Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Sewing Studio - Asbury Cheater Baby Quilts Tutorial & Give-A-Way!!!

I was super excited to be asked by Andover to write a little tutorial using Thomas Knauer  new fabric line Asbury and knew exactly what I'd love to share with you!!  Thomas has created a few ADORABLE cheater prints that I just LOVE and why do I love them... you ask??!!  Because YOU can make simple, quick projects from them without them looking too busy!!

Thus, I give you the Asbury Cheater Baby Quilts!!
Super Simple, but completely adorable!! 

41" X 52"

Supplies:
1.5 yds of Cheater A
1.5 yds of Cheater B
1.5 yds Batting (you'll have extra)
Thread/ Turning Tool/ Scissors/ Rotary Blade/ Ruler




First cut the selvages off using your Rotary cutter and ruler.  Then square up your 2 cheater print.


Lay Cheater A print onto the batting right side up.  Next lay Cheater B print wrong side up onto Cheater A.  Smooth out any wrinkles and pin together the quilt sandwich.




Starting in the middle of the bottom edge of the quilt, start sewing with a 1/2" seam allowance around the perminder using Cheater B as your edge guide.  Remember to backstitch at the beginning and the end of the seam.  Leave a 6 inch opening by the close of the seam.


Trim any extra batting away from the sewn quilt sandwich and snip the corners to give the quilt nice, crisp corners.  


Then simply turn the quilt inside out through the 6 inch opening and push your corners out with the turning tool.  Press the edges.  Using an invisible stitch, hand sew the 6 inch opening closed. 


Here's the fun part!  Using the Cheater print as the guide and selecting a decorative stitch that you like with the fabric, simply machine tie the quilt together!!  Easy Peasy!!




That's it!!..  In under an hour you'll have a lovely and useful Baby Quilt!!  Now you'll never have an excuse to purchase those nasty store bought ones, if you're running out of time and need an adorable baby gift!!  Hahaha...  In fact, I'll be mailing off the blue one to little Colton to make lots baby messes on!!





Now let's have some fun!!  For the Give-A-Way... Andover has generously give me 20 Charm Packs of Asbury to give 5 lucky winners!!  It's my personal opinion that one needs 4 Charms packs to do anything worth a damn, so it's party time!!

Leave a comment here to earn an entry!
and if you "Like" Andover Fabrics Facebook Page... You can Enter again!!
I'll leave this Give-A-Way open until February 15th 9:00pm PST!!

Have fun kids and I hope you enjoy this tutorial & adorable fabrics!!


139 comments:

  1. totally in love with the bright colors on those quilts! beautiful, nice work. Thank's for the chance to win! nice day to you

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  2. The bright colours are just what is needed on a grey February day. Thanks for the giveaway

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  3. Loving these prints and such a great last minute project!

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  4. Loving these fabrics! Lovely and summery!

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  5. I "like" Andover Fabrics on Facebook page. Just love their fabric as well as their talented designers.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobl.net

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  6. You just came up with the cutest and clever baby quilt. I will obviously need 4 charm packs of Asbury in order to do this right and to make it worth a damn. So, thank you for giving all of your followers a chance to win these fun charm packs.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  7. Lucky baby to have such fun colors in a quilt.

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  8. Cute quilt and thanks for the chance at a giveaway

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  9. Great fabrics. Lovely Giveaway. Linda on tavjonuk@yahoo.com

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  10. What fun colors! Thank you for the chance!

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  11. Cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I like Andover Fabrics on Facebook

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  13. I love those new fabrics! How cute! And you're right about charm packs too! Cheers!

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  14. Love a quick baby gift! Thanks!

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  15. These new fabrics are adorable! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  16. I have been trying to get my younger sister to quilt, I think I will start her with this and then on to bigger things. Would love to win the charm packs. jmkinshella@gmail.com

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  17. The fabric is wonderful and bright. I love it. Thanks for the chance to win

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  18. Love it. I have just joined your blog today so whoopee hope I win.

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  19. Love this idea! So quick and easy!

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  20. Love this fun quilt! Would make any baby proud! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway:)

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  21. Sometimes it's nice to have something finished quick. Fun fabrics. Thanks for the chance!

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  22. These are such a quick and special gift for the many babies on the way!

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  23. These are such quick and special quilts for friends who are expecting!

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  24. That is a great tutorial and would be perfect especially for charity quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. First - LOVE the quilts you made :) Second - I'd like some charm packs!

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  26. Amen to your comment about charm packs. Especially if they're not Moda- WTH am I supposed to do with 22 5" squares?

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  27. Great give away. I could use a charm pack or two!

