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Thread: Opinions on Buttons

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    Junior Member The Ivory Thimble's Avatar
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    I have always wanted to put buttons on baby quilts but always afraid they could harm baby. What is your opinion?

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    I would never put buttons on a baby quilt because they can harm the baby if they come off. The exception is if the quilt is to be used as a wall hanging.

    I agree that they look cute, though.

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    I would not put buttons on a baby quilt. Those little fingers can get things loose you would never believe.

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    I would say no. Baby quilts get laundered a lot, the buttons could get loosened an eventually come off.

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    nope, never have. If one broke and something happened I would feel bad forever. You can sew them on tight but they can always break.

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    No buttons on baby quilts. The rule is if it can fit through a toilet paper tube it's too small for babies. Buttons definitely fall into that category.

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    Instead of real buttons I have used circles of fabric sewn on and once added black fabric paint for the button holes.

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    i would not do it

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    Not even a question, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glassdriller
    Instead of real buttons I have used circles of fabric sewn on and once added black fabric paint for the button holes.
    Raw edge applique would add some texture. That would be my preference. Maybe a cross stitch in the middle to make it look like a button.

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    I've used buttons on some of the baby quilts I have done. They were meant to be used as heirloom quilts or quilts where it was used in a photo with the baby. Many mothers that I gifted the quilts to actually ended up using them for wall hangers.

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    No, they would be cute, but a VERY big risk of choking!...

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    I have used small yo-yos instead of buttons.

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    nope. they would be sure to get it off and swallow. same with toddlers or up to 3-4 yr olds. they do not realize what can happen, they still stick breans in their noses and ears, so you take it from there. wallhang would be very different, but then again, Mom might decide to use it if big enough.

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    NO

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    I agree. I would not put buttons on a quilt meant for any child under 3-4 years old. Too dangerous.
    Sue

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    buttons should never be added to a childs quilt...they are a choking hazard. especially children under 5===but older ones have been known to chew on things like that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayquilt
    I have used small yo-yos instead of buttons.
    what I was going to say!

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    no i dont do it on baby quilts

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    No to buttons but if you are looking for something textural, how about yo yo's, 3d pinwheels or Prairie pts... or even textured fabrics like baby corduroy, minkiee, flannel, fleece etc.

    I'm sure you'll get lots of advice here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv
    I would never put buttons on a baby quilt because they can harm the baby if they come off. The exception is if the quilt is to be used as a wall hanging.

    I agree that they look cute, though.
    I agree 100%

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    yea, this is a hard one for me because I love to embellish my quilts- but I would never, ever put buttons on a baby quilt--im not sure i would even trust a yo yo unless it was totally appliqued. I do a lot of 3 d pinwheels on my baby quilts. Lots of chenille- ric rak- anything to give it texture. some i tie off in places even though it has been quilted just to give it some character.

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    I have to agree with the ''No's". Definitely NOT worth taking the chance!

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    Only on a wall-hanging. As stated before, too great a choking hazard to be used on a quilt that will be regularly handled by a baby.

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    No, not buttons or even small yoyos. They can choke on those too if they can get them off.

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