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Thread: grandkids baby blankets

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    Senior Member redrummy's Avatar
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    I take the receiving blankets and make a quilt out of them. I started when my son was little, and we moved him to a regular twin bed. I didn't have any money, and he was scared in the bed. He screamed in the crib, and would sleep on a reg. bed, so we put one up for him. anyway, I made his and embroidered his name at the top. backed it with a sheet blanket since I had one handy. He loved it, so I did the same for my daughter. Then along came the nieces and nephews, so they each got one made. I never took pictures back then, but the last one I made several years ago I did . I made smaller ones for my grandchildren this year. well instead of embroidering their name at the top, I used a picture of them.

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    Senior Member redrummy's Avatar
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    my granddaughter's quilt is backed with pink velvet and grandsons is backed with a matchbox play mat panel.
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    Super Member Yvonne's Avatar
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    What a neat idea.
    Our Grandmother's would be proud of you for following the "Use it up, Wear it out..." idea. Finding that second life for receiving blankets is great.
    I wish I had thought of this for my grandchildren. Alas their little blankies are all passed along by now.
    I bet these are the best loved quilts!

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    red, what a good idea. they are adorable and the pictures are so precious. quilts are so comforting and it sounds like your son especially took comfort from the love you put into his quilt. receiving blankets are so cute and soft. this was a great idea. love it :!: :wink: :!: :wink: :!:

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    That is really neat.. I love how each one has their pic included.. A terrific gift and you are very creative to come up with these..

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    A wonderful idea! Those are so cute! I bet the kiddies love them.

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    Ohhh those are just too adorable!!! What wonderful gifts and keepsakes!!

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    Those are great like the idea of putting they're pictures and names on them they are really cute way to go :thumbup: :D

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    Great work. And great idea...I hope you don't mind if I copy it. I have two coworkers who's wives are expecting. I would love to do something like this for them. Thanks. Kyia

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    Senior Member redrummy's Avatar
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    I would be flattered at you liking my idea so much to want to do it also. I enjoyed doing it. The kids liked them. I know a new mother would love it.
    :D thank you all for the compliments! I enjoyed making them knowing my grandbabies would be using them.
    Deb :mrgreen:

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