Kids Quilts

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AUGUST 2017

 

We would like to thank the following ladies who dropped off finished quilts for July:

Diane Capaldi
Christine Fallon
Sandi Kwisz
Rosemary Lynch
Linda Phiel
Gail Pickett
Mary Zoshak
Thank you for your generosity.

BACKGROUND ON THE PROGRAM:

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCC) – “Kids Quilts”

All members are asked to create at least one “Kids Quilt” a year to be donated to the DVCC to be gifted to each child in their program.

Every month the members of the Guild astonish us with their creativity and dedication to this initiative.  Finished quilts are welcome as well as fabric donations that may be appropriate for children’s quilts.  Large pieces of more than a yard are especially useful for backings.

Kids Quilt Kit assemblykid_under_quilt

The most common kit contains 48 eight-inch squares and a back.  Batting is provided separately.

1. Sew squares together using half-inch seams, eight rows of six squares each.
2. Assemble the quilt layers as follows:
a. layout batting – then quilt backing face up – then quilt top face down.
b. sew around the edge using a half-inch seam – leave a twelve inch opening for turning.
c. machine baste the batting to the backing along the twelve-inch opening. Trim seam allowance.
d. Turn through opening so that top and backing are on the outside with right sides facing out.
e. slip stitch opening closed
3. Top stitch around the edge, one-half to three-quarters inch from the edge.
4. Machine quilt in the ditch along all seams or use your own design. Alternately, tie all corners and the center of each square.

The Kid’s Quilt committee is also creating many different kinds of quilts to make the sewing interesting and provide more variety in the quilts.  Sewing these quilts is also a great opportunity to test and practice your quilting skills.  If you have questions please contact Cathy Fasy