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Thread: How do I girl this quilt?

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    Super Member sewmom's Avatar
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    I bought this fabric to make a baby quilt. I founf out that the baby is a girl. I'm using the fabric anyway. what can i do to make it look sorta girlie? i think bacause of the stripe that i will either put a red block in the corners oradd a piece in the border to make it fit. i have some red ric rac that i could use. Everyone on this board has great ideas and are so ceative, i thought that i would ask you. What do you think? the parents of this little girl are big dog lovers and run a doggy daycare.
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    Your quilt will be a hit for baby, with the red/black/and white features! Good show!
    As a girl, I can say that I would PROUDLY wrap my baby girl in your quilt ... (no sexism in these old bones! LOL)
    oh, all right ... a bit of rickrack and some lace and ribbon would probably not detract too much

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    Girls like puppies! I think it is real cute. I would add a narrow red border on the outside of the black one.

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    I think your quilt will fit for any baby.

    As mentioned in others, little girls like puppies too.

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    Love the fabric and pattern :D:D:D
    Rick rack, prairie points, a ruffle around the edges instead of binding...
    I can't wait to see what you decide :D:D:D

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    I like the quilt! Maybe add some ribbons.

    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I like the quilt! Maybe add some ribbons.

    Karen
    Do you recall a post about making little blankets with the ribbons hanging out of the sides so the little kids could play with the ribbons? I can't think of where the thread was, but it gave some texture to the project, to be sure!

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    I think it is so cute. Girls do like puppies too! What do you think about a ruffled edge out of the lighter paw print fabric to lighten it up. I thnk we tend to use lighter fabrics for girlie.
    I know my almost 5year old DGD would LOVE it!

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    If you really feel a need to "girl it up" (which, personally, I don't think it needs) but if you do, I'd put a little eyelet trim sewn into the border and/or the binding.

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    I think a red ruffle around the edge would "girl" it up nicely. It's precious, I'm sure she'll love it!

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    you could put tied pink ribbon bows in the center blocks, by the way that is so cute

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    It's really cute as is! Any girl baby would love being wrapped in that quilt. And I bet she will drag it around for years and years! I love the rick rack idea, but it's sweet as it is! What cute fabrics! And perfect for dog loving folk!

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    I think your quilt is great as it is.


    I CAN tell you what my sister did in a like situation. She put lace all around the outside, leaving the lace loose to act as a frill.

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    Eyelet trim sounds good to me.

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    I sometimes have used eyelit lace or a ruffle if I want it to be more girlie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Your quilt will be a hit for baby, with the red/black/and white features! Good show!
    As a girl, I can say that I would PROUDLY wrap my baby girl in your quilt ... (no sexism in these old bones! LOL)
    oh, all right ... a bit of rickrack and some lace and ribbon would probably not detract too much
    great idea.

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    I really think it's cute as is. However, you could add some cotton eyelet lace in the binding.

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    She is going to grow up in a doggy daycare, she will have to love puppies and her beautiful quilt!!!

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    oops

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    I think it's just perfect how it is....maybe some red rick rack, but that's about all. Very cute design...they will really love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    I think it's just perfect how it is....maybe some red rick rack, but that's about all. Very cute design...they will really love it.
    That sounds good. I wouldn't change much. It's a great quilt for a girl.

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    I think a lighter color instead of the black bone print , maybe light green and a small insert of some lace might make it a little more feminine. it sure is cute.

    Margie

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    I love the idea of red blocks in the corners and a red ruffle would be awesomely fantastic for the finish.
    That is some great fabric and they are gonna go ga-ga for this quilt! :-D

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    I can't think of any reason that wouldn't work for a girl. Go for it.

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    I think the idea of using some red jumbo ric rac would be fabulous. It would definitely make the quilt softer looking for a girl. The quilt top is adorable!

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