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  28. Fabulous colours!
    Count me in please!

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  29. So cute!!! This collection is really beautiful. Cheater print and the fabric you use on the back of the quilt are my faves.
    Thank you so much for this chance to win:)

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  30. These fabrics are b-e-a-utiful! thanks for the giveaway!
    sniggih@xplornet.com

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  31. What a fun idea for a great quilt. I wish I had a couple of cheater prints right now, I have a show to go to tomorrow. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway, I love charm packs.

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  32. Love the colours - and I LOVE cheater prints. Must use them more often!

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  33. I would love to have this.. Lots of babies in our family lately.

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  34. Yay! What a great idea for an easy gift!

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  35. This is such a fun, bright and cheerful fabric line!!! Wow! What I could do with 4 charm packs!!! This would be an incredible win!! Thanks for the chance!

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  36. Ain't that the truth about charm packs! LOVE LOVE LOVE the fabric!

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  37. I love it! Although I prefer adding a pocket for easy transport.

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  38. Love it! I like to add a pocket for a pillow use as well.

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  39. Love the fabric and thanks for a chance on winning a great giveaway.

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  40. Love your quilt - I love bright fabrics! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  41. I like Andover Fabrics on FB (Deborah Gunthorpe)

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  42. Love the fabric. Can't wait to see some quilts made of the fabric.

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  43. So Bright and Cheery - how fun!!

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  44. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!

    Jen L
    Jen at toddleita dot com

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  45. Thanks for the tutorial.. loved it! Thanks for the chance to win the charm packs too!

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  46. I went to Facebook and liked Andover Fabrics too. Thanks again!

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  47. I think this is going to become my go to pattern for new babies, so simple and effective. Thanks for sharing.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  48. I follow Andover Fabrics on FB.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  49. This is my new favorite fabric! Especially those soft serve cones!

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  50. Love Asbury! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. I "liked" Andover on fb too. Fantastic fabrics!

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  52. Cute and quick baby gifts. Love it!

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  53. Can't wait to try a cheater print quilt. Even better I have three soon to be new moms....perfect gift idea.

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  54. I love cheater prints for easy gifts!

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  55. What fun fabric - I would love to win. The colors and patterns are great! Thanks for the chance!

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  56. Great colours! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. I liked Andover fabrics on Facebook.

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  58. The fabric is wonderful! It would make a fabulous children's quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  59. I already like Andover Fabrics on FB.

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  60. Your quilt came out so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. A cheater print makes a nice gift once in awhile doesn't it? Yay for easy sometimes. :)

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  62. Love these! Would make perfect baby gifts for sure.

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  63. I would love so much to win these! Thanks for the chance!

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  64. I like Andover fabrics on facebook

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  65. What a great print to make a fun little quilt!

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  66. Woohoo.....how fun and easy it that!!!!! I need to do this!!!!!

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  67. I love the fabrics and I would love to make a cheater quilt out of them.

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  68. Love this idea = beautiful fabric.

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  69. I love these colours & such an easy quilt. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  70. Pretty colors! I really like the baby quilts you made, so cute and easy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. I already like Andover on Facebook.

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  72. Gorgeous colors and such a fun project! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  73. I like the Andover Fabrics Facebook page, too.

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  74. What a cute quilt. great giveaway.

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  75. I love these fabrics! I could so make something wonderful with the charm packs. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. Thomas always has a fun collection. Cheater sheets are excellent for quick projects. I love them for backings.

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  77. That's adorable! Great use of panels, and really fun prints.

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  78. I like Andover on FB, and I'm very excited about the generous prize. Super!

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  79. Yay for cheater prints! The quilts look beautiful and bright- thanks for the chance in the giveaway :)

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  80. I very much like Andover, especially on FB!

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  81. I like Andover Fabrics on Facebook! awolk at rogers dot com

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  82. I love quick and stunning projects, thanks for the wonderful tutorial! awolk at rogers dot com

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  83. I have lots of new grandbabies thanks for the tip and the Splash of Color

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  84. What a great project! Thanks for the chance to win this cute fabric.

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  85. Nice quilt ! thanks for the chance to win !

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  86. I like andover fabrics on Facebook (florence Lesage)

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  87. Cute cute cute! And EASY! Thanks!

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  88. How cool is that!

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  89. I like Andover Fabrics on FB.

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  90. glad i can still enter. thank you for the chance

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  91. Wow how easy! and the prints are darling

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  92. That ice print is my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. Like the way you put the blanket together,so did you sew the
    blanket or bar tack to hold the three pieces together?

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  94. How fun and easy is that and in such great colors for a cold Iowa February! Thanks for sharing.

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