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Thread: Bumper pads to recycle

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    I have been given several bumper pads at no cost, any ideas on ways to transform them into baby quilts for donations to needy new moms? I am looking for some quicker ideas that taking them totally apart for the fabric and starting over. Any suggestions???? I am an experienced quilter new to the Dubuque area, and I am having lots of fun experimenting with new techniques.

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    i will be waiting on a answer to that bumper pad question - I too have several and need to get them used for something!

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario. Would it be possible to sew the bumper pad pieces together to form a playmat to use on hard floors etc?

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, many of the websites suggested valences for the nursery and draft doggies. I am also thinking of a baby doll layette set for little ones to play with. But how can I take a bumper pad and make a full size crib quilt?

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    Bumper pads are great for making newborn changing pads. I used to take the old bumper pads, tear off the old fabric, fold in half lengthwise and slide into a sleeve of material about 1 yd long. Do this 4 times. Then sew the bottom edges to a sq piece of fabric and then use ribbons to tie the corners together to form a boxed in matt. The idea is that the baby cannot roll off the bed, or whatever surface you place the changing matt on with the sides reinforced this way and yet it can be untied at the corners and folded away for easy traveling. I also used to take them along as a throw whenever visiting a girlfriends house and i'd lay it next to wherever I was sitting. My children would lay there happily without fuss as long as they were nearby and they were safe. They also launder easily.

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