Here it is, an alternative method for making your bubble quilt (aka biscuit quilt)! This method is a lot easier, but more time consuming (at least for me) because it requires hand stitching. If you want to see the original method I posted, you can check it out here. If you want to see some example of other biscuit quilts I’ve made and others have made you can see some here and here.
This blanket is a 28″x28″ square not including the ruffle (7 puffs by 7 puffs), but you can use the method to make any size blanket you want.
1 1/4 yard worth of cotton fabrics for the top (you can do as many or as few different fabrics as you want)
1 yard fabric for the backing (I like minky which is just soft fuzzy fabric)
1 1/4 yard silky fabric for the ruffle
1 bag fiberfill stuffing (I use Poly-Fil)
Step 1: You’re going to need two sets of squares: the top squares that make your bubbles, and the bottom squares that you won’t be able to see. The top squares should be 6″x6″ and the base squares should be 4.5″x4.5″. Reminder: the base squares can be out of any old fabric you have lying around because it doesn’t matter what they look like because you won’t be able to see them. You need 49 of each.
Step 2: Now we’re going to do some pinning. Take one square from each stack. Line up the corners of one of the small squares to the wrong side of the big square and pin it in place.
Step 3: Now we’re going to make the pleats. Take the pinned square like so and pinch up the excess top fabric along one side. Pinch the fabric up just a little bit off center.
Step 4: Using a 1/8″ seam, sew all the way around the whole square. Don’t leave any openings.
Step 5: We’re now going to assemble the top of the quilt. This part is a breeze in this version and a bear in the other. Enjoy it! Take two squares and lay them right sides together. Using a 1/4″ sew them together along one edge.
Step 6: This next step needs to be done VERY CAREFULLY! Turn your quilt top wrong side up and pinch up the bottom square fabric, be careful not to pinch up any of the top bubble fabric with it!
Step 7: Stuff all of the puffs up with stuffing. With this method, you can pretty much fill them up as full as you want, so stuff away!
Step 8: Cut out your backing for your blanket, it needs to be 28″x28″.
Step 9: Take your completed bubble top and lay it out right side up.