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Thread: Need help with this request I received!

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    Good Morning To My Quilting Friends,

    I received a request from a co-worker who is having a baby boy in June. I have already made her a crib quilt to give to her at her baby shower, but she has also mentioned that she wants what she calls a personal quilt for him. Is this what they call a binkee? I believe it measures about
    15" x 16". I also heard that they have ribbons on them with different textures for the baby to feel of.

    Are there kits sold for these?

    Thanks for you help,
    Vanessa

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    I've always known pacifiers to be binkies.
    I did a Google search and came up with pacifiers too.

    I have heard of some kids calling them "silkies" because of the "silky" binding on it.
    Other than that, I can't help you, but to say....
    If I were to make a personal quilt/blanket for a baby, if I were to put ribbon or something on it, I would make sure it was sewn down really well. Wouldn't want it coming up and baby sucking/choking on it.

    Maybe ask your friend to write down EXACTLY what she is wanting. Might help you to decide how/what to make.

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    I made a tag blanket that sounds simular to what you are saying. It is different textured ribbons and piping made to hang off the side so the baby can gum it and have it with him always. If you want more info just ask me I can tell you how I made mine.

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    I made a "taggie" for my little grandson. It is only about 6 or 7 inches square but with lots (and I mean lots) of tags from clothing and different textures to ribbon I sewed around the perimiter of the square. He loves to hold it and "explore" (which means chew on all of it) the different textures. It came out well and he likes it which was the main objective. I included a Sesame Street tag, a Big Dog tag, and McDonald's kids clothes tag and a few from his grandfather's clothes (that he hasn't even missed LOL). Then (you already knew this part), I went to Joann's and bought little pieces of bright colored ribbons--satin, grosgrain (tried to vary the textures). Maybe, that is what your friend meant?????

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    I'd love to see one of these . . . anyone have pictures?

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    Me too! I'm curious!

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    I would think she meant with all personal information. Mom dad baby name date of birth.......weight length.............I guess you got to ask cause I'm guessing to :D

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    If it's a taggie blanket, I found one for my grandson at potterybarnkids.com a couple of years ago. He loved his. It was only about 12" x 12" and my dil would put it by his face when he started fussing and he'd quiet pretty quickly. He never would take a pacifier, so we were glad it soothed him. It was a soft, minkie kind of fabric with the ribbon tags all around.

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    I also made one with ribbons. it was a 6" square of minki, different texture of ribbons sewn in all around. However, I don't think thats what your friend means. Why don't you just ask her?

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    Here's a link to a company that makes those little taggie squares.

    Imelda

    http://www.taggies.ie/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    I would think she meant with all personal information. Mom dad baby name date of birth.......weight length.............I guess you got to ask cause I'm guessing to :D
    I agree with Ruth. I just had the same request except she told me what she wanted. A quilt with the birth date, name and weight. If that is the case it will not do for a baby shower!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellow yellow
    Here's a link to a company that makes those little taggie squares.

    Imelda

    http://www.taggies.ie/
    Never seen one of those.
    Hmmm.....Guess I'm old or something lol

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    The little personal quilts that are popular out here are just a little piece that the little ones carry around. Usually they are out of a soft material like minky, that feels nice and soft against their skin. Some have a stuffed animal head attatched in the middle of them.

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    A personal baby quilt is a new concept to me. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for these cute little things. I haven't been to a baby shower in quite a while. Is this the latest craze?

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    V, You are a really-really nice person!! To have made 1 and they ask for another??:0)Here's what I would do if it were me...1st ask her to pencil out what she is wanting...and, 2-I'd tell her how much fabric to go buy:))LOL Then she'd have the colors she wanted, fabric and you would know exactly what she wants by the drawing. I do agree w/Ruth that they are prob wanting the personal info of birth, name, date, and weight. Which are very precious keepsakes forever. Skeat ps-the 'binkie' fabric you are talking about is that soft casmere feeling of a towel consistancy. Some have circles in a form on them, plaids and plain.

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    Thank you to all for the suggestions. I will be checking different websites to see what I come up with. And you are right Skeat, I kinda felt funny about it once she knew she was getting the crib quilt and then mentioning the personal quilt. If I do decide to give her the personal quilt, it will come later on for sure.

    Vanessa

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    The taggie quilts are a lot of fun for kids, I wish I had learned about them several years ago. Our granddaughter has autism and the texture of her clothes has been a VERY LARGE PROBLEM. In order to help her learn to deal with this, one of the teachers had gathered together such things as cotton balls (soft) sand paper (rough), etc. This eventually helped her to guide us in her clothing selections. (We bought a lot of clothes that were worn only once before we understood her "extra sensitive" nature. As she learned to describe to us her perception of "the feel" of her clothing, we were better able to make selections which were comfortable to her. When she was no older than two years of age, she could strip off clothes faster than we could get her dressed. At the age of fourteen, the first thing she does when she gets home from school is get out of her clothes and into a tee shirt gown. If someone comes over or if she wants to go outside, she quickly re-dresses --- no problem for her. I have made a taggie for my friends granddaughter. We used such things as the tops of socks, blue jean patches, parts of her husband's ties, ribbons, fabrics of various textures, tags from clothing, etc. I was very careful to be sure they were sewn very securely to the base fabric of fleece.

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