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Old 07-26-2013, 12:28 PM
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I just finished a baby quilt for my ggd. While picking up the scraps, I came across a message on the white strip at the edge of the fabric that I used for the back of the quilt. It says "not intended and not suiltable for use in children's sleepwear". My favorite quilt shop ladies thought it would still be OK to give. They seemed to think the fabric is no different from many cotton/blends on the market. What would you do? Thank you for your comments.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:43 PM
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is it sleepwear you made? some fabrics catch fire and melt on the wearer. mainly polyester. if it's a quilt, you can say not to use it in the crib during the night. otherwise, buy something else.
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all flannels in the U.S. have that warning on them- unless they are made for childrens pj's...flannels marketed for childrens pajama's have a special chemical added to them to make them flame retardant...and fyi- this added chemical washes away after about 20 washes...if you used it for a quilt it is fine...(and some of us have made our kids/grandkids pj's with that same flannel--- personally I don't buy the flannels with the added chemicals. it is nothing to worry about in your quilt- the child is not going to be wearing it- and it is no different than any other cotton fabric you use for quilts
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:10 PM
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You made a quilt not sleepwear. Normal quilting fabric is intended for sleepwear either. As soon as he is walking, he will be dragging it around with his thumb in his mouth being very happy with life from his point of view !!!
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:03 PM
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It should be fine.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:05 PM
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I would be comfortable using it since the child won't be wearing it!
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:24 PM
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A lot of juvenile cotton prints have that warning. I would not be concerned with using the fabric for a quilt. They will be using cotton sheets on the baby bed, right?
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:33 PM
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that label is on most fabrics. but think about it. Now a days who smokes around small children and how many children smoke. But if I see fabric like that, I move on. Not taking any chance with anyone.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:33 PM
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Don't worry about it! I've never seen the stuff that IS recommended for children's sleepwear in a fabric store. . .
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:17 PM
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And the "not intended for children's sleepwear" means that the fabric that IS is treated with chemicals to prevent quick burning in case of a fire. I'd rather NOT have the children I know and love and sew for have to snuggle with "chemicalized" fabrics if I can help it! I'd rather be careful of my surroundings than rely on chemicals for safety, wouldn't you?

Go for the regular cotton fabric with confidence and wash it before gifting.

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