Strip and Flip Baby Quilt Tutorial
Good Morning! It’s time for me to share another really easy baby quilt tutorial. I found this on Allison’s website called Cluck, Cluck, Sew. She did not make this with a jelly roll but it would certainly be jelly roll friendly. Easy peasy.
Allison called this quilt Strip and Flip because you sew the strips together, cut them apart, flip one section and sew it back together. Strip-Flip. Easy, huh?! Here is what Allison suggests for a baby quilt that is approximately 36″ x 41″ in size:
The colored strips are 2″ and the white strips 1.5″ by the width of fabric (WOF). Now, it would be just as easy to use a jelly roll that is 2.5″ wide instead – it would make it just a little longer. Instead of 41″ in length (27 x 2″ = 54″ minus seam allowance .5″ x 26) it would end up 54.5″ in length (27 x 2.5″ = 67.5″ minus seam allowance of .5″ x 26) which you may not consider just a “little” longer. You decide – cut your own strips or use a jelly roll.
One other difference if you use a jelly roll would/could also be the width. Allison trims the quilt top to 35″ but you can make it wider if you choose since the jelly roll strips will be wider. They are usually about 42″ wide but that does vary from strip to strip even in the same collection. I like to keep my baby quilts around the 40″ to 41″ size mainly because I don’t like to piece the backing fabric. It is up to you!
Strip-Flip – Will You or Won’t You?
Sew the strips all together – BE SURE TO ALTERNATE your sewing direction so the strips do not bow. Allison also suggests pressing the seams OPEN instead of to one side. So, what you do think? Will you make one? It is just so very easy . . . and so very cute! We would love to hear your thoughts and see your finished project. ~smile~