Baby Safety Pins–A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Good Morning, Quilters!

What better way to welcome a new baby into the world than with a quilt!  

Last week we stitched The Baby Carriage.  This week we’ll add The Baby Safety Pin.  The Safety Pin can be stitched in a row to create a border, or add a loopy line between motifs to use it as an all over motif.

Baby Carriage, FMQ, Lori Kennedy


Begin by drawing parallel lines-2 inches apart.  Add a parallel line 3/4″ below the top line.  Begin stitching on this line.

Stitch an upside down “U”.


Stitch in 3-4 stitches, then stitch a smaller upside down “U”.  Sew over a few more stitches to close the shape.

Stitch down to the bottom line and curl up.

Stitch a full circle..

Add another partial revolution…

Stitch a straight line, ending next to the top of the Safety Pin.

Stitch on the previous line of stitching back to the bottom of the “pin”, then add a loopy line.

Begin another Safety Pin in the row or stitch the motif as an all over pattern.

Whatever you do….

Don’t stick yourself and definitely, don’t pinch the baby!

Happy Baby Sitting!


PS…Velcro may be safer, but as a quilting motif…not so much!

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