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how to make crib size duvet cover

By Hatun Comak → Monday, October 14, 2019

Making a duvet cover is a simple beginner friendly sewing project. You can sew a crib size duvet cover for your baby or as a gift. It is a simple and quick project to make. I sew this duvet cover as a gift. Besides quilting, such easy quilting projects makes me happy and gives the chance of a break.
Whatever I make something new, I try to prepare tutorials as well, trying to make use of my knowledge and I like sharing ideas. Soooo here we go!


You will need a top and a bottom fabric for the duvet. There are standard measurements for each size but bedding can be varying so before sewing your duvet cover, measure yours in order to be sure that it will fit.

For toddle bed finished size is 33"×42". You need to add 1" to the with 1/2" seam allowance and add 1.5" to the length for seam allowance and 6" for the closure part. So cut two pieces of fabric measuring 34"×49.5"

Before starting it is important to wash and iron.

Start with closure part. Fold one of the width sides in 1/2" ( to the wrong side) and iron. Sew in place. Then fold again 3.5" to the wrong side and iron.

Repeat the entire process to the other piece of your duvet.

Now you need to sew on the bottons. Measure 1/4 of the way on each side and mark with erasable pen. Measure 2" down from the folded part and draw a line between the two marks. Measure 4" and mark between each 4". These will be spots for buttons and buttonholes.

While making buttonholes, I used the buttonhole opening foot of my sewing machine, which makes it quite practical. Sew the bottons to the other piece just opposite the buttonholes.

Take your two pieces of fabric and pin the them, right sides together.

Sew along with 1/2" seam allowance, sew all tia way round except the opening part.

When you have finished sewing, turn your duvet cover right side out and iron.

And it is ready either for your personal use ör to be gifted.

8 modern foundation paper piecing patterns

By Hatun Comak → Thursday, October 3, 2019

I love paper piecing. When I paper piece, I feel like I am playing games. I like seeing the images of the pattern come to life on fabric. Actually foundation paper piecing is my favourite. So I have collected a series of foundation paper piecing patterns that I like most. I have tried some of them, and some are waiting for to be done. What's more, they are all free. If you are new to foundation paper piecing, it is a good idea to start with a simple project that teaches you how to paper piece. FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING TUTORIAL will teach you how to do it.

10 foundation paper piecing patterns

The rose pattern by Jitka Designs is amazing. The image above is my version of rose pattern. You can download the pattern for free and make your own rose with your favourite colors.

You can make a modern foundation paper piecing quilt with the traditional pineapple quilt block. See my tutorial for pineapple quilt block.

This Mini Kaleidoscope Quilt by Wombat Quilts is lovely. Tiny scraps are used in this pattern that looks great. Definitely on my to do list!

Butterfly blocks by Lillyella released four different butterfly blocks and I have made two so far. One of them is used in making zipper pouch. They are adorable.

This lovely pattern is here. Twinkling Tulip by Quilting Jewel. I like how this tulip turned out.

Flying geese is one of the patterns that I like and the quilt variations are numerious. You can make a whole quilt of flying geese or use it as a part of the quilt. Circle of flying geese by Piece by Number looks lovely. Above you see my variation of circle of flying geese.

The pattern is Starry Night by Wombat Quilts . The finished size is 8".

Wonky Log Cabin by 3and3quarters Log cabin quilts are traditional but making them wonky is quite modern. These foundation paper pieced wonky log cabin patterns are not only easy to make but also funny.

Now it is time decide from which of these to begin!