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Easy Preemie Quilt

This pattern is especially designed to meet the requirements of a preemie quilt for use in a special care nursery. Please use 100% cotton fabrics for top and flannellette for backing. Colorful juvenile or animal-face prints work well to add a bit of cheer. Do not use monofilament thread or tie the quilt.

Size:
Approximately 36″ square.Materials needed:
Quilt top: .8 meter (approx. 3/4 yd.) of dark 45″ fabric..7 meter (approx. 3/4 yd.) of light 45″ fabric.Binding: (4 strips cut 2″ wide by width of fabric)

Backing: Approximately 38″ by 38″ sq. of flannellette

Batting: Approximately 38″ by 38″ sq. piece of batting

Center Square:
Cut thirteen 3-1/2″ squares of dark fabric

Cut twelve 3-1/2″ squares of light fabric

Alternate light and dark squares as shown in photo above.
Stitch together, using 1/4-inch seams.

First Border:
Cut four 1-1/2″ x 20″ strips of light fabric.
Place right sides together against center square and stitch as a border.
Miter or butt corners as desired.

Second Border:
Cut several 3-1/2″ strips of dark fabric and add as a border to the square.
Miter or butt corners as desired.

Third Border:
Cut several 3-1/2″ strips of light fabric and add as a border around the square.
Miter or butt corners as desired.

Fourth Border:
Before cutting strips for the fourth border, check size of quilt top against backing fabric or flannellette.
Cut strips from dark fabric to fit.
Quilt top should measure about 36″ square.

Finishing:
Press quilt top and backing.
Place backing right side down, layer with batting and quilt top (right side up).
Baste, machine quilt and bind as desired.
Be sure to NOT tie or use monofilament thread.