Sewing baby quilts: so sweet – so speedy! (+ giveaway)


Detail-of-Strawberry-Patch-baby-quiltThe author of the popular book Cute Quilts for Kids is back with more baby quilts that are oh-sew-sweet—and easier to make than you might think!

Focusing on three quick tricks in her latest book Sew Sweet Baby Quilts, Kristin Roylance shows you how to create adorable baby quilts with huggable, tuggable details. You won’t believe you can get these cuties finished and wrapped in time for the baby shower—but Kristin’s speed-it-up plans make it possible!

With animated, tactile motifs such as buzzing bees, floating fish, and a bonus baby quilt featuring frilly flowers (get access to the pattern with your book purchase), you won’t be able to resist sewing these darling quilts for nap time, play time, snuggle time—anytime!

Kristin is a guest writer at Stitch This! today to tell us more about those three quick tricks. Welcome, Kristin!


Kristin RoylanceMy sweet Grandma pieced and hand quilted every quilt she made for her family and friends. I was lucky enough to receive many of her treasures. When I was a new quilter, I felt slightly guilty for using sewing shortcuts. But now that I have six adorable children of my own, my guilt has completely vanished. Now I look at shortcuts as a way to create even more quilts for those I love!

There are lots of ways to make baby quilts quickly and easily. Three of my favorite techniques are choosing precut fabrics, using strip piecing, and sewing with gridded fusible interfacing. These are the techniques I focused on while making quilts for Sew Sweet Baby Quilts. Each of these methods will help you create a darling quilt in less time.

Precut fabrics take the guesswork out of fabric selection. The fabrics all go together perfectly so you can enjoy a variety of prints without purchasing yardage. “Peek-a-Hoo” (5″ charm squares) and “On the Road Again” (2½" strips, or Jelly Rolls) are cute examples of using precuts.

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“Peek-a-Hoo”

On-the-Road-Again-baby-quilt
“On the Road Again”

See Kristin’s “fast-and-frilly” fat-quarter friendly baby quilt >


Strip piecing ensures accuracy and speed. It’s faster to sew a few long seams together than to piece many short seams because there’s less stopping and starting. Strip piecing makes “Sweet as Can Bee” (my favorite quilt in the book) unbelievably quick to finish.

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“Sweet as Can Bee”

See 2 more strip-pieced quilts from Sew Sweet Baby Quilts >

Gridded fusible interfacing is probably my favorite fast technique. It’s so easy that I almost feel like I’m cheating. ALMOST. Intersecting seams magically fall into place, creating perfectly matched corners. After trying this fun technique, you may never join small squares any other way! “Hook, Line, and Sinker” is an example of using gridded fusible interfacing.

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“Hook, Line, and Sinker”

Visit Kristin’s “Strawberry Patch” baby quilt too >

Which shortcut will you choose for your next baby quilt?


Sew Sweet Baby QuiltsThanks for sharing your quilts—and your tricks—with us, Kristin!

Which of Kristin’s quick tricks would you try first: piecing with precuts, sewing with strips, or fusing fabric squares? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of the Sew Sweet Baby Quilts eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Buy Sew Sweet Baby Quilts today and start sewing right away—you’ll instantly get the eBook for free! Buy both of Kristin’s books and earn free shipping in the US and Canada.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Lynn, who says:

“The quilts are SO CUTE! I want to use precuts next time. The quilts are adorable and it will cut down on my time. Thanks! Good luck everyone! :)”

Lynn, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


270 Comments

  • Gridded fusible applique

    —DebrafromMD on October 21, 2015
  • I would piece with pre-cuts. There is such a variety and very quick to put together.

    —Patricia D. Roberts on October 21, 2015
  • Fusing fabric squares.

    —Sue Perry on October 21, 2015
  • Hook, line and sinker! I just found out over the weekend that my daughter is expecting her first baby! They live in Maine near the coast and her husband is a fisherman. How perfect for them and fun for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win the e-book!
    P.S. I appreciate the fabric/ theme choices that are used in these quilts. Love the ‘gender neutrality’ of them.

    —Annie on October 21, 2015
  • I would try piecing with precuts. That owl quilt is adorable!!

    —Kay on October 21, 2015
  • Sew Sweet Baby Quilts is an appropriate name for the book as the quilts are absolutely adorable!

    —Judy Elliott on October 21, 2015
  • I have some of that gridded fusible interfacing that I got on sale for ‘someday’ Perhaps that day has come. These are darling

    —Lori on October 21, 2015
  • I like using precuts, all of the colors and prints go together without second guessing!

    —Cathy Lomnicki on October 21, 2015
  • I would love to make the "on the road again" quilt for my nephew. He’s just started crawling so this would be perfect!

    —Raven on October 21, 2015
  • All the techniques are fast and make such beautiful baby quilts, so its hard to choose just one. The book sounds amazing and the end quilts are beautiful keepsakes.

    —Anne on October 21, 2015
  • Gridded fusible interfacing sounds cool. I’d like to give it a try.

    —Jean on October 21, 2015
  • I’m sort of new to quilting and didn’t know there was such a thing as gridded fusible interfacing. Sounds very interesting….think I’d like to try that first! Please!

    —Andy on October 21, 2015
  • I think I want to try sewing with strips first. Baby quilts are my favorite quilts to make. These techniques are amazing. I want to make the strawberry pattern into placemats for my Mom…everything strawberries for her!

