Hi there, I am hoping that some of you with more quilting knowledge than I, a newbie, might know if this makes sense:
I have this book, Last Minute Fabric Gifts, by Cynthia Treen. She has a very simple baby quilt that I thought I'd try my hand at for a friend who just had a baby:
Here is the materials and instructions:
Well as I get into it, it seems that the batting is 32" x 32", but when you seam the interior gauze, the square only ends up 31" x 31" (you are then supposed to tack stitch the interior gauze/batting together) Then it instructs you to seam the pieced outside so that the finished measurements are only 30" x 30"! It keeps getting smaller and smaller as you go out!
Is this normal when you sew a quilt, for the interior to be bigger than the outside, or are these instructions just poorly done? Also, I should add that I bought poly batting, cause the store didn't have the wool batting called for in the materials list (in case that's the problem).
So now I'm wondering if I should just be making the outside bigger to match the batting, but don't want it to be too "baggy" on the edges, if you know what I mean.
Thanks for helping a fledgling quilter--if this works out I'm going to have to try some real ones!