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Thread: Baby Quilt Quandary

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    Senior Member Monale's Avatar
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    Jul 2014

    Baby Quilt Quandary

    I've previously made and gifted half a dozen or so baby quilts, however, both in my passport country and the country I live in, we only give baby gifts once the baby is here. But now my American team mate is going to have a baby shower which presents me with the following problem:

    The quilt is ready (almost - am going to finish it later today), but I was planning on labelling it with the baby's name and birthdate. But I'm not going to know that at the time of the shower... Knowing that baby showers are pretty common in the US, therefore my question to all you Americans: How do you gift and label baby quilts?

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    Senior Member
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    Feb 2018
    North-East England
    Why not give the quilt at the Shower and explain to the recipient that you would like to take it back so that you can label it once the baby is born.

    I’m sure the mum-to-be will be delighted to have a personalised gift.

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    Super Member
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    Sep 2010
    Heart of Colorado's majestic mountains!
    Why not give the quilt for the shower so it can be shared and admired at the shower. Then, make and send the label later and ask that someone attach it to the quilt for you.

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    Mar 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    You can either put a label on with the space ready for the information and include a fabric marker for her to finish it or mail a label for her to attach later.

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    Super Member WMUTeach's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
    Portage, Michigan
    On several of my baby quilts, I have written Made for Baby (Last Name) in honor of your birth in (Year) From (Your Name). This is not exact but it does give some info and avoids taking the quilt back after the shower.

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    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
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    Northern Michigan
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    I’ve made baby quilts with labels where the name, date, etc was left blank to be filled in. I’ve also put labels that just said (example- A special quilt for a special baby girl - if they knew ahead what they were having) baby McCray - made with love by ....... August 2018
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    Jun 2010
    The Deep South near Cajun Country, USA
    What I have seen, is that a smaller gift, maybe burp cloths or cute cuddle baby toy, is given at the shower, along with a picture of the quilt. A note saying that the quilt is for the baby and will be delivered as soon as the baby's name and birthdate can be added to the quilt is usually very much appreciated.
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