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Thread: baby clothes quilt

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    baby clothes quilt

    Plenty of people have made t-shirt quilts. But have you ever tried making a quilt from baby clothes? I was asked by a friend to help her create a keepsake quilt for her daughter from her grandson's baby clothes. So these are made from onsies, shirts, jammies with feet, burp cloths, diapers, bibs. I even included a pair of bunny slippers that I cut apart and sewed the top part, with the ears, on the blocks. She helped with the cutting, pairing up pieces to create the blocks, choosing the sashing and tying the finished product. She's on her way to her daughter's this week to present it to her.
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    You have executed that just beautifully. What a lovely idea .....something to be treasured forever.

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    How fun!
    Did you have to strengthen some of the fabrics? How is that done? I've been afraid to try a tee shirt quilt due to the extreme softness and thinness of long worn & washed tees.
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    Great job.....

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    Great job and absolutely priceless!!!
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    I have been thinking about doing this with my grown sons' baby clothes. Yours is really nice. Thanks for sharing.
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    Love it! My daughter has been wanting me to make one so I'm glad to see an example.

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    What a beautiful keepsake! And how nice, that your friend was willing to contribute time and ideas as well.
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    very nicely done, great job... i did one once and baby clothes are not easy to work with.
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    You did a great job on this quilt!
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    That came out quite cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltswithdogs View Post
    How fun!
    Did you have to strengthen some of the fabrics? How is that done? I've been afraid to try a tee shirt quilt due to the extreme softness and thinness of long worn & washed tees.
    They all had to be stabilized with a woven interfacing before I even started putting the blocks together. I cut out the parts I wanted first a bit larger than needed, laid all the pieces face up on a stabilizer, adhesive side up then press according to instructions. Just make sure the stretch runs in opposite direction. After it cooled I cut the blocks out to size. Surprisingly, any kind of fabric worked well once they were stabilized. They sew just like a heavier cotton. If you are still hesitant when you sew them, pin like crazy.

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    Wow! You ladies rocked it! That turned out so well! What a treasure.

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    fabulous memory quilt
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    I made two large twin quilts out of baby clothes. These were consignment quilts.
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    thanks, barbgooch
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    That is adorable!!

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    What a cute keepsake!
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    I made this out of my grand daughter's baby clothes and I printed her baby pics out on fabric and framed each one with the clothes
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    I also made a quilt from baby and toddler and child clothes. The older clothes needed starching and light muslin backing. also included were some soccer tees. It was for her Bat Mitzvah. She was so surprised and grateful to finally find d"those" tees. A lot of fun and learning from this one.
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    Cute idea and a quilt to be treasured.

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    Great work

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    What a lovely memory quilt!

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    Great job on this! A very special treasure~
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    Looks lovely!!!
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