Play quilts are a great option for a gift if you don't have the time for a "pieced quilt".
Pick some cute fabric, I use 1 yard for each the top and bottom.
I didn't have enough girl fabric for a top of this one, so I pieced it with large 8 inch squares.
I got this these raggy binding instructions from "Elaine's Quilt Block".
Cut your binding strips the width of fabric, 3.5" or 4.0" wide. I cut my first one at 3", but I will definitely go wider next time.
Sew strips together and press in half.
Sew raw edges of binding to raw edges of quilt on the back of the quilt.
Turn or flip binding to top side of quilt and pin down (you can press if you like) or just wing it and sew a bit at a time with no pinning. Stitch in the ditch on the back side.
Turn over and cut open the fold. Clip your raw edges every 1/2" to rag.
Wash several times to rag, cleaning out your lint screen.
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