Patterns given here are especially designed to meet the requirements of
a Preemie Quilt for use in a Special Care Nursery. When baby is discharged
from hospital, the quilt goes home with the family.
Please use 100% cotton fabrics for top
and flannellette for backing.
DO NOT USE MONOFILAMENT THREAD
DO NOT "TIE" THE QUILT
You will need....
Fabric A - .8 m (.4
for blocks, .4 for border)
Fabric B - .7 m (.4 for blocks, .3
Fabric C - .4 m (.4 for blocks)
Fabric suggestion - colourful juvenile/animal-face prints
Quick Strip-piece as follows.
From each of your A,
B, and C fabrics, cut 4 strips 2 ½ " wide by width of fabric (approx
Sew a strip A to a strip B, and then add C strip. Make 4 sets. Press
seams in same direction of each set.
Rotary cut into 6 ½ " pieces,
need 25 blocks.
Now, arrange the blocks and refer to the picture to create
"rail" pattern, 5 blocks across and 5 blocks down.
Stitch the 5 rows, and
stitch the columns.
Unit should now measure 30 ½ "
Cut 4 strips of fabric A 3 ½ " wide x
30 ½ " long.
Cut 4 setting blocks 3 ½ " square, (from any of
the left-over pieces).
Sew 1 border strip to top of quilt and 1 border
strip to bottom of quilt.
Sew a setting square to each end of remaining
border strips, and stitch to sides of quilt.
batting and backing.
Machine quilt and bind in usual way.
||If using up scraps from your stash, substitute A, B,
and C to light, med, and dark values.
From each of your A, B, and C
fabrics, or values, you will need 25 pieces cut 2 ½ " wide x 6 ½
" long. Arrange as in picture.