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What are some good baby patchwork quilt patterns?

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Three baby patchwork quilt patterns are Strip-and-Flip, Hugs and Kisses, and Sailboats. Traditional patchwork patterns for baby quilts include Tumbling Blocks, Double Pinwheel, and Duck and Ducklings.

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The Strip-and-Flip quilt uses 27 2-inch strips of different fabrics plus two white strips. The strips must all be the same length and at least 36 inches long. After placing the strips in the desired order, piecing the quilt is just a matter of sewing pairs of strips together lengthwise, with a 1/4-inch seam allowance, and then sewing the pairs together. The pieced quilt top is then folded in half and cut to 35 inches. Another cut is made 8 inches in from the right side and another 5 more inches in. Rotating the middle strip and reattaching it to the side strips using a white strip on each side gives the quilt a bit of extra visual appeal. The pattern is on CluckCluckSew.com.

The Hugs and Kisses quilt is made up of quilt squares arranged into two types of blocks: one block forming "Os" (hugs) and the other forming "Xs" (kisses). Both have the same three segments in a different order. Each segment is five squares wide. Segment A has two patterned squares separated by three white squares, B has the patterned squares in positions 2 and 4, and C has one patterned square in the middle. The hug and kiss blocks are alternated. Within each block, the patterned or colored squares should be the same fabric, but different blocks can have different fabrics.

The Sailboat quilt on Quilting.About.com consists of 35 12-inch blocks in rows separated by sashing and cornerstones. It uses two different sailboat blocks in alternating order throughout the quilt. The sailboat design is made from half-square triangles.

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