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Thread: Baby Bibs

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    Baby Bibs

    Has anyone made a quilt out of Baby Bibs? My DIL gave me a box full from her babies and some are gorgeous. I am thinking of making a quilt using baby bibs. My dilema is, do I just fold over the neck part or cut them off and stitch in place.
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    I guess my answer would be.. depends on if u want to maintain that "bib" shape.... if you are more interested in the front of the bib, the saying or design on the front of the bib I would trim it off.
    I think I would personally lean towards an applique effect of the whole bib so show off that it truely WAS my babies bib.....

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    I would figure out the average size without cutting off any wording or pictures, and cut each bib to form a square or rectangular block, then sew them together with a sashing between. It might even look more unique if they were different sizes scatter them, then use 4 patches or some other block as filler to get them even. Can you post any pictures so we can see what they look like?

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    I would use some in the bib shape and cut some in squares....great idea to use them!!!!

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    I think I would appliqué the bibs onto a rectangle of background fabric. Lay out the prettiest bibs and see what would suit them. If there are just enough appliqued onto rectangles for a quilt, then do that. If you have tons and want to use them al,l maybe cut them into square. The only problem I can see for cutting into squares is you are going the have to sew the squares together and they will be thick.

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    Many thanks for all the suggestions. As we are traveling this summer my bibs are at home in Texas. So once I get home I will be able to post a picture. Until then it will give me a chance to decide which way I want to go with the bibs.
    Valleyquilter

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    What a clever idea. I like the idea of appliqueing them. That will be a special quilt.
    Heather

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    can't wait to see it! Sounds very interesting...
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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