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Thread: First baby quilt!

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    My gf had a beautiful baby boy on May 1st they named Oliver. I have been a bad friend, and hadn't made it over there to meet him yet. I had wanted to make him a quilt, but didn't have time before he was born. I finally found some perfect fabric to match the nursery, and got it done start to finish in three days! Quite a feat for me!! I think gingham it is so cute but won't be using it anytime soon. I never realized what a b**** it is to work with! I am happy with it and the size was great to machine quilt. I met Oliver today, he is such a cutie!! I hope you like it!
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    Ahh....that is so sweet! Glad you finally got to meet the little one. :thumbup:

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    I love the lay out of the quilt and the printed frabric is so adorable. Yes Gingham can be such a pain to work with.

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    Great job!

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    Well done! You are obviously a "good friend" and not a bad friend!! :)

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    Very nice! I've never worked with gingham - but it sure looks good in the quilt!

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    I was given three bolts of gingham, thought about using it in baby quilts. Would you please tell me why it is difficult to work with? Cutting, sewing, raveling, stretching?????? Thanks,Carol

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    Beautiful! Great job! I love the look of the quilting...

    Kbiederman and I worked on a different quilt together with gingham, and it's hard to work with because the 'lines' are hard to match up... do you follow the weave of the cotton or the lines of the print? I think no matter which you do, it's hard to get to look straight!

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    Aw,great quilt!!!!!!!!!

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    How sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    I was given three bolts of gingham, thought about using it in baby quilts. Would you please tell me why it is difficult to work with? Cutting, sewing, raveling, stretching?????? Thanks,Carol
    First let me say that I love the look of gingham! What Deedles and I found to be hard about it first of all, is that it is hard to cut it straight. Usually it is not perfectly straight on the bolt, and you can spend a lot of time trying to cut it straight and still not get it right. For me, when the pattern isn't striaght, it looks twisted even though its not.

    Second, it is really thin, which lends to the third problem I had with it. It contorted a lot for me. Now this may have just been me and my experience with it, I'm not sure. It seemed like every seam I had that met the gingham, it would end up that I was short on the gingham side. Then it would twist and pull and end up looking like my lines in the quilt were all messed up. If you look closely you can see some of it. Everything else ended up meeting well except that, and made the whole thing look like it was put together a little shoddy to me.

    Overall, I am happy with it, I did pretty good on the quilting, it being so small, and the binding went quickly too. I don't think that anyone that doesn't quilt would ever notice anything that I am talking about. So, if anyone has any tricks to using gingham that I just don't know, feel free to share! ~ Karen

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    Your'e gingam looks good to me, but if you are not happy with it get a cupon and try some hand woven fabric! It is better quality and always behaves for me.I sudgest the cupon because I wouldn't buy without one!lol

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    Very cute!!

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    Nice job. :thumbup:

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    Absolutely love it.

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    This is adorable, and those colors are perfect together.
    I know what you mean about Gingam checked fabric......

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    Very nice!

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    What a cute baby quilt. You did great. I have never worked with gingham and won't be after reading your post. Thanks for the heads up. I bet your friend loves the quilt. Great job.

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    Thank you so much for the kind comments! I had a lot of fun making it, and its rewarding to see it come together and finish it in such a short time! Thank you again!

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    Your quilt is very cute and perfect for the little one.

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    Very adorable quilt!! I love your focus fabric! I have the same sentiments about gingham that you do, I try to stay away from it.

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