Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Little Star Reversible Playmat Quilt & Fabric Bundle Giveaway


I'm so thrilled to start July with a new project tutorial and a BIG fabric giveaway to go with it! First up is today's new free pattern project: a Reversible Play Mat Quilt.



I created this how-to as my first official design project for Team Timeless a few weeks ago and am now sharing it here too.  The front has a sun ray shaped design with an octagonal center. 



And it reverses to this cute block side featuring sweet bunny stripes and polka dots:



The lovely soft yellow & grey shades are the perfect neutral to mix well for boys or girls:


The 32 inch square size and layer of poly batting gives it the body and space for use as a play mat,


but it's still small enough to be used as a crib or stroller quilt.  My littlest guy has confirmed that babies find it cuddly:


It also folds up easily for travel:


This is a new licensed fabric collection from the famous Bunnies By The Bay (designed for Timeless Treasures).  I've been a long time BBTB fan - their bunny Original Cuddle Coats & plushes are legendary baby items.  We've had several over the years and I'm passing ours down to our newest arrival:



And after the tutorial, I'm also giving away TWO bundles of this fabulous fabric collection to some lucky Sew Can Do readers!


Finished Size:
32" x 32" 

Materials:
- 1/2 yd cuts of 12 fabrics.  Mine are the entire Little Star Collection
- 1 yd medium loft batting 
- Paper, pencil, yard stick, rotary cuter, iron, disappearing marker, mini clips, quilt basting spray, matching thread

Make the following pattern pieces from paper/cardboard for the front panel:



Cutting Instructions:

Front panel
- Cut (1) octagon from Bunny Bees (Bunnies-C6455 Yellow)

- Cut (1) trapezoid piece from each of the following 8 prints:
Shooting Stars (Bunnies-C6450-Grey), Sunshine (Bunnies-C6449-Milk), Smiling Moons (Bunnies-C6456-Grey), Bunnies and Little Ones Grey (Bunnies-C6453-Grey), Dots Yellow (Dot-C1820-Banana), Bunnies and Little Ones Yellow (C6454-Yellow), Packed Bunnies (Bunnies-C6492-Grey) and Happy Bunnies (Bunnies-C6451-White), mirroring and flipping the pattern piece as needed to make the design shown below.

Back panel
Cut (2) 16 1/4in squares from Bunny Stripe (Bunnies-C6452 Grey) and (2) from Dots Grey (Dot-CF1820-Grey).


Assembly:

Along the shortest side of each trapezoid piece (which will match up to the octagon center), mark 1/2 inch inward from each corner with disappearing marker.


On the octagon piece, mark 1/4in inward from each corner.


Start piecing the quilt together by taking one trapezoid panel and, with right sides facing, match the markings on one side of the octagon with the top of the trapezoid.  Stitch together between markings.  Repeat with the next trapezoid in order on the next side of the octagon.


With right sides facing, stitch together the coordinating side of the two panels.  


Note: Stitch sides just up to the stitching of the octagon - do not cross over it.  This will keep the seams laying flat when pressed.  Repeat this pattern of stitching the next two panels to the octagon and stitching the matching sides until all pieces are sewn together. 


Take completed front and press seams to one side and entire panel smooth.  Fold in half and trim raw edges to be perfectly square.


For back panel, stitch the squares together as shown, press seams to one side and press smooth. 


Flip so right side is facing down and spray with quilt basting spray.  Cut a piece of batting 32in x 32in and lay it on top of the back panel to attach the layers and smooth out any ripples or wrinkles.


Spray top side of batting with basting spray and place the front panel, right side up, on top and smooth.


Trim off any excess batting around edges.


Make 1 1/4in wide double fold bias tape for the edge binding from the Dots (C1820-Silver). Cut 5 inch wide strips on the bias.  Sew binding strips end to end using diagonal seams to make one continuous piece. Press in half, lengthwise, wrong sides together.  Open and fold raw edges toward fold on wrong side and press again.  Total length of binding should be 130 inches.


Starting on one side, sandwich the quilt into the binding, using clips to hold it in place.


Edge stitch all the way to to one corner and stop, fold over binding on an angle to miter the corner, and clip to hold it, then stitch along next side.  Repeat all the way around and fold under and stitch raw end of binding at end to finish.  


Now this versatile quilt mat is ready for little ones to love!



These prints were so cute I had to whip up a pair of matching pants with the leftover Bunny Bees fabric:



Now onto the giveaway!!  One winner will receive this 10 piece bundle of 1/2yd cuts of the Little Star collection:


And a second winner will receive this 8 piece fat quarter bundle of the collection:


So much beautiful, sweet & sunny fabric!!!  Wouldn't it be great if it were yours?  So enter for a chance to win!




61 comments:

  1. I would definitely make a baby quilt!

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  2. Cheryl, I would use your tutorial to make a baby play mat just like yours! It would be perfect for any baby, or especially my grandbaby!

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  3. I would make the reversible playmat quilt. Such a great idea, handy to have!

