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Thread: burpcloths

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    burpcloths

    Hi. I am trying to make Patti Henry's burp cloth but having a hard time understanding the directions from her PDF File. Can someone help me? Can't seem to get it pictured in my head. Thank you, Pat

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    did you actually try to make one using the instructions, or are you just reading it thru?
    I would post specific questions on the designer's blog:
    http://knittinginflashes.com/tutorials/burp-cloths/
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    I read through the instructions, and I don't get it, either. Yes, the steps are clear, but the purpose and results are not.
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    than people who never start projects at all.


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    I do burp cloths in the same way I would do the pillowcase method on a quilt. Draw my shape on a piece of fabric, place the fabric and flannel right side together on top of quilt batt. Sew all around the shape on my sewing line, leaving a 4 inch opening on a straight edge. Trim the edge all around and turn right side out through the opening. Pin the opening closed and hand stitch it shut. I do some top stitching around the edge and a design in the middle. If you don't put some quilting in the middle then they come out all wrinkled from the wash.


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    I do mine sort of like this pattern: http://naturesheirloom.blogspot.com/...ial-wfree.html

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    I do mine similar to the link Up North posted, but I have started curving only one side. I leave the other straight to catch any 'Force 10' spewing.
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    Tartan, That's what I've done but didn't do a design in the middle. Everyone seemed very pleased with them and I actually made more for one of the new Moms.

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