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Thread: Double Wedding Ring Baby Quilt

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    Double Wedding Ring Baby Quilt

    Has anyone mada a baby quilt using the double wedding ring pattern? I am seeing 1930's fabrics with a soft cream background. Just don't know if using that pattern for a baby quilt is right. After all it is called wedding ring.

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    I think it would be beautiful for a baby - you could go heavy on the blues or the pinks depending on whether you know the sex of the baby. Call it "Ring Around The Rosy".
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    I think it would be wonderful for a baby quilt. Keepsake quilting (I think) has a bed runner that is like a double wedding ring but with star pokey points that make it fab. Maybe his variation would be nice.
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    Not sure I would want to put all that work into it for the baby to spit up on it. I make mine and tell the recipient that it is to be used and not just put away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR View Post
    Not sure I would want to put all that work into it for the baby to spit up on it. I make mine and tell the recipient that it is to be used and not just put away.
    I agree thats a lot of work for a baby quilt that will get spit up on and only used a brief time. DWQ is more of a keepsake because of the work put into it

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    baby quilts can be used through the toddler years if made a good size. i made 45" double sided flannel baby blankets for my friends and they used them for years. i think you should use any pattern that you want to make your baby quilt. colors and fabric patterns can play a key role in keeping it kid friendly but really today, quilters are using all colors/patterns to make baby quilts: browns, grays, blacks/whites; colors i normally would not have associated with baby quilt.

    have fun with your quilt project and good luck. using some wonderfully busy prints (and good quality fabrics) will help to camouflage many spit up spots.
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    If you want to cut down on the amount of work to do with the dwr baby quilt, you can use solid pieces of fabric for the arcs, instead of joining small pieces of fabrics to make the arcs. I have seen large dwr quilts done that way. Still gorgeous! There are also template rulers you can buy to use to rotary cut the pieces. Good luck!

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    I tend to make my baby quilts from fabrics that aren't babyish. I also make them larger than a baby quilt. This way, the quilt can move on with the baby as it ages. I say "Go For It"!!!!
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    Thank you everyone for your ideas and comments. I think I will try this pattern for the baby quilt, the stars are a good idea.

    The quilt will be made to be used, I agree, colorful with some prints and hopefully it will be dragged around and loved. Whenever I give a quilt, I put a note in it that it is to be used and loved. My work going into it is free therapy for me and enjoyment, I would hate to think of it put away just to be kept safe.

    Now to go think of colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    I agree thats a lot of work for a baby quilt that will get spit up on and only used a brief time. DWQ is more of a keepsake because of the work put into it
    I disagree. If it is a good quality fabric and is washed properly, it will be fine. The only thing is that the quilter has to decide whether he/she is making it for a show piece or for one that is to be enjoyed by the baby. That precious baby is worth it. Happy quilting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I tend to make my baby quilts from fabrics that aren't babyish. I also make them larger than a baby quilt. This way, the quilt can move on with the baby as it ages. I say "Go For It"!!!!
    I agree, I like to make my baby quilts with more sophisticated colors/designs, so that the baby does not outgrow the quilt but grows into it - that way I know it will be used and enjoyed for a good long time.
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    It isn't that much work if you use the Rings that Bind method & arc tool by Cheryl Phillips. I plan to make a king size one for my son & his wife. http://www.amazon.com/Rings-That-Bin.../dp/0967789443 There used to be a tutorial on HGTV's web-site. If you all ready have the arc template--it's pretty easy to figure it out. I would use the smaller one for a baby quilt.
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    I always make baby blankets large enough to use on their toddler bed later. Any pattern design is apropiate for a baby in my mind. The Rings..could be arms hugging..that precious child...Circles of Love..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR View Post
    Not sure I would want to put all that work into it for the baby to spit up on it. I make mine and tell the recipient that it is to be used and not just put away.
    I totally disagree with this. I just made three baby quilts for two mommies. One was very simple and the other two were more elaborate(it was for a double baby shower of sisters. I knew one and not the other.) I made them around 40"s so that they can be used till they are 5 years old as snuggle blankets. Its not about the work that goes into the quilt its the thought. and who cares if the baby spits up on it. if you went by babies spitting up on things then they might as well not have anything other than white onesies that can be bleached and have nothing but white sheets because they can be bleached also. (what fun would this be). my friend who i made two baby quilts for she will be using them both and I don't care if they get destroyed. that is the best compliment for a quilter. a quilt used to death. especially the ones that are of heirloom thought and quality. ( I hope that this makes since).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR View Post
    Not sure I would want to put all that work into it for the baby to spit up on it. I make mine and tell the recipient that it is to be used and not just put away.
    I agree with Donna. It would be lovely in baby colors, but I like my baby quits to be loved and used and dragged around by a child, and I would NOT put that much work into something like that. Perhaps you could make a wall hanging with the date and names of the baby and parents in the center of the circles.

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    My granddaughter is 16 now. When she was born, I made her a bowtie in reds and white with a flannel backing. After a few years, they brought it back to me to be refurbished. The binding was in tatters and worn thin. I cut the edges back, put in new batting a a new flannel back and of course new binding. A few years later it came back again really tattered. I told them to retire that woobie and made her a rag quilt--larger in size to replace it. The moral of this story is that I knew it was being used and loved by Miranda.

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    This is what I have done so far, I have all my blocks made, next step is I need to blanket stitch all of them. Thank you for all your comments.



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