    —Connie G. on October 21, 2015
  • I have never heard of the Gridded fusible interfacing…. Would love to learn more about this. Thank you for a great intro to so sweet little projects.

    —Kimberly Curtis on October 21, 2015
  • sewing with strips would be awesome to learn.

    —Dawn Smolsky on October 21, 2015
  • Such cute, adorable baby quilts! The only technique listed that I haven’t used is using interfacing to fuse small squares. I need to try that one! Thanks!

    —Sara on October 21, 2015
  • They’re all great ideas, but I really want to try the fusible with grids.

    —Karen H on October 21, 2015
  • I would use Kristin’s quick tricks with precuts. I am fairly new to quilting and am still mastering a clean, straight cut so I think using precuts from time to time will bolster my esteem by giving me some success! And then to make one of those adorable patterns that Kristin has provided would be awesome! Babies are so tactile and Kristin’s quilts add that while providing whimsy to a beautiful baby blanket. Something that both baby and parents will appreciate.

    —Rohnda on October 21, 2015
  • I would make that precious owl. I LOVE owls and it looks so cute I might not be able to give it away!

    —Cassie Schwarz on October 21, 2015
  • I would love to try her piecing with pre-cuts trick

    —Kim Britton on October 21, 2015
  • I would love to try the gridded fuseable interfacing! There is a new baby on the way in our family – granddaughter number 3 – due in March – this would be a neat method I think!

    —Margaret on October 21, 2015
  • I would love to try them all, but would attempt fusing squares first.

    —Nekiert on October 21, 2015
  • All adorable, but Hook, Line, and Sinker has won my heart!

    —Carol Vickers on October 21, 2015
  • I am most likely to use strip piecing first, but I am most interested in learning about sewing with fusible squares in a baby quilt. Sounds great!

    —Lynn Miller on October 21, 2015
  • I think I will try all of the shortcuts. They make good scents when you want the project done quickly. Would be thrilled to win this book and get starts on several of the quilts.

    —Audrey on October 21, 2015
  • Sweet baby quilts! I am intrigued by the idea of using gridded fusible interfacing to piece small squares, and plan to try it.

    —Barbara on October 21, 2015
  • Such cute patterns! I would try Hook, Line, & Sinker.

    —Becky Banet on October 21, 2015
  • All these techniques look like real time savers! If I had to choose one, though, I would pick the gridded fusible interfacing for a couple of reasons. First, I have a hard time getting my corners to match! And second, I don’t like sewing with little pieces trying to get them to match up – more frustration than fun. Also, I love squares. I hope I win the book but, if not, I just might have to buy it! 🙂

    —Joy on October 21, 2015
  • Wow! What really cute baby quilts. I’d love to try Kristin’s technique for fusing fabric squares. Many thanks!

    —Becky in Georgia on October 21, 2015
  • Fusing fabric squares. It sounds so quick and easy for a novice quilter like me.
    Thank you.

    —Diane B on October 21, 2015
  • The gridded fusible interfacing sounds interesting – need to try that out. Thanks.

    —JoyceLM on October 21, 2015
  • I have a nice stash of 5″ squares and 2 1/2″ strips so a design using either would be perfect for me. I love the cute 3 D components in her quilts.

    —Elizabeth on October 21, 2015
  • Peek-a-Hoo – that Owl is just too cute

    —Kathy Luehrs on October 21, 2015
  • The gridded interfacing technique sounds intriguing. Thanks for the chance!

    —Cathy on October 21, 2015
  • Piecing with precuts sounds like a quick, fast, easy, and fun method to use for baby quilts.

    —carol on October 21, 2015
  • The tactile motifs on these quilts are so adorable and babies will love them!

    —Suzanne on October 21, 2015
  • I would probably try the strips.

    —jane on October 21, 2015
  • I’m so interested in fusing fabric squares with gridded fusible interfacing.

    —Deb M on October 21, 2015
  • I’m not familiar with the gridded fusible interfacing. I would like to try it.

    —Roberta Johnson on October 21, 2015
  • I would love to give all these quilts a go, but probably would start with strip piecing tips. Love the hexie with bees quilt.

    —Linda Mill on October 21, 2015
  • Strip piecing would be for me. Cute patterns!

    —Rose on October 21, 2015
  • Precut is of course the is the easiest but if I had the time, I would try the strip sewing first.

    —Diana Salmon on October 21, 2015
  • Hi! 🙂
    I would love to try my hand at a Strip Piecing Quilt. The Sweet As Can Bee Quilt is just adorable and I like the idea that it would be quick and easy to make. 🙂

    —Diane C on October 21, 2015
  • I love using precuts to help with fabric selection! It takes the worry out of picking cute material that coordinates and I have used jelly rolls before – so easy!

    —Amanda A on October 21, 2015
  • Strip quilting.

    —Joan on October 21, 2015
  • I would like to make a quilt using the fusing fabric squares technique.

    —Sheila on October 21, 2015
  • I would probably use strip piecing. My favorite part of her quilts are the 3-D petals, wings and feathers on the quilts!

    —Patty on October 21, 2015
  • I would use some of the precuts I have accumulated. The book looks like it has many adorable quilts in it. I would love to win it!

    —Gail on October 21, 2015
  • I am in love with all of your patterns Kristin!! I am so new to quilting that I would have to say I would probably start with "sewing with strips". I absolutely want to make my new grandson the quilt with the fish, it is so adorable. Love that they can lift the "gills", it is interactive. Keep the patterns coming!! Would love to see one with sheep….grandbaby due next year is going to have their room decorated with a theme of the sheep and would love to make a quilt for her/him!

    —Kim Kuehl on October 21, 2015
  • sewing with strips

    Flo Mihlbauer on October 21, 2015
  • With 12 great-grandchildren and more to come, I could use this book. Four of my greats are still Babis so could surprise them with new quilts for Christmas.

    —Patsy Philson on October 21, 2015
  • All the ideas sound great, I do have the "fusing fabric square" grid in my stash, and haven’t used it, this would be a fun project to try!

    —Betty on October 21, 2015
  • I love using pre cuts for baby quilts because it not only makes things faster but it gives you a variety of fabrics that go well together. I have never tried using fused squares for piecing but it would be a good technique to try. I love all the tactile elements you have used in your quilts. Looks like a great book!

    —Barbara on October 21, 2015
  • I would like to learn more about the gridded fusible interfacing technique but will probably use strip piecing for my next quilt since I have an abundance of yardage that I need to use up.

    —Kalen on October 21, 2015
  • Oh, that fish quilt is adorable! That would be the first quilt I’d make from this book.

    —Jennie on October 21, 2015
  • I am literally expecting Grandbaby # 2 any day now with "his" due date, tomorrow the 23rd! While his quilt is done, we expect more little ones and I LOVE! the fishies. Awesome!!

    —Erin on October 21, 2015
  • I have used the gridded fusible interfacing. It makes such precise looking piecing so easy to do!

    —Marcia Gilbreath on October 21, 2015
  • Since I am a novice to quilting and so afraid of making a mistake, I will try the gridded fusible interfacing. Hopefully it will help with my fears and I can get on to making lots of fun quilts. I have purchased lots of fabric and I continue to buy fabric but am afraid of cutting and piecing it. Please help!

    —K Gapski on October 21, 2015
  • I’m intrigued by the fusible grid–sounds fun!

    —Karen in Breezy Point on October 21, 2015
  • I just love the owl quilt and with it being made with pre cuts makes it so much better…

    —Bonnie on October 21, 2015
  • I would work with strips because I have a wonderful stash and I could create something totally original and matched to my niece’s nursery and style.

    (I love your site and watch for new emails.)

    —Elizabeth King on October 21, 2015
  • Gridded fusible interfacing sounds very interesting. That’s the one I’d like to try.

    —Virginia in AK on October 21, 2015
  • I’m not acquainted with fusing fabric squares. I am interested in learning something new. I’ll have to give it a try.

    Kathy on October 21, 2015
  • Am always looking for new ways to use the precuts. They are impossible to resist, but need creative ways to use them!

    Marlene Clausen on October 21, 2015
  • I made one peep-a-boo quilt and had fun doing it , these quilts are awesome love the owl,and the bee,oh l like them all!

    Donna Davies on October 21, 2015
  • If I were to win a copy of this book, I would probably try the fusible interfacing technique since I really want to make the Strawberry Patch quilt.

    —Katherine K Morvay on October 21, 2015
  • I’d love to try all the methods in Kristin’s book…new processes are always welcome!

    Gail G on October 21, 2015
  • The quilts are SO CUTE! I want to use precuts next time. The quilts are adorable and it will cut down on my time. Thanks! Good luck everyone!:)

    —Lynn F. on October 21, 2015
  • I think I’d totally try the fusing fabric squares. This is a technique I’ve not heard of and matching up corners in a "shortcut" way sounds fantastic!

    —Kimberly on October 21, 2015
  • I have used strip piecing and precuts, but gridded fusible interfacing is a new method for me. It will definitely be my next thing to try. I love making baby quilts.

    —Joan H. on October 21, 2015
  • I love pre-cuts (Peek-a-hop is too adorable) however, I would like to try fusing fabric squares. Thanks for another great giveaway! 🙂

    —Dawn Hollingsworth on October 21, 2015
  • I would love this book! The first trick I would try is fusing fabric squares. I know I would eventually try all of them.

    —Janey on October 21, 2015
  • SO CUTE! LOVE THOSE BIG DARK OWL EYES TO ATTRACT BABY EYES! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    —LINDA on October 21, 2015
  • These are so cute, I would like to try piecing with precuts!

    —Sunnie on October 21, 2015
  • I have some of each and would be anxious to try them all – but I will start with the precut charm packs.

    —Marti Morgan on October 21, 2015
  • I would try fusing fabric squares first as I have never tried that technique. The book looks delightful! I would love to have a copy of Sew Sweet Baby Quilts!

    —Susan Stanton on October 21, 2015
  • I really like the idea of the gridded fusible interfacing. Sounds like it would work great!

    —Carol Gearey on October 21, 2015
  • I would love to try sewing with strips first; then the pre-cuts. It’s really hard to choose!

    —Carol Gerlach on October 21, 2015
  • Not sure who would be more excited about receiving one of these beautiful baby quilts, the baby or maybe the MOM? I want to know more about the fusing fabric squares.

    —Gail M on October 21, 2015
  • I love the "sweet as can bee". I think that would bee my first quilt to try.

    —sharon curry on October 21, 2015
  • I would try the fusing squares. I have made little ornaments but had not thought of using those grids for something larger.

