Fabric Building Blocks

    Posted by  ·  August 1, 2010

    It’s the Bake, Craft & Sew Along —the sewing edition! Don’t forget to skip on over to According to Kelly to see some fun crafty non-sewing gifts and to A Southern Fairytale for edible goodies that will be perfect this holiday season.

    Jessica from Happy Together has the perfect gift for all the toddlers and babies on your list. You will want to visit her blog for more sewing inspiration!
    Jessica writes….

    How To Make Fabric Blocks


    Quilt Square Baby Blocks
    Have a little one you need to make a quick gift for? Quilt Square Baby Blocks are your answer! They are soft, stackable, and with lots of pictures to keep the little one entertained. What you do first, if you need all the extra time you can get, is head on over to Etsy or Ebay and buy precut quilt squares. I bought a lot from Ebay that had all sorts of prints without any repeats. If you want to cut the squares yourself, you can do that as well. Choose whatever size you want. Now for the construction.


    1. You will need 6 squares to make one block, so put together what squares you want for each block. You will also need stuffing, a sewing machine (optional), needle, and thread.
    2. Sew four of the squares, right sides facing, together in a line.
    Sew the two ends together with right sides facing.

    3. Sew one square to the top of the four squares.

    4. Sew last square on bottom, but leave one of the four sides open for stuffing. (I did sew the ends of that one side with the middle open though for an easier finish).

    5. Stuff the block with stuffing. You could add a jingle bell or something in it if you want.

    6. Hand sew or machine sew the opening shut.

    Find more handmade gift ideas in the Handmade Gift Guide

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    1. Friday, December 17th, 2010
      I have several young childen who will love these fabric building blocks.
    2. Monday, August 2nd, 2010
      You can also add ribbon to make them like a Taggie Cube...those are so cute...I love all of the different colored fabrics you used!
    3. Sunday, August 1st, 2010
      So easy. I love it!
    4. Sunday, August 1st, 2010
      Jusst wondering, are you machine sewing these together, once you get to where you are adding the top and bottom squares? Or do they need to be hand sewn? I am trying to picture how to machine them, and want to know if I'm being silly! :) I'd like to try making them for my 1 year old, and all the ladies I know who are having babies soon. Thanks!
    5. Sunday, August 1st, 2010
      Thanks for the great tutorial. I know my grand daughter will love these.
    6. Sunday, August 1st, 2010
      I think those are TOO cute! Now I know what to do with all my scraps!
      Thanks for the tutorial!!!
    7. Sunday, August 1st, 2010
      One idea I've seen is to use high-density foam inside the blocks. It makes for a more block-like block than using batting does. Just an idea!
    8. Melanie
      Sunday, August 1st, 2010
      I love it! I have a 3 year old and an 18 month old and am expecting again in a month so this would be an Awesome thing for us to do for christmas or even before! Thank you!