ticker tape baby blanket

After the HST heavy Texas quilt, I thought I’d do something with less structure and less planning. I also wanted to use up more scrap fabric so while looking up scrap quilts, I ran across something called a ticker tape quilt where you basically sew scrap pieces of fabric on TOP of the quilt instead of piecing them together.

I loved some of the designs out there but filling an entire quilt seemed a bit daunting as you need to sew each individual piece to reduce the fraying.  So, I decided to do some random streaks for a friend’s new baby. Her baby’s room colors are yellow, green, teal with some neutral gray.  Based on that, I ended up with this:

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3 thoughts on “ticker tape baby blanket

  1. I assume you applique the pieces down before sandwiching and quilting, yes? I really love this. I looked up images of other “ticker tape” quilts and this by far is the most interesting. A couple others caught my eye, too, but you really brought it.

    • Thanks for your kind words! As to your question, I actually did it by basting the backing, batting, and top first (you can spray baste if you want) and then I sewed on the scraps on top of that. I’m even lazier than this post suggests so after one row where I meticulously sewed a 1/4″ seam allowance from the raw edge, I just started sewing along the path of the scraps. You can applique so that you don’t have any frayed edges but I wanted a softer top so let the edges fray a bit after washing and drying. But you can absolutely sew or applique the pieces down first and then complete the sandwich and quilt afterwards!

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