    —Kathy h on October 21, 2015
  • Love sewing with strips

    —JMC on October 21, 2015
  • I LOVE using precuts and am always excited to see a new pattern that makes use of them.

    —Daphne Clonts on October 21, 2015
  • I would use the fusing method it seems the possibilites would be fun.

    —Donna on October 21, 2015
  • Love the quilts in this book. I would like to try Fusing fabric squares first. but each technique is on my list of "want to trys". Thanks for the chance to win this! 🙂

    —Kathy Gates on October 21, 2015
  • I am planning several baby quilt tops and using strips will make it go more quickly. Loved the tips and the baby quilts used in the examples!!

    —Elaine Berry on October 21, 2015
  • I LOVE piecing with precuts! I’m making baby quilts right now and this book would be perfect for help and ideas!

    —Arliene Zeigler on October 21, 2015
  • I’d like to try the fusible gridded interfacing. Never used that before. Love your quilts! Got to make one for my future grandbaby!

    —Duane Wiley on October 21, 2015
  • I would like to learn more about fusing fabric squares. Sounds fun!

    —Kay on October 21, 2015
  • Sewing with strips, definitely.

    —Kathie R on October 21, 2015
  • I have never tried fusing fabric squares, so I would try that first.

    —Susan on October 21, 2015
  • I would use precuts. It saves times and you can make some wonderful quilts. Love all the quilts!

    —Leah on October 21, 2015
  • I have used all of these shortcuts and I love all of them. I a currently doing a quilt a long using the fusing fabric squares technique. Great idea. Yes it does feel like I’m cheating.

    —DarlaC on October 21, 2015
  • Precuts! But some patterns still have a little cutting to do and I do not mind it at all
    Love the extras in her designs for the tactile stimulation.

    —Lou Ann Peeler on October 21, 2015
  • Precursor to make that adorable owl quilt.

    —Yvonne on October 21, 2015
  • Strip piecing. Love the grabbable features on the quilts.

    —Karen on October 21, 2015
  • I like owls, strip piecing, scrappy quilts and fusible applique. Your book would be wonderful to own.

    Thanks for the give away. May I win it! 🙂

    —Valerie Clark on October 21, 2015
  • I love the quilts in this book. Hopefully I will win so that I can try out more different quilts.

    —Grisel Martinez on October 21, 2015
  • I would try the strip pieces first

    —Janet Meldrum on October 21, 2015
  • I would probably piece with pre-cuts ’cause I absolutely LOVE "Peek-A-Hoo"!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

    —Debby E on October 21, 2015
  • Definitely Peek-a-Hoo would be first.. I’m all about sensory things for little ones.. make their brains work 🙂 absolutely not busy mindless toys

    Debbie D on October 21, 2015
  • I would try the fusing method first.

    —Mary Howard on October 21, 2015
  • The Bees love it

    —Becky Whitehead on October 21, 2015
  • fusing would be my first

    —Jo on October 21, 2015
  • Love the quilts in this book! I would try piecing with precuts first.

    —Susan on October 21, 2015
  • I have been a long time user of strips and pre-cut squares so I’m looking forward to trying the gridded interfacing.

    —Shanna on October 21, 2015
  • I have never tried fusing fabric squares, but it looks very interesting. I would like to try that one.

    —Shelor on October 21, 2015
  • I would use all of them…love the baby quilts with the 3-D pieces…my favorite idea and will be trying it really soon.

    —Barbara Dolan on October 21, 2015
  • This book is definitely on my Must-Have! list. I want to know more about strip piecing. Thanks!

    —Donna Henderson on October 21, 2015
  • I’m thinking that I’ve been inspired by all the techniques but the fusible interfacing has been on my mind for a few years and I’ve been afraid to try it. This might be the time to do it. Would love the book. Such cute quilts!

    —Dotti on October 21, 2015
  • Precuts – that way I can grab a complete collection of whimsical fabrics to make adorable baby quilts.

    —Marie on October 21, 2015
  • I have a lot of precuts in my stash right now and would love to use some up in some baby quilts. What cute patterns… Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    —Debby on October 21, 2015
  • I haven’t used very many precuts before, but I have to agree that it would be a great way to make a very sweet baby quilt without having to buy yardage, so that would be the one that I would try first.

    —Bridget on October 21, 2015
  • I am in the process of gathering the fabric for a 3-cat design wall hanging using the gridded fusible interfacing technique. This should make it a stress-free project.

    —B J Kinney on October 21, 2015
  • I would do a piecing with precuts first. I love the fact that all of the fabrics go together. Such cute quilts! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Kim D. on October 21, 2015
  • O like the owl quilt. I have done strip baby quilts.

    —Sonia Afanador on October 21, 2015
  • Looks so cute definitely the strip piecing would be my first quilt but the fusible foundation would be a very close second place. I have a new grandson due in the next week and these ideas would be awesome for a couple of cute quick quilts. As they say pick me pick me!!!!

    —Joyce Scanes on October 21, 2015
  • I have done a few quilts with strip quilting and LOVE it. Gridded fusible interfacing sounds intriguing and I’d like to try that.

    —Careene on October 21, 2015
  • Fusing fabric squares!

    —Cindy on October 21, 2015
  • I use precuts right now, but would love to learn the fusible way. The patterns in this book are soooo cute.

    —Catherine Cook on October 21, 2015
  • With several new babies in the family, I would enjoy using some of my wonderful jellyrolls. I will definitely use some of the tips in this latest book. Thank you!

    —VFitz on October 21, 2015
  • I love the Owl quilt and the Fish "Hook,Line, and Sinker so I’ d try both of those techniques first.

    Carolyn on October 21, 2015
  • Oh, I would make "Peek-a-Hoo"! I looove making baby quilts! I really have no idea how many I’ve made – 30? 40? More? Who knows! Almost all of them I’ve given away – to family, friends, many to people I’ve only met once, many to people I’ve never met.
    Many have gone to charities whose goal is to save babies from being terminated, to encourage young women to bring them into this world to be loved and cherished.
    I love the fun colors, the fun prints, the joy and happiness that is wrapped up in an adorable baby quilt for an adorable baby.

    —Kathy in IN on October 21, 2015
  • I think I’d like to try the gridded fusible interfacing to piece small squares first.

    —Sandy W. on October 21, 2015
  • I’d like to do more sewing with strips.

    —Lorrie on October 21, 2015
  • I have never done the fusing with squares technique. Sounds interesting. Nevertheless, everyone of the quilts shown in this newsletter are absolutely adorable. I would love to win her book.

    —MaryAnn R. on October 21, 2015
  • The quilts are so cute! I think using precuts is what I’d try first!

    —Pat on October 21, 2015
  • I would use the strips to sew the baby quilts.

    —Catherine on October 21, 2015
  • I have not tried fusing fabric squares, so that’s what I want to try easy matched corners and matching seams sounds great!

    —JoAnnt T. on October 21, 2015
  • I love doing applique I would love to try this !! It may be something I would be buying by the box !!

    —Linda Smith on October 21, 2015
  • I love strip piecing. Helps get quilts out fast.

    —michelle on October 21, 2015
  • Strip piecing would be my choice for making a baby quilt.

    —Maureen Haynes on October 21, 2015
  • I would start with the owl, but I love all the designs. Super cute!

    —Ellen Camden on October 21, 2015
  • fusing fabric squares

    —debbie pete on October 21, 2015
  • I’d like to try the little squares as I’ve seen this technique online, but never tried it myself (I’ve been a little leary, to be honest!)

    —judys on October 21, 2015
  • Now that fusible fabric squares sounds VERY interesting!! I’ve used precuts, and have done some strip quilting, so definitely it would have to be the fusible fabric squares that I’d like to try. If I don’t win, I may have to break down and buy that book!!! 🙂

    —Vivian Oaks on October 21, 2015
  • I would do the strip piecing, I think the bee quilt is really cute!

    —Kathy Dedmore on October 21, 2015
  • I would be trying Kristin’s fusing tricks first. I am always ready to learn something in regards to my quilting and sewing. What a beautiful collection of baby quilts. These are sure to be well loved.

    —Audrey on October 21, 2015
  • I would make the Owl quilt! My nephew and his wife are expecting a daughter in February…she breaks a spell of 8 great nephews!! Owls will be the theme of her room. She joins two brothers. I made them quilts also, one a monkey theme the other baseball. All ‘greats’ receive a quilt from me and their parents received one when they got married also.

    —Beryl Hoff on October 21, 2015
  • Fusible gridded interfacing. Definitely!

    —Ashley on October 21, 2015
  • I’ve never used gridded fusible interfacing so that’s where I’d start. I’d love to make something that would stimulate children to investigate their environment.

    Marly on October 21, 2015
  • the first I’d try is sewing with strips

    —Laura Wernet on October 21, 2015
  • Strip quilting with pre cuts i want to try soon i hear its fun and easy…happyness04431@yahoo.com

    Anna Lutz-Brown on October 21, 2015
  • I can’t imagine how the "Sweet as Can Bee” strip quilt is sewn together. I would try that STRIP QUILT first.

    —Jennifer on October 21, 2015
  • I think the Hook line and sinker looks like a fun quilt to try. The grid fuseable would help.

    elr on October 21, 2015
  • I will try whatever she suggests to make the book’s cover owl quilt!

    —Marty on October 21, 2015
  • I love them all! But, I haven’t tried the gridded fusible interfacing so I would probably start there.

    —Doreen S on October 21, 2015
  • I believe it would be fusing squares or working with stripes. Like both!

    —Tanya on October 21, 2015
  • OMG i’ve just watched a tutorial on the gridded fusible interfacing – so want to give that a go. I love the owl quilt too. my daughter is into owls in a big way but she is much too old for a baby quilt! (15)

    —Suzanne Keal on October 21, 2015
  • First I would use Kristin’s sewing with strips method. Thne I would try the fusing techniques. Cute projects in the book!

    —marlene on October 21, 2015
  • I would like to do the strip piecing first, but would also like to do the fusibles.

    —Nancy Harvey on October 21, 2015
  • I would try piecing with precuts first. This sounds like a great book, thanks!

    —Karen N on October 21, 2015
  • Baby quilts are my favorite quilts to make….so much fun. In fact, I’m just starting one this weekend. The fusible fabric squares really sounds interesting. I’m all for learning something new that’s also quick!

    —Janet on October 21, 2015
  • Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! Goodness, all the designs are super cute! I’ll definitely try sewing with strips first.

