A few months ago I found the instructions to make this fun stroller quilt from Susan of Joy Bucket. Her Peek-a-Boo Bunting basically takes a 28" x 45" quilt and turns it into a tie-on quilt for your stroller, to keep baby's feet warm without dragging on the ground. The best part is that baby can't kick it off! And there are three buttons, so you can extend the length as baby grows.
I liked her colors so well that I used similar tones found in Michael Miller's Dick and Jane fabric line. It was a pretty fast project since the quilt is pretty small, and it used less fabric than a regular baby quilt. Susan used 2.5" x 2.5" squares, but I upped my to 3" x 3" squares.
Here's the finished product.
You can see from the back view that you just fold up about 1/3 of the quilt and attached three fabric-covered buttons (plus buttonholes--that was the hardest part for me since I'd never done them on my current sewing machine).
This was such a fun project that I made another one! This one was much quicker because I just used wide strips of fabric for the quilt top instead of patchwork. I used a striped chenille on the back to make it a little cozier.
Stacy caught the bug, too, and made a couple more. These fish-in-a-bag and goldfish prints from Heather Ross are adorable!
Here are the cute buttons. They're sewn on, but the buttonholes aren't done yet.
And here's a cute idea for a toddler who's into pirates. Stacy appliqued this silly skull and crossbones on black and white fabric, then backed it with a soft dot minky. Cozy and cool.
These make great baby gifts! You can always use a pre-made blanket and attach some straps if you're not into quilting. Just be aware that if you use Joybucket's instructions you may not sell the finished product. They're under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial Copyright. She's very generous to share the tutorial with us! Thanks, Susan!
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