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Thread: The Mitten by Jan Brett

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    The Mitten by Jan Brett

    This panel was originally produced to make a soft book, I chose to me a quilt. The author generously allows one to download the animal faces for story time to use as masks, I will Make baby bibs. However this is a little to thick and I would appreciate any suggestions for more pliable batting. Name:  20150329_152408_resized.jpg
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    What batting did you use?

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    Yes, what batting did you use?? I think the quilt came out darling. You did a great job making a book panel into a quilt. Some little kid is going to love it.
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    great book quilt
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    I love the book!!! Found her site and downloaded the masks. How will you make bibs with them....will you print them on fabric? They are really gorgeous and the panel is wonderful as a quilt!

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    Cute quilt!!
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    Natures Touch 100% cotton. Thinking just plain flannel to make it more pliable?

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    I'm experimenting with Sew - In Colorfast fabric, found it at Jo Anns. I've printed but haven't washed it yet hope it softens, if it doesn't I'll use something really soft, and plush for the back. Only been quilting since July, I have to admit I'm getting pretty addicted. This is for a dear friend of our youngest daughter, known her since kindergarten she is expecting her first in about a month.



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    How about Warm and Natural or Thermore? They're both thinner--particularly Thermore.

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    Your quilt is so adorable. I love the idea of wrapping up and reading the blanket that's wrapped around me.

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    what a great alternative to the intended use,looks nice
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    VERY CUTE QUilt
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    Your quilt is adorable!

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    My wonderful friend knitted an oversized mitten for me and put the book inside, as a gift to a new grandma.(me). It's one of my most prized Christmas decorations! Your quilt beautiful and will be so loved!
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    Jan Brett's art is wonderful! I would use the face fabric on the front (of course!) and then maybe terry cloth or some kind of fleece/flannel for the backing. No batting for me on bibs...just personal preferences. The quilt is wonderful.
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    just hand sewing the binding, turns out the fabric is a little stiff and water resistant, perfect for a bib front, wipe a ble is that a word?

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    I've also thought of just flannel fabric for batting?

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    That is very adorable and a great idea !
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    that is so cute! You did a great job!
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    Cute quilt.
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    I love this quilt! It's great for a little one and introduces them to reading in such a fun way!
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    This is one of my all time favorite books (I'm 60ish) and wish I had known about this panel ever being available. What a great way of putting it all together.

    Is there any info available on where to get this sweet item?

    Love your quilt!
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    That is a darling quilt.

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    Looks great.....

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