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Thread: a few quilts for "Littlest Warrior"

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    All of them are very pretty. Good of you to make them.
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    Beautiful --- and for such a worthy cause !!
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    Your quilts are lovely, thanks so much for the information on what to think about when making preemie quilts! I have a dumb question though... You mention that you have 'birthed' your quilts, what does this mean? :-)

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    Very nice...thanks for 'quilting for others!'

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    These are all beautiful! I love them all! Thank you for making these for the little warriors!
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    Such nice quilts. So nice of you to make these for preemies.

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    Great quilts! I love the patterns and colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    I was interested to read there were no instructions re seams ... in another site, I read that there were to be minimal seams and definitely in the middle section, as it was irritating to the preemie. I'm sure every hospital has different thoughts.

    I'm particularly interested right now as my "adopted" nice just had a preemie, and I've been uncertain as what and how to make for the baby!

    Are they talking about seams on the backing? I'll have to ask about that since I end up with a rather large strip left from the flannel that I was just going to sew together to make more backings.

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    Well done!
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    No question is ever dumb.

    Birthing a quilt is when you place the backing fabric right-side up and the quilt top right-side down on top of it. Sew around all 4 edges leaving an opening. Turn it right-side out and stitch the opening closed. Then quilt as desired. I've just been doing SITD on these. If you use batting, it's backing fabric, quilt top, batting (I think I actually did use batting and regular cotton backing on the "Zoo" quilt. This is a little faster because you don't use any binding. At first it seemed so wrong to have the batting on top. But if you sandwich it in the middle like we normally do, it won't end up between them when you turn it.

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    Got it, thanks for the explanation! :-)

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    You have been very busy doing such thoughtful work. I loved your title
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    Bright colorful quilts that the babies and their families are sure to enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by key4unc View Post
    Are they talking about seams on the backing? I'll have to ask about that since I end up with a rather large strip left from the flannel that I was just going to sew together to make more backings.
    The backing they wanted solid, no seams ... and the front, generally they were keeping the seams away from the centre area, so that it did not rub thru the layers to the baby, being that the baby would be more in the centre of the quilt. As I said, I;m sure every hospital has different "rules", as to what they believe is best for the preemies in their care.
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    Very nice--bright and cheerful!

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    All are very nice quilts. Love the 2nd one with the dark fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    The backing they wanted solid, no seams ... and the front, generally they were keeping the seams away from the centre area, so that it did not rub thru the layers to the baby, being that the baby would be more in the centre of the quilt. As I said, I;m sure every hospital has different "rules", as to what they believe is best for the preemies in their care.
    The place where I send them doesn't put them directly on the baby. They are placed on top of the incubator. By the time the baby is ready to go home (and the quilts do go home with the baby), the seams probably aren't as much of an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojosnana View Post
    You have been very busy doing such thoughtful work. I loved your title
    Do you mean "Littlest Warrior"? I can't take credit for that. There's a lady on another quilting forum who makes 100 of these every year for the Naval Hospital. I think she might have come up with that title.

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    Very nice quilts. I'm sure the babies will love them, and keep warm.

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    They are all nice, and the impact of color in the second is excellent!
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    Each one is beautiful. Bless you for your generous heart, and quilt hugs to all the preemies and their families.

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    They are wonderful.

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    Those are great quilts and for such a nice cause. It will make the parents real really loved to know someone cared enough to make their wee baby a quilt.


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    very cute and cheerful!

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    They are all so beautiful just like the one who made them!

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