    Nathalia on October 21, 2015
  • Precuts would be my choice to use first. I love the fact that the fabrics are all coordinated!

    Barb Johnson on October 21, 2015
  • I would try the precuts method first I think… something quick and easy and then I definitely want to try the fusible gridded interfacing… something new to me…
    can’t wait to see if I win this ..
    I don’t usually enter… but this one looks like something I would use over and over again
    thanks for the opportunity… Beth

    —Beth Cassel Finn on October 21, 2015
  • fusible gridded interfacing as I have yet to try it … cute quilts!

    —Tonie Peterson on October 21, 2015
  • I would try the fusible interfacing. I would love to be able to have perfectly matched corners finally 😉

    —Silke on October 21, 2015
  • Sewing with strips, I think.

    —Karen on October 21, 2015
  • I’m anxious to try the fusing fabric squares! It’s always fun to learn new techniques!

    —Claudia Twede on October 21, 2015
  • I’d try piecing with precuts.

    —Linda Webster on October 21, 2015
  • I’d like to learn more about piecing with strips!

    —amy on October 21, 2015
  • I love piecing with precuts. It gives me a scrappy look so easily.

    —Joan on October 21, 2015
  • I would love to do the grid fusible applique to start! Love the three-dimensional pieces – they add so much to the quilts!

    Susan the Farm Quilter on October 21, 2015
  • Gridded fusible is new to me….I’d love to try some on one of the quilts featured….this looks like a great book!

    —Jacque on October 21, 2015
  • I would try the fusing technique. The owl quilt is very cute!

    —Deb Claus on October 21, 2015
  • Piecing with precuts is something I’d be interested in doing first!

    —Kathy E. on October 21, 2015
  • Strip piecing! Love that happy little bee!

    —Linda B on October 21, 2015
  • I would try sewing with strips first.

    —Beth B on October 21, 2015
  • It would be fusing for me.

    —Sherry on October 21, 2015
  • Definitely piecing with precuts!

    —Nancy Lanier on October 21, 2015
  • I would like to learn more about the gridded fusible interfacing.
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    —Doris McCarty on October 21, 2015
  • Definitely Peek-a-Who…. I love it!

    —Kate on October 21, 2015
  • Piecing with precuts

    —Virginia Over on October 21, 2015
  • Piecing with precuts. I see cutting as a necessary chore. Precuts mean I can get to piecing, the part of quilting I love, a lot faster.

    —Theresa on October 21, 2015
  • I make lots of baby quilts and these are lovely. Gridded fusible interfacing is new to me so I’d like to try that.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

    —Dot on October 21, 2015
  • Fusible grids are awesome! Would love to try it again!

    —Shelly S. on October 21, 2015
  • I just love the little strawberry quilt. It would be the first one I made if I won the giveaway.

    —MaryBeth on October 21, 2015
  • I would try using the sewing with strips method, as I’ve never tried that before. cdahlgren at live dot com

    —Cindy Dahlgren on October 21, 2015
  • I like starting with jelly rolls or charm packs.

    —Mary Ann on October 21, 2015
  • I would start with using precuts. I love charm squares.

    —Judy on October 21, 2015
  • Sewing with strips

    —Hilda Krebs on October 21, 2015
  • I would try sewing with strips. Have a great day!

    —Dawn Jones on October 21, 2015
  • I love the fusing fabric squares, I am new to quilting and to be honest this information just makes sense to me. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful book.

    —kara kudro on October 21, 2015
  • I like precuts so that would be first but that owl is too sweet.

    —Chris on October 21, 2015
  • Using the fusible interfacing, then strip piecing.

    —Rivka Hamdani on October 21, 2015
  • Fusing Fabric squares is an interest of mine. I will be making a baby quilt for the New grand daughter a close friend in the new year so starting to look for design ideas.

    —ELIZAJANE on October 21, 2015
  • For speed, I would make the strip pieced road Quilt for a boy. The Owl Quilt would suit either gender and be a good choice to make before the baby’s gender is known.

    —Gloria on October 21, 2015
  • I would start with precuts…. I have lots of them to use!

    —Jeannine on October 21, 2015
  • I think I’d try the fusible gridded interfacing, since that is a technique that is new to me.

    —Lynn D in NC on October 22, 2015
  • I’d start with piecing with precuts. I really would love that book

    —Lynnette Lamance on October 22, 2015
  • I think I would make the owl quilt. I have a new grandson and this quilt
    would be perfect for him. Of course, maybe I’d change my mind after seeing all
    of the other quilts in the book.

    —June Dolly on October 22, 2015
  • I would like to try the piecing with precuts because this is a technique I have wanted to try.

    —Alesha K on October 22, 2015
  • fusible gridded interfacing, it sounds interesting!

    Tammie Schaffer on October 22, 2015
  • I love strip piecing! Would love to win the book!

    —Marla C. on October 22, 2015
  • The gridded fusible interfacing is the one I’d try, I’ve seen it used before and it’s wonderful and fast.

    —Dana Gaffney on October 22, 2015
  • I would use strips in making my quilts. There is just something about strips that calls to me. I really like 2 1/2 inch strips. Maybe, just maybe, in my former life I was a "stripper" ?????? I love that all of these quilts have something to keep those tiny hands busy.

    —Linda Taylor on October 22, 2015
  • The owl quilt is so sweet

    —gail bartels on October 22, 2015
  • I love sewing with pre-cuts! I love the 3 dimensional aspects of these quilts! So cute!

