How to make puff quilts

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How to make puff quilts
Puffy quilts look nice made from satin. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

A puff quilt, also often called a biscuit quilt, is an easy one for an inexperienced sewer to complete. This quilt can be made into a small lap blanket or a king-size quilt. A puff quilt does not need batting or a traditional backing, nor does it require the traditional quilt stitching. Make the quilt in a pattern, or create a random design. This quilt is perfect for cold days, as it tends to be heavier than a normal quilt or blanket.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Fabric
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Pin
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Fiberfil stuffing
  • Needle
  • Binding (optional)

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  1. 1

    Cut squares from your fabric using scissors or a rotary cutter. Your squares should measure about four inches square. You need two squares for each puff, so cut at least 200 squares for a small quilt.

  2. 2

    Line up two squares with the right sides together. Pin around all four sides. Repeat with all the squares you cut.

  3. 3

    Sew around three sides of each set of squares, removing the pins as you come to them. Leave the fourth side unsewn for stuffing.

  4. 4

    Turn the squares right side out. Stuff the pouches with stuffing and pin them shut. The fuller you make the pouch, the less it will flatten over time.

  5. 5

    Whipstitch the opening shut, using a needle and thread. Make sure the stitch is small so it is virtually invisible.

  6. 6

    Line all your pillows up on the floor in the design you want. Whip stitch the pillows in the first row together, then repeat with the other rows. Once all the rows are sewn, sew the rows together using a whip stitch.

Tips and warnings

  • Use the same fabric for the back of the pouches to give it a more unified look.
  • Add binding around the outside of the quilt for a more finished look if you wish
  • Although very easy, this quilt can be time consuming.

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