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Thread: Crayola Quilt for Infant

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    Would it be OK to make a crayon quilt for a baby gift? Would it hold up with the many washings it would endure?

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    You know thats a good question. I'm expecting my first Great grandchild, have 8 grandchildren and bound to start much quilting. I'd like to know that answer myself. :roll:

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    Maybe make it a wallhanging? It wouldn't get washed as often.
    Or, go over the coloring several times to make it darker to begin with, intending for it to get softer with the washings?

    You can also use watercolor colored pencils, and use textile medium to blend them. This makes the color permanent, and if you go lightly with the medium, keeps the fabric softer too.

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    the colors do fade with many washings but it is pretty easy to just (brighten) the colors when needed, you just re-color and re-heat set. for the past 10 + years i have helped a local pre-school make crayola quilts. even the very first ones are still used and great. a couple of the blocks had to be gone over to brighten them, they were quite light to start with. but they do hold up to washings quite well as long as you used pre-washed fabric and heat set the pictures.

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    Years ago for a home ec project I helped finish a 'state flower' quilt my mom had started for her hope chest that was crayon and embroidry. It was already over 20 years old when I worked on it and the muslin background gave up before the the crayoned ateas did...but that was a good number of years and quite a few washings later.

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    I just finished a crayon quilt from grandson. But having made a small project once befor, I learned that it is washable but not heat dryable. This time I colored the pictures then transferred them to fabric. Be sure to densely color.

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    i have seen some fabrics with crayons on it

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