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    Take a cereal bag to make a baby toy...

    I printed out the pattern where you take the cereal bag, wash it, cut it, add fabric "tails" but can't remember if there is batting or not...anyone help me?

    Found the link... http://www.cucicucicoo.com/2014/02/h...ggie-baby-toy/
    Last edited by Julienm1; 02-09-2015 at 08:25 PM.

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    Thanks for the link.....cute gift idea

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    I made these out of fleece so they had the added advantage of being a small "snuggly".
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    Well, according to the tutorial you linked to, there is no batting....

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    Thanks for this link!

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    Thanks for the link. I wondered what was used for the crinkly part - now I know.

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    I made a lot of them for baby gift. I tried many material (cotton, minky, flanel, satin...) and made some with batting, some without. Because you want it to be souple but still to have body, I had the best result when using flannel in the middle for batting.

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    Thanks for the link.

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    I would love to make some of these types of things, but I haven't quite figured out the best way to collect an assortment of ribbon. I mean, there are tons of types of ribbon out there, but I'm thinking you want washable kinds, and I'd want to buy an assortment of patterns instead of lots of long rolls.

    I saw a store once that sold odds and ends of ribbons. I should have nabbed them but wasn't in the market at the time...
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    I wonder how this would work for a cat toy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict View Post
    I wonder how this would work for a cat toy?
    I bet if you put some cat nip inside the kitty would love them...

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    This is just the cutest idea! I hope I can remember it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    I would love to make some of these types of things, but I haven't quite figured out the best way to collect an assortment of ribbon. I mean, there are tons of types of ribbon out there, but I'm thinking you want washable kinds, and I'd want to buy an assortment of patterns instead of lots of long rolls.

    I saw a store once that sold odds and ends of ribbons. I should have nabbed them but wasn't in the market at the time...
    Home Sew sells ribbon assortments. Approximately 25 yds for $2.95.

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    This is a cute idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnbug View Post
    Home Sew sells ribbon assortments. Approximately 25 yds for $2.95.
    Here is the address for Home Sew. I've order many things from them, but especially their swim wear elastic. That elastic is resistant to bleach, so lasts a long time in neonatal baby sheets.

    Home Sew Inc
    P.O. Box 4099
    Bethlehem, PA 18018-0090
    USA

    Or online at: www.homesew.com

    I hope this is allowable. Just a very satisfied customer.

    I just went to this site and found a lace and ribbon assortment bag for $4.00. Sounds like just what you would need.
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    Very cool....we have one grandson just arrived and another on the way. I shall be busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Well, according to the tutorial you linked to, there is no batting....
    True, no batting but plastic pet food bags work also, they just make a different sound.
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    I thought you guys had gone crazy!1 Giving a cereal bag to a baby. Glad I stopped and looked. The bag goes inside LOL.
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    Done is better than perfect.

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    Very cute. Thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly View Post
    True, no batting but plastic pet food bags work also, they just make a different sound.
    I do not buy cereal but sure have pet food bags, want to make some for GGS who is almost 7 months.
    Thank you for the extra hint of what to use inside the toy.
    sewnbug and maviskw, I have not used the company in a long time but they sure do have neat things at good prices.
    Thank you for the reminder.

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    very interesting. I have someone having a baby, and may do this instead of a quilt. great idea.
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    I have made many of these and used my left over of baby flannel (all washed). I had lots of trims from making many items that were not quilts. They all turned out nice and the babies love them. They are fun to make also.
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    Thanks for the idea ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julienm1 View Post
    I printed out the pattern where you take the cereal bag, wash it, cut it, add fabric "tails" but can't remember if there is batting or not...anyone help me?

    Found the link... http://www.cucicucicoo.com/2014/02/h...ggie-baby-toy/
    Cute idea and a great website! She has all kinds of good, crafty ideas on there. It took me a minute to say the site's name out loud: "Coo-chee-coo-chee-coo."

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