Your Family quilt-along week 1

Your Family quilt-along week 1

What you’ll need

This week Jenny takes you through the equipment and fabric you’ll need to make this beautiful baby quilt.

You’ll need

Sewing machine 

  • A sewing machine in working order
  • A quarter-inch foot on the machine, or a mark on your machine to indicate a quarter-inch seam allowance
  • A walking foot for the quilting


  • Cutting mat, marked in inches (all quilting work is done in inches). A good mat size is 18 x 24 inches
  • A rotary cutter with a new blade. Jenny suggests getting a 45mm cutter
  • A quilter’s ruler, marked in inches – 6 x 24 is a good one
  • Small scissors
  • Pins

Fabric and thread 

  • 100% cotton works best.
  • For the quilt design, you will need two different colours, each in five different variations:
    • Colour 1 (We used pale green) – 5 pieces of 0.25m each
    • Colour 2 (We used grey) – 5 pieces of 0.25m each
  • Binding – 0.5m in either colour (We used grey)
  • Backing – 1.5m in either colour (We used grey)
  • Batting – 1.5m needle punch batting (thin batting)

So head down to your favourite sewing shop in your area to get the fabric and equipment you’ll need.

Share the love with: #YFquiltalong

Please let us know if you’re taking on the challenge! Take a picture of your fabric and equipment and post it on social media for us to see:

Instagram:  tag @quiltingalice and @yfmag
Facebook: tag @Jenny Smith’s Quilting and @Your Family Magazine

For any queries contact: [email protected]

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Your Family’s Digital editor. Avid retweeter. When I’m not scrolling Instagram you’ll find me in my garden. Keen on DIY and I don’t believe there’s anything that can’t be fixed with some chalk paint.


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