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Thread: Am i daft; is this silly or should i...... I need help

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    I did start on sewing a some kind of railway patternd baby blanket, well i have only done one yet cause i m really slow since i m a beginner.

    is that really silly of me since i really need to make a baby blanket quite quick, can you recomend me something else i can do faster but that will look a bit complicated :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    or should i continue?

    You see its for a baby and shes already born, shes about a week old now :wink:

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    One of my first baby quilts was a disappearing 9 patch.very easy went together in a day.

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    A simple charm pack quilt is easy to go together too. You can get baby fabrics and cut them into 6 inch squares, then instead of heavy quilting, just tie it. Do a double batting to it will be thicker and more cuddly, that way it can be used as something to lay the baby on! If it's a boy, and the fabric choices seem to girly, you can choose plaids & stripes...

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    you can get some cute baby panels cut them apart and add some simple blocks to them it,s the fastest way to make a baby quilt ,works for me

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    if you need it quick you could just get a nice printed fabric or panel and just quilt it to a back using the pictures as your quilt design :lol: My mom has done this when a quick little project is needed but looks like it took a lot of work. you are really just outlining the pictures with different color threads. Hope this helps.
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    What about a rag quilt ? I just finished one that took about 10 hours from cutting out the strips to clipping the edges . Let us know what you decide , and trust me your secret is safe with us we won't tell the baby its late :wink:
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    You are not being silly.
    We all tend to do a lot of work when we are running out of time, no matter how much lead time we are given.

    when I think of a simple quilt, the simple square of differing fabrics comes to mind.
    The next block would be a four patch. It is pretty amazing what doing a four patch, alternated with a plain square ... it is pretty amazing how complicated it looks ... I would tie the quilt, using either embroidery thread or cotton crochet thread, size ten.
    Fact of the matter is: when you do something that no one else can do, they ARE IMPRESSED! and, what a privilege to be able to gift a new baby with a quilt of its very own. That would be very encouraging to the new mom, too.

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    I agree with omak, a simple 4 patch can look complicated to someone who doesn't quilt, And tying a baby quilt is a good idea.

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    I have seen lots of beautiful baby quilts made out of the pattern omak suggested :wink:

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    I really, really cheated on this one. My DD best friend had to have an emer. c-section, they thought they baby had heart problems. She asked if I could make the baby a quilt and we were going down the next weekend. Yikes... sooooo, I went to my local Joann's and they had this fabric. The whole thing was already put together with the cute appliqued butterfiles. All I did was add batting and a cute backing, machined quilted and did a pkg. satin binding. Mom and the nurses in the nicu loved it and I was able to make it in a day. Baby is doing great, only had to be in the hosipital for a month, guess she just wanted to get here early.

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    Lol, now I feel bad. I saw that you are in Norway. Probably no Joann's...

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    Here's another quick one. I just did a focal fabric in the middle then just did strips around it, all with stuff I had on hand.
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    Lol, now I feel bad. I saw that you are in Norway. Probably no Joann's...

    Lol, no i m afraid no such thing here



    Quote Originally Posted by dimplesinjuly
    Here's another quick one. I just did a focal fabric in the middle then just did strips around it, all with stuff I had on hand.
    However this i could get done, would i be a terrible quilter if i used a kind of velour as backing?? :oops:

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    That would be nice and soft for the baby, just remember it will probably be washed alot.

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    Hi sunnyhope,

    it sounds like you already started on the rail fence. Why don't you want to finish it? Just because the baby is already here does not mean that you can't give the gift later. After all, the little one will not be able to recognize a quilt for a while (and she won't miss not having one.)

    This quilt is important for your skill development. I think you will learn a lot just finishing the rail fence. It is a lovely baby pattern and appropriate for a beginning quilter. Nobody will (or should) look at your gift and criticize you for having chosen that pattern. I am sure that a well-done rail fence will be loved and appreciated by the recipient.

    My recommendation for you is to stick with it. Finishing feels soooooo good (trust me, I know all about that).

    Happy quilting.

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    If the velour is washable, it would work as a backing.

    Assuming this is a blanky to be used by the baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimplesinjuly
    Here's another quick one. I just did a focal fabric in the middle then just did strips around it, all with stuff I had on hand.
    I m sewing your suggestion right now as this is something i felt i could finish in a reasoable amount of time and i ll either bind it with little ribbons or i will try doing in the ditch, it will be my first time so wish me luck :wink:

    ps. i will do a prectice piece first but still i need all the luck i can possibly get :mrgreen:

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    You will do fine with whatever you choose to do. I know that most people love the handmade things. Happy sewing :mrgreen: And show us a pic when your done

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimplesinjuly
    You will do fine with whatever you choose to do. I know that most people love the handmade things. Happy sewing :mrgreen: And show us a pic when your done

    Thanks :wink:

    How do you do the cutting on rag quilts?

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    Agreed, rail fence is a great quilt for a beginner! So, it will be ready when it is ready, it is like fine wine. It takes some time and love, but when you are ready to give it, you will give it with such pride, then it will be treasured because you gave it to them! I got a charm quilt top ready for a baby born 10 days ago, got to put the batting and backing on it and finish it, not sure when I will get done with it, when the mood hits me! They will love it all the same. They get so many gifts at the beginning, I think they enjoy a gift of love anytime you are ready to give it!

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    did that make any sense?

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    I think anything you make for the new baby will be very appreciated. Moms love handmade stuff! Don't stress yourself out making the perfect quilt. This little one is going to love anything you handcraft. It's a gift from the heart.

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    I think the four patch would be cute and fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimplesinjuly
    Here's another quick one. I just did a focal fabric in the middle then just did strips around it, all with stuff I had on hand.
    Just have a ?

    I have made something like this but like a rag quilt and i have flannel as the back piece; i have also got the name THEA cut out with accu cut (or what its called :oops: )

    where would you put the name; in the middle on the front piece or somewhere on the back piece to have something there aswell?????????

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    Hi there, I would just play with it. Lay it down on different parts of the quilt. If the quilt has the fluffy edges around each strip, then for me, it sounds like in the center would be good. What I do on the back is make a label and put it in a lower corner. It sounds like you are doing great!!

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