Sewing for baby

Old 03-30-2020, 01:00 PM
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What is most useful and practical? I don't think babe or babe's parents will appreciate tedious piecing?
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Old 03-30-2020, 01:15 PM
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I use burp clothes and bibs all day long with my babies. Crib sheets cost so much at the stores but are actually really easy to sew. I also love my baby carrier/sling. It looks just like this one , but didn't cost that much. I just used 2.5 yds of quilting fabric and bought some "sling rings" off Amazon. Baby wearing isn't for all moms, my mom never did, but I have carried all three of my babies like this. I can even sew while they nap on me!
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Old 03-30-2020, 01:22 PM
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My "go to" is squares of chenille and flannel prints - squares 4" , 5" even 6" depending on what you like. I usually do 4" . Tie rather than quilt. I had read a warning somewhere about the dangers of tying a baby quilt but I can't remember the problem - so I tie tightly and securely stitch the bow to the quilt so baby can't choke on it. Lots of ways to arrange the squares. Can whip out one of these adorable quilts in no time. Hope this helps. Have fun!
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Old 03-30-2020, 02:05 PM
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Hi Dotty! I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering how you are. Glad to see you are still sewing too. I think the things most moms have thanked me the most for was the basics. Things like gowns, burp cloths, receiving blankets, and the washcloth and towel sets. Even my super cute baby quilts take second place to those things.
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Old 03-30-2020, 02:50 PM
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I have made small blankets from 1 and 1/2 yards of coordinating flannel and minky. I cut the flannel and minky into a one yard square and simply sew around the edges and then turn right sides out. The left over cuts go into burp clothes made from cloth diapers, Sometimes I cover the whole diaper with the fabric, some I have made with just a strip of the fabric down the middle of the diaper. These are always well received. The moms seem to like the smaller size of the blankets to cover baby in the car seats.Might add that the next time I make one of these sets, I will sew an X across the blanket to keep the fabrics from balling up in the wash. No one has really mentioned this to me, but seems like a good idea.
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