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Thread: African American Baby designs

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    Senior Member ranbro's Avatar
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    I want to make a rag quilt for a nurse friend who is African American and having here first baby. I am trying to find emb designs featuring African American baby designs. I would greatly appreciate any help. thanks.

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    Machine embroidery?

    http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/searchr...search=african

    www.embroideryetcetera.com/amazing-designs-cultural.htm

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    If you are wanting designs that are African American babys just change the color of the thread.

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    Thanks. The colors of the rag quilt will be pink on top, blue in the middle and yellow on the bottom. The emb. designs will be done in blue.

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    I'm curious, are rag quilts safe for small babies? Not criticising, just wondering about loose threads and/or nooks and crannies being hard to keep really clean.

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    My understanding from the mother is that is will be a keepsake for use later when the child is older. I have made several other quilts for babies, this being the first rag quilt-but I did worry with your same concerns and discussed this with the mother. But I am still in need of emb. designs of African Am. babies. Any suggestions?

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    Many Many thanks :)

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    You are very welcome!!! It is a shame that they bury these cute embroideries in their websites and do not name them well for doing an internet search!!!

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    I did a wall hanging using Black Americana: Fun Time - it is a set of 9 embroidery patterns. Can't seem to get the picture loaded on the computer :( . The pattern has a web site listed - if this doesn't work there is a phone # listed on the pattern 661-873-9509. Good luck and have a lot of fun. www.redwork.info

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    Thanks for the information. May I ask if you did hand embroidery or machine embroidery? Her web site says the designs need to be drawn on the fabric. So it sounds like hand embroidery.

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    They were hand embrodiery - they were so fun to do - with their curly hair. Were you looking for machine or hand work?

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    I should have been more clear--I was looking for machine embroidery. But I sure do appreciate your time and effort. I will talk to the mother, I might just end up using the hand embroidery anyway. Many thanks.

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    You might also want to check out www.cjeureka.com She has some really cute designs.

    Diana

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    Go to Ebay.com..search Black Americana iron on transfers--the last one (tropical babaies) is cute I think...and not offensive.

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