    —Diane on October 22, 2015
  • Gridded fusible interfacing sounds like a technique I’d like to try!

    —Marcia Burt on October 22, 2015
  • I would try the piecing with strips.

    —Diane on October 22, 2015
  • Haven’t done anything with strips before so I would try strip piecing first…..These baby quilts are too cute and want to try all of them…my grandson received a quilt while in the PICU for 2 weeks and I’m trying to make baby quilts to give back…

    —sandie on October 22, 2015
  • I love the Owl Quilt! I would like to try the gridded fusible interfacing. Looks so fun to make! Looks like a great book Kristin!

    —Kathy Thayer on October 22, 2015
  • Piecing with precuts.

    —Vin M on October 22, 2015
  • I will start with the bee quilt. Great colors… Go Hawkeyes!!! Now I just need a baby.

    —Jeanmarie Kollenkark on October 22, 2015
  • I would start with sewing with strips.

    —Cheryl on October 22, 2015
  • Gridded fusible interfacing! I have requests for 3 baby quilts as we speak. I need help!

    —Betty on October 22, 2015
  • I’d try piecing with pre-cuts first. I love reducing my cutting time.

    —Suzanne on October 22, 2015
  • I would love to try all of those shortcuts, but I am intrigued especially by the grid-piecing method.

    —Michele on October 22, 2015
  • I would love to try the Gridded Fusible Applique technique!! LOVE the Owl quilt…perfect for new Granbaby!! 🙂 Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way! 🙂

    —Lori Morton on October 22, 2015
  • I would try piecing with pre cuts. These quilts are also so cute x

    —Claire Ross on October 22, 2015
  • Grandbaby #2 is due for a quilt. The owl is SO cute. The fish?(they live by a lake & fish frequently).. The road? (Daddy is mechanic)… Decisions, Decisions! The strip piecing might be the quickest and then move on to the others. But have no doubt… If I win the book I WILL make them all!! Thanks for all the great ideas.

    —Jan Gervin on October 22, 2015
  • Piecing with pre-cuts! Thanks for the chance to win you give-a-way.

    —Bea on October 22, 2015
  • sewing with strips!

    —Helen Meck on October 22, 2015
  • I would try piecing with pre-cuts. The quilts are just adorable! I love the owl!!

    —Piroska on October 22, 2015
  • I would definitely attempt the strip piecing with the precuts. Wonderful designs and fabric used in the book.

    —Angela Larson on October 22, 2015
  • I would love to learn how to use precuts. It has always intimidated me.

    —Laura Gray on October 23, 2015
  • I would try using pre-cuts first. I love the "Peek-a-Hoo" quilt!

    —Mary on October 23, 2015
  • I love the quilt with the bees! The honeycomb-shaped blocks, the adorable little bees! All of the quilts are so sweet! The book is a must! Think I’ll wait and see if I can win the give-a-way first before I look to buy it!

    Kathy G. on October 23, 2015
  • These are all great quilting methods, but the grid-piecing method is the most interesting to me.

    —Rosanna Ray on October 23, 2015
  • Oh my goodness! Aren’t those baby quilts darling?! Tactile fishies & owls are perfect for exploring little fingers & mouths.
    The technique I’d like to try first would be the gridded fusible interfacing — wow! — I’m down for anything easy!
    Thank you for hosting a giveaway for this book.

    Melody on October 23, 2015
  • Hmm, decisions, decisions. I think the strip piecing would be the first technique I’d try. Perhaps it’s because the bumblebee quilt is adorable. However the owl quilt is so sweet. Hmm what’s a girl to do first.

    —Barbara Selenik on October 23, 2015
  • The fish are adorable so I’d try the Gridded Fusible Applique technique.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on October 23, 2015
  • I would try gridded fusible interfacing, closely followed by piecing with pre-cuts. Gorgeous looking quilts!!

    —Tamara on October 23, 2015
  • These are just beautiful!!! I will be welcoming my first grandson in March so these will be fun to sew!!! Thank you for sharing them with us. I think I will try fusing.

    —JENNIE on October 23, 2015
  • I’d like to try the gridded fusible interfacing. Thanks!

    —Marcy on October 23, 2015
  • I’d like to try sewing strips. These are great quilts!

    —Karen W on October 23, 2015
  • Sewing with strips. I certainly have quite a collection to use.

    —Laura on October 23, 2015
  • I’ve never tried the gridded fusible interfacing before. Sounds like a great idea to try.

    —Cindy Schultz on October 23, 2015
  • Oh, my goodness! I love strip piecing and precut fabrics; sometimes it’s just nice to sit down & sew! Thank you for the opportunity to win the baby quilt book; I do a fair amount of stitching for sw Missouri. pj stitches!

    —Paulette Bergman on October 23, 2015
  • Definitely precuts – sounds so fun!

    Pamela on October 23, 2015
  • Fusing fabric squares. The owl is soooo cute

    —Nancy Magee on October 23, 2015
  • I would like to try the strip-piecing method. Not to be a party-pooper, but shouldn’t buttons only be used on quilts for older children?

