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    help need baby ideas

    I just finished a twister baby blank for my soon to be great great niece and wanted to know if any one has any suggestions for a few more baby things I could make quickly to go with it. I only have 10 days until the shower.
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    burp cloths made from cloth diapers. Google for ideas. There's several different ways you can do them.

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    bibs! plenty of free patterns in google land.

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    I have made nursing cover ups. The ones you buy are so small and expensive. You can make one from a yard of fabric in just a few minutes. PM me if you want my directions. Easy.

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    Burp cloths, changing pad, bibs, self binding receiving blanket from Missouri Star Quilt Youtube video. The cutest burp cloths I've seen was white terry cloth on one side and white flannel on the other (flannel helps keep it in place on the sholder) They had embroidered with their machine, crossed checkered flags with the words "Spit Crew" underneath. Another cute one had "Spit Happens" embroidered on it. You can do a couple in manly fabric so that the Dad won't be embarassed to use them too.

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    Fitted crib sheets are also pretty quick, to make.

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    How about a hooded towel? I just made one that looked like a monster but you can make ducks, dogs, cats, make-up-your-own whatever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewflower View Post
    I just finished a twister baby blank for my soon to be great great niece and wanted to know if any one has any suggestions for a few more baby things I could make quickly to go with it. I only have 10 days until the shower.
    The last couple baby quilts I made had coordinatign book bags to go with them. Just slightly bigger than most kiddy books-----about 12" wide and 9" high. The bottoms and sides were about 3 inches. The little tote works for carrying the quilt or for books or maybe even a couple toys;.
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    How about a bath towel for baby. I make them by trimming the top of the towel to look like a bib apron, and then fold the bottom up about 14" and stitch the sides up, making a large pocket all the way across the towel. Finish it off with some binding string around the neck and waist. You can embroider on the top, add rick-rack, or whatever. It is really neat because it keeps mom or dad dry during the bath, then you put the baby in the pocket and roll him up close to you. By the time you get to the changing table, he's dry.

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    I used flannel on all my burp cloths, and diaper changing pads; so much cozier for that little tender skin and the mothers were absolutely in awe of how handy these were - not to mention if they have a baby who upchucks a lot - a dozen burp cloths don't go far - made each of my nieces a dozen, and both had babies who had a time getting used to their formula and even breast milk... so they washed daily... and one had a preemie - so I made little bibs; I called them mini bibs; about 4 inches across that went around the neck, but no ties on them - just easy to tuck under the chin to keep the little outfits cleaner... I also made a dozen of them for each new mommy - they'd never heard of such a thing - but loved them.
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    If there are sibs why not a little something for them?
    when life gets you down go and talk with a little kid. They will help you work out even the worst problems with their simple logic.

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    I buy a dozen prefolded diapers. sew a decorative piece of material on the bottom. Embrodiery or use an applique and wala. Mothers love them more than anyother burpies!
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    Full body baby bibs, car seat covers, fabric books, bottle coozies (to help keep formula/milk warm longer), curiosity balls or blanket, a fabric toy.

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    I you know the sex of the baby, some cotton diaper covers are always appreciated and very easy to make. Or a couple of diaper covers and a couple of shirts with a cute applique. They stitch up so fast and so few give them.

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    I had made burp clothes for the local life care center that help needy mothers. I used lots of my scrap of fannel. Sewed two pieces together and turned then stitched around the outside. I made these for my granddaughter and she loved them and had me make some for her friends. I have also made changing pads from the fannel and bids with prints on the front and fannel on the back to help absorb.

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    I made 6 burp clothes for my daughter, she said they were the best! When someone at work was having a baby, I asked my daughter if I should make burp clothes or buy a gift. My daughter said, definiately, burp clothes. I bought 1 yard of flannel, washed it first, ironed it, and cut in in threes (double). I put the flannel right sides together on top of the batting, sewed all the way around rounding off the corners to the rectangles. I leaf an opening, and turned it inside out. Hand sewed the opening closed and stitched around the edges and machine quilted them. Easy. It was actually fun to make something without having to match or do excessive cutting.

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    i've made a matching cloth basket/box to keep diapers etc. in.

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    I think that I have done all of the above but I must say I also knit a number of cotton wash cloths baby sized and they were well appreciated. I also made a nursing pillow and a cover for the shopping cart.
    Here is the free pattern

    http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/cart_cover.html
    Last edited by lowjane; 06-01-2012 at 03:01 PM. Reason: spelling error

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