Project Linus Pattern
Easy Preemie Quilt
Permission to use this pattern granted by the Fraser Valley Quilters Guild, Surrey, British Columbia.
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 flannelette 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.
Approximately 36" square.
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 flannelette
Batting: Approximately 38" by 38" sq. piece of batting
Cut 13 - 3 1/2" squares of dark fabric Cut 12 - 3 1/2" squares of light fabric Alternate light and dark squares as shown in photo above. Stitch together, using 1/4-inch seams.
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.
Cut several 3 1/2" strips of dark fabric and add as a border to the square. Miter or butt corners as desired.
Cut several 3 1/2" strips of light fabric and add as a border around the square. Miter or butt corners as desired.
Before cutting strips for the fourth border, check size of quilt top against backing fabric or flannelette. Cut strips from dark fabric to fit. Quilt top should measure about 36" square.
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.