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  4. These fabrics are perfect for a cute baby quilt!

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  5. Baby things, of course for upcoming grands.

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  6. Your playmat is cool. I love these fabrics! So cute!! I'd make alap quilt if I won. Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  7. thank you for the pattern. oh no thinking here. i would so make this little play mat. this is just too adorable. and i know that my nieces and nephews are not done having children yet. LOL thanks for this chance.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  8. I'd definitely make the Playmat! It is Awesome! Thank you for the Tutorial...and chance to win your Give-way too! :)

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  9. I would make some burp cloths, pillowcases and kimono/pant set for baby.

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  10. Our new grandchild will arrive in about six weeks. Depending on which bundle I'd receive - if I won - I might make a play quilt for tummy time or bibs and burp cloths.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  11. I would make a baby quilt - so cute!

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  12. I would love to make a baby quilt for a friend's upcoming grandbaby.

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  13. I need to make a baby quilt for a friend so this would be perfect.

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  14. I would LOVE to copy your quilt, it is Lovely & there will be a new baby boy coming to a hosp near ME in Nov. 2018!!! I am SEW excited!!

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  15. I would so copy your quilt I have my FIRST GrandBoy coming in October!

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  16. This would make a beautiful quilt for our newest granddaughter!

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  17. Of course I'd love to win one of these! I would make the sweetest crib quilt. You made the directions so easy to follow, thank you.

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  18. BABY CHARITY QUILTS FOR SURE! HAVE BEEN ACTIVE IN OUR LOCAL UNWED MOM'S GROUP FOR A FEW YEARS AND THIS COLLECTION WOULD BE SO ADORABLE! THANKS TO YOU+TIMELESS TREASURES! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  19. My husband's niece is planning on having a baby soon, so I would use them for a quilt for her

    Sandy A

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  20. I would make some clothes for my granddaughter's dolls.

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  21. Oh, I love those sweet fabrics. I have a grandnephew on the way, so I would probably make him a little baby quilt.

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  22. Love the fabrics, your play mat is adorable. I always need a new baby quilt for someone. This would be great fabric to have on hand.
    My email is: mdsmje@hotmail.com

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  23. I would make a quilt-- I really like your little quilt but, your baby steals the show
    sharongalli(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  24. This baby blanket is absolutely adorable . I was just blessed with my first grandchild, this blanket will be perfect or him. Your fabric is the perfect touch .

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  25. Would love to make a cute quilt for my new lil granddaughter Mia Lynn.📏📐✂️ seeamysew(at)swva(dot)net

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  26. I would make a baby quilt -- love these fabrics!

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  27. I would make a newborn snuggly.

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  28. Our daughter is having her 4th child, and something new and snuggly is always welcomed.

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  29. Great use of neutrals. Might go baby with these myself.

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  30. Oh goody! Baby quilt materials for my best friends first grandchild!

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  31. I'm really into making baby quilts right now, so this would be perfect!

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  32. I would love to make a quilt for my daughter! Shes almost a year! It would be the perfect present!

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  33. I'm ready to make a baby quilt for a great nephew!

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  34. I would make a quilt with these fabrics.

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  35. Hi Cheryl, I would love to make the Play Mat Quilt for my grandson Abel. Abel is just now getting to get on the ground and learning how to sit,roll,play and crawl around the floor. So this would be perfect since we dont have a crib up yet. Thank you for providing the pattern for us to use for the playmat. Thank you ever so kindly ��

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  37. Love the gray and yellow together. Definitely would make a baby quilt with it.

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  38. I would make a baby quilt. If any left over maybe bibs also.

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  39. I'd love to make my niece a blanket!!

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  40. I would make a quilt for my new grandson!!

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  41. I would make a baby quilt or a lap quilt.

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  42. Hi Cheryl, I love the Jammies too. Will you have the pattern for the jammies too. Too cute! ��������

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  43. I am into quilts. These are so perfect for a little one. Thanks for the great tutorial.
    Quilting Jeannie Zimmerman

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  44. I would make the Little Star Reversible Playmat Quilt. It is adorable!

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  45. I'd make a baby quilt for my new godson. I love how you made baby pants to match the center of the blanket, so cute!

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  46. I would for sure make a baby quilt!

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  47. Well Cheryl I dont know why I have not been able to sign up any more for entries on this giveaway. I've tried 3 days in a row now. So I kinda give up now. It's just to difficult or too confusing or just too many changes. I just dont know. What a bummer. 😢

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  48. I would like to try to make this play mat--thanks for the tutorial.

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  49. I would make a baby quilt and pillows.

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  50. Probably a baby pillow for my rocker.

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  51. I absolutely love what you made and I would make one for my new neice

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  52. I would create a baby blanket for my bestie's new little one...she is due in December!

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  53. I would definitely make a baby quilt. That fabric is so adorable.

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  54. I would make a quilt with this fabric.

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  55. I would make a baby blanket for my new granddaughter

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  56. I would like to make a blanket for my baby :)
    Thank You for the chance!

    Fiona N

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