the opening closed.

Pin whole quilt after pressing flat.

Top stitch around the quilt. I used 1/4 inch seam allowance on this part. I like this size because then I am sure to have the opening sewn over so there is no hand stitching involved to close the opening.

I then quilted a big x across the quilt.

I made 3 binkies in 45 minutes!!!

All ready to mail to the Binky Brigade! Send finished quilts to the

1 comment:

Unity in Decatur said...

My guild, Helpful Friends, has a large number of Binky Brigade quilts completed, but with their site down, we don't know where to ship them. Do you have the actual mailing address? We're in Jonesboro, GA