    Hi Linda, Kristin does address the buttons in her book, saying, "If the quilt is for a small child, prevent any possible choking hazard by using appliqués instead of buttons for the hubcaps. Instead, make two yellow solid hubcaps for the turquoise car and two green solid hubcaps for the orange car." You’re not a party-pooper at all, just looking out for the little ones. Thanks for your question! –Jenny

    —Linda Towers on October 23, 2015
  • I would have to say pre-cuts. What would be new would be the grid sewing. The book looks great.

    —sew happy on October 23, 2015
  • Piecing with pre-cuts, saves time and I like the coordinated colors.

    —Susan on October 23, 2015
  • Fusing fabric squares – great idea!!!

    —Allison CB on October 23, 2015
  • I love all the techniques. We actually just talked about this applique method, putting it over a pieced quilt for our Just For You quilt project, we donate quilts to our Children’s hospital. This really makes an interesting and cute quilt

    Kathleen on October 23, 2015
  • I’d have to do the adorable owl with charm packs first!

    —ej on October 23, 2015
  • I’m definitely going to try the gridded fusible interfacing for my next baby quilt. Great Idea!

    —Donna on October 23, 2015
  • Fusing fabric squares seems like a great tip.

    —Cindy S on October 23, 2015
  • I would love to try any of these quilts. I think it is very educational for little ones to be able to wiggle parts on a quilt. It gets their curiosity up and also helps with co-ordination. Great Idea. I also do charity quilts & think this would be a great idea to try on the little ones.

    —Gloria Curry on October 23, 2015
  • I would like to try Hook Line and Sinker as well as Peek a Hoo. Haven’t used the gridded fusible so I would like to try that too!

    —Sherry Fram on October 23, 2015
  • well, since I have already pieced with precuts, sewn with strips, I’d have to try the gridded interfacing.

    —Madeline on October 23, 2015
  • Strip piecing sounds fun and easy!

    —Marian on October 23, 2015
  • Fusing would be my choice. I just love this book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Renea on October 23, 2015
  • All the patterns look cute. I need to use up some precuts, so that is where I would begin. No buttons on baby quilts.

    —Linda Christianson on October 23, 2015
  • I would like to try the fusible grid – I am finishing, finally, a baby quilt with over 1200 pieces. Never again. I do sewing for a special needs school and I like the tactile additions to the quilts.

    —Terry on October 23, 2015
  • I would try sewing with strips I think.

    —tac on October 23, 2015
  • Love the fish and the owl quilts. Also like that they have tactile lift up pieces.

    —Judy Valentino on October 23, 2015
  • Precuts. The owl is adorable.

    —Margaret on October 23, 2015
  • I have a new granddaughter on the way! Fusible blocks sounds interesting! Would love to try it for my new baby girl!

    —karen on October 23, 2015
  • I love working with precuts because you can right into sewing with just a few selections and cuts. These patterns are adorable. Babies would love the 3-D effects.

    —Janet in ND on October 23, 2015
  • Oh, who wouldn’t just love to make any of the six of these quilts..Me! Me! Me! :-}

    —Shirley on October 23, 2015
  • I would like to learn gridded fusible interfacing.

    —Dorothy on October 23, 2015
  • I’d begin with a charm pack and make the owl. He is so cute!

    —Linda on October 24, 2015
  • Looks like a fun book! Definitely gets put on my wishlist.

    KaHolly on October 24, 2015
  • Precuts! It "seams" the time consuming tasks of choosing fabric and cutting it up is all done. Pick your pattern and your precut and start sewing!

    —Pauls on October 24, 2015
  • I’d sew the owl using a charm pack. He is so cute. I think my grandchildren would love the feather flaps.

    —Linda on October 24, 2015
  • I would like to try piecing with precuts. I like the idea of no guesswork. Thank you for this giveaway.

    —Virginia Bronner on October 24, 2015
  • Hi there,
    I’d like to try sewing with strips…I don’t have great luck with that as I find sewing looong strips of fabric together gets boring really fast!
    Thanks!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline

    Jacqueline VH on October 24, 2015
  • I would go for the strip piecing to use up the fabric I already have. Love the bee quilt!

    —Cindy on October 24, 2015
  • I love the quilts in this book as I’m looking for innovative ideas for my new granddaughters. I would like to try using the interfacing technique.

    carol on October 24, 2015
  • I love the 3-d features on these quilts. So much fun! All the time saving techniques are great. Using gridded interfacing is something I hadn’t thought of. I appreciate any tips that save time and make my piecing more accurate.
    However, I have to say my favorite tip is to use precuts. Not only do they save time, they are so much fun to buy and really reduce waste.

    —Kathy Renz on October 25, 2015
  • I would love to try the Sew as Can Bee , strip piecing, I have never tried strip piecing and this is and absolute adorable quilt I would love to try. They are all so nice I would love to try them all so have a stash of baby quilts on hand for showers.

    Leona Williams on October 25, 2015
  • I would start with the precuts and work my way to the other adorable quilts…

    —Mary on October 25, 2015
  • I would strip piece "Sweet As Can Be" for my granddaughter. It’s so cute and perfect for us since my husband is a bee keeper’

    —Renee Welton on October 25, 2015
  • I want to try sewing with strips

    Carmen N on October 26, 2015
  • I like the idea of using precuts!

    —Christa Dunn on October 26, 2015
  • I’d love to try fusing fabric squares 🙂

    —Katy M on October 27, 2015
  • The bee quilt is so cute so I’d probably start there with strip piecing.

    —Sandi Martin on October 28, 2015

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