Using the rotary cutter, cut flannel into 4-1/2″ x 18″ rectangles (I had 1/2 yard of the monkey fabric and half of the dots. It was easy to just lay fabric lengthwise on my cutting mat and cut the 4-1/2″ strips. When I needed one more, I got the dots fabric and cut a strip out of it. So, the fabric was already 18″ wide.) Pin strips onto cloth diaper.
Using the walking foot and a quilting needle, stitch a line down the middle of the flannel strip. Notice that there are no marks on the flannel – I eyeballed the middle.
At the end of the strip, pivot foot and stitch all around the strip, ending where you just pivoted. This is all it takes! Repeat with the other 9 diapers, make two stacks of five burp cloths each, tie them with a contrasting bow, and the gift is ready.
It may have taken longer to prepare this post than it did to prepare the burp cloths. They will be washed many times and, between the gentle fraying of the Moda flannel and the sturdy Aurifil thread, I think they are ready for the task!
Enjoy this Monday, and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway for Quilt Kit, which ends tomorrow!