Making it up as I go along

I decided to make a taggie as a baby gift for a newborn little guy.  I’ve never done this before, but I figured, ‘how hard can it be?’

Turns out it wasn’t hard at all, and it came together really quickly.  The only thing I have left to do is hand sew the edge where I turned it right-side-out and then I’m done.  But because I avoid hand sewing at all costs, it could be a while!

It’s quite wrinkled from the traumatic turning it right-side out ordeal, but I can’t press it because the back is cuddle fabric with the dots….if I press it, doesn’t it ruin the dots?

And…if I had it to do over again, I would have done the sashing thinner, or maybe not at all.  It’s a little too wide for my taste here, but I didn’t want to rip & re-do.  The baby won’t mind!


I used Riley Blake Zoofari leftovers from another baby quilt I made last week.  That’s a super-secret project that I can’t post about just yet, so sssshhhhhhh!

I’m linking up to Finish it Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts.


About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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9 Responses to Making it up as I go along

  1. Michelle E says:

    This is so cute! Hand sew-shmand-sew 😉 I’d just machine stitch that whole thing 1/4 from the edge and call it quilting! And wash/dry to get out the wrinkles. I’ve used the cuddly dots on a baby quilt before, but I can’t remember if I pressed it at any time… nervous about those dots! You are awesome… I can’t believe you have the time to do all these projects and work and parent and… You spur me on!

    • msminnesota says:

      Hey Michelle! Thanks for popping by. I need to sew the little opening shut where I turned it inside out, then I think I’ll zip a little seam all the way around like you suggested. One of these days…

  2. I would just smooth it out and top stitch all the way around like Michelle E suggests. I’m not one for hand sewing either but if something needs hand sewing I go to my mom, she’s a pro at it!

  3. Gretchen K says:

    Sewing it a 1/4 from the edge was my suggestion too! The sashing is perfect. If it would have been thinner, you wouldn’t be able to see the cute animals!

    • msminnesota says:

      True about a thinner sashing. And really…..nobody’s more critical of our projects than we are! ‘Twas fun to hang out and drink wine and quilt with you on Sunday! Let’s do it again in a couple of weeks! 😉

  4. mindingmomma says:

    cute project

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