Baseball Quilt Tutorial


My friend, Karen, shared a great “Weekend Quilt” book with me for the summer, & I found this great pattern inside. It was not originally intended to be a baseball diamond quilt, but when I saw the design I immediately knew it’s infield potential
Now, I don’t consider myself a quilter just yet…so take this tutorial with a grain of salt :)
The cutting was a lot less time consuming than the quilts I’ve made previously, but the sewing more difficult. 
A few spots needed several re-stitching before they stuck & I still haven’t seen succes when stiching through ALL 3 layers (the quilting part…haha), but I’m hoping once I purchase a Quilting foot, I’ll see a change there.
The cuts:
Red – 4 squares 6in. x 6in. & 4 squares 3.5in. x 3.5
Green – 1 square 12.5in. x 12.5in. & 2 squares 12 7/8in. x 12.5in. {cut the 2 squares in half diagonally}
White – 4 squares 3in. x 3in.
Brown – 4 strips 3in. x 12.5in.
Blue Star – 4 strips 6in. x 30.5in.
Baseball – 4 strips 3.5in. x 24.5in. & 45in. x 45in. {backing}
*All stitching is done with a 1/4 inch inseam*
*Press the seams down after each step*
Step one:
Cut out your fabric…
Step two – Making the Field:
With right sides facing join the 12.5 x 12.5 green square with two brown strips on either side.
Again with right sides facing attach a white square on either end of the (non attached) brown strips.

Step Three:
Now you need to add the 4 triangles that you created from the green 12 7.8 x 12.5 square.
For the first one line up the hypotenuse to one edge of your current square, right sides together..
Then plum (I don’t know what this means, but I took it as letting the little corners overlap when sewing each new triangle on) the corners as you attach the other three triangles.

Step Four:
This idea of adding two strips to the current square, sewing new squares to other 2 strips, then attaching is going to repeat. Next with the two red squares (3.5in. x 3.5in.) & the baseball strips. Same as the method we used to create the field.
See below.

Step Five:
Repeat with the blue fabric & 6 x  6 red squares. (at this point I forgot to take pics…sorry!)

Step Six:
I made a small white tube by folding a rectangle in half & then stitching the raw edges. Turn the tube inside out. Then I ironed it flat & embroidered SAM with embroidery thread. I used some stitch witchery to iron the “pitching mound” on. then I stitched through the quilt top on either side to secure.

Step Seven:
Lay out your backing with the right side down. Layer batting and then the quilt top (right side up).
I pinned in several spots to hold together. Then I tried quilting the three layers, however after 3, 4, and 5 mess-ups, I gave up. I stitches the three layers together around the red squares.

Step Eight:
I cut the overage of the batting even with the top layer.

Step Nine:
Fold the backing up a 1/4 of an inch & press. Then fold over again & pin onto the quilt top.

Run a straight stitch around the binding & Voila!

If you have any questions…please let me know…I’m not professional, but I could be great with helping out a newbie who maybe me as lost as me half the time!!


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