I Spy Quilt Tutorial

Make a quick and easy I-Spy Quilt for a new baby or child. Makes a great playtime gift or sofa cuddle quilt! This free pattern uses simple raw edge applique using beginner Free Motion Quilting.

Materials Needed –  I Spy Baby Quilt

– High Loft Polyester Batting – White or low-volume background fabric – Backing Fabric – Various scraps of fabric with pictures – Pinking Shears

Cut or piece your Background Fabric

I used two white-on-white fabric remnants and pieced them to make the total size of my background fabric. I cut it large so I could trim it later.

Using your pinking shears cut out various images to play I Spy with. I use pinking shears to reduce fraying on the edges of the scraps. 

Cut out your I Spy images

You can use any kind of lightweight double-sided fusible product to prepare your I Spy Images for attaching to your quilt.

Fuse Heat n’ Bond to the back of your I Spy images

Baste your Background Fabric to your Batting

Okay this part might feel a bit strange but what I did next was to baste just the background fabric to the batting no backing fabric yet!

Next is one of the fun parts! You get to sit with your quilt top and play around with where to place your images.

Decide on Your I Spy Image layout

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