A new modern AccuQuilt-friendly half square triangle quilt pattern is available and perfect for baby quilts! The Sail quilt pattern is an easy quilt pattern for beginners featuring 2 different sizes of Half Square Triangles. AND, If you like using an AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine, then Sail is the perfect next quilt pattern for you!
Bold baby quilts are super popular right now for modern nursery decor and also a very practical item for any new mom! Grab the Sail quilt pattern to make a modern half square triangle baby quilt like this one! Learn how you can use your AccuQuilt Fabric Cutting machine to make this easy, modern baby quilt pattern! This pattern is simple and yet packs a big punch for design!
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Fabrics Used in this Modern Baby Quilt
The fabrics used in this quilt are PBS Solid White and a selection of Michael Miller Gingham Play basics. I used 6 Fat Quarters to make this baby size quilt!
- Gingham Play Magenta
- Gingham Play Pink
- Gingham Play Carnation
- Gingham Play Tangerine
- Gingham Play Marigold
- Gingham Play Coral
This modern half square triangle quilt pattern features all quilting cottons and since I cut out the pieces with my AccuQuilt, I was able to use 6 Fay Quarters for the quilt top colored triangles.
Cutting out the Fabrics with AccuQuilt
I used my AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine to cut out all the pieces for this quilt top! Since the shapes on the design are just 2 different size Half Square Triangles, I only needed to use 2 different dies. The Sail Quilt Pattern includes instructions and accuquilt-specific fabric requirements to show you how to get the same quilt design using a die cut machine.
The biggest bonus of using an AccuQuilt fabric cutter to cut Half Square Triangles is that there is no need to trim the blocks! Eliminating the trimming step makes this quilt come together SO FAST!
If you’re unfamiliar with AccuQuilt and want to learn more, check out Everything You Need to Know About AccuQuilt or How to Make Perfect Half Square Triangles with AccuQuilt.
Quilt Batting Tips for Minky Backing
This half square triangle baby quilt was backed with Shannon Fabrics Cuddle. I also used a thin lightweight batting as well. My quilt batting of choice is Quilter’s Dream Orient batting which is a bamboo blend and has amazing drape. You can learn more about different types of quilt batting in this article.
Backing a quilt with minky fabric can be a bit more tricky than backing a quilt with normal woven cotton fabric, can have really amazing results! You can see all my tips and techniques about backing a quilt with minky over on this post. The most important tip I have is to use spray adhesive to baste the quilt. I love spray basting because it keeps the fabric from sliding, stretching and creating puckers while you are stitching the quilting.
Straight Line Quilting this Baby Quilt
When I quilt quilts myself I tend to really enjoy stitching straight lines. Straight line quilting is simple, easy, and therapeutic too! I prefer quilting straight lines on most of my quilts because I think it really lets the quilt pattern design shine through! For this baby size Half Square Triangle quilt, I chose to do a cross hatch pattern where I sewed diagonal lines and then rotated the quilt and sewed more diagonal lines.
When I quilt with straight lines, I always use a walking foot and mark the lines before sewing the stitches. I also like to use a nice cotton thread in a neutral color like Connecting Threads 50 wt in colors such as cream, parchment, silver, or white.
I have this other article & video quilting tutorial you might enjoy: 3 Quilting Hacks for Sewing Straight Lines
Binding the Quilt
Binding a quilt is known for being one of the more tricky steps of making a quilt. In fact, I have a 3-part blog series (complete with videos too) alll about quilt binding because it can be a bit of a sewing challenge! Those quilting tutorials will teach you how to bind your quilt either by hand or by machine.
If you are binding your quilt after backing it with minky, you’ll just want to keep in mind to make sure the binding folds all the way over the edge of the quilt. I love using my AccuQuilt 2.5″ wide strip cutting die for easily & quickly cutting out the strips for binding. Then, I stitch them on by machine to give it a sturdy finish.
Other AccuQuilt Friendly Quilt Patterns
I’d like to invite you to learn more about the Sail Quilt Pattern. Or, you can take a peek at some of these other AccuQuilt Friendly quilt patterns that I have designed: