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Thread: Moda Giggles Charms (stroller quilt in the making)

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    I am making this for a co-worker who's expecting a bundle next month.

    Not too sure if I should use a thin cotton quilt batting, or just another piece of flannel...any suggestions would be appreciated. Also, what kind of fabric should I use to bind it?

    Thanks!!!
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    Very pretty! I am a sucker for blues and yellows :D I think any of the colors in your quilt would work for the binding and be beautiful :D

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    fun fabrics ! I use a fabric from the quilt and make my own binding. Silver metal wide feeder found at Joann fabrics in quilt section. Otherwise, just normal quilt binding.

    love your choice of colors!
    Chairjogger

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    Thank-you both for your replies.

    As for the binding, I did not word the question correctly....I meant to ask:
    Should I bind the quilt with a flannel fabric, or is there a better choice?

    Thanks again!

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    I love the touch of flannel for babies. I don't know if the flannel is strong enough as a binder, the edges get a lot of wear. If your quilt is already flannel, makes sense.

    I still have a quilt I made for my daughter ( 25 years old now). The flannel is still in great shape, I know I used a regular store bought quilt binding. But, I was new to the quilting thing then... The blanket was used hard and then for her baby.

    Just have the fun, enjoy you are doing for someone you know and they will love it anyway!
    Chairjogger

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    Cute quilt!

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    very cute!

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    Oh it is adorable, that quilt will be loved very much :)

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    I've never even thought of a stroller quilt. It's lovely!! :D

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    Very Cute. The baby will love it for many years to come. I made my granson a Hexigon whene he was a baby (all by hand and that was my first quilt Jumped both feet into the water ) and he is still useing it today. He will be 7 this Sep.

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    Love your quilt. I have never used flannel, but agree with chairjogger, that flannel might not be strong enough for a binding. It most likely would fray quicker.

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    Did you decide what type of batting to use yet? Looking at your Avatar I'm wondering if you're in a very warm climate? If so another piece of flannel would probably be heavy enough, but if you're in a "normal" type weather spot, I'd probably put the cotton batting into it for warmth on a cool windy day.

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    Very nice!! Baby will love that!!

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    Very pretty quilt. I'll bet the new Mom "to be" will love it.
    My Mom uses a heavy weight flannel or a cotton sheet. For a stroller quilt, you wouldn't need it to be real heavy.

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    Looking good.

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    so cute!!!!

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    Lucky baby!!!

    I love Warm & Natural batting for baby quilts!

    Judith


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    I think a nice yellow would look good for the binding. In your quilt I see more blue than yellow so I think the yellow would bring out the yellow a little more!! I love your quilt! Its so bright and cheerful. I love blues and yellows together!! I am doing the mystery quilt in blues and yellows and greens!!!

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    I like to use double fabric on my bindings and flannel might be too thick doubled. Is there anoher fabric in cotton tha tmight go with these pieces? If so, that what I'd do.

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    I have a 2 year old and she loves the blanket I made her out of flannels. I did not put batting in it. I just put flannel on the back. That way she can carry it with her wherever she goes. I also put some cheniele on it. She rubs her face on the cheniele. You could put a border of cheniele and then do the quick turn method. Don't bind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorils
    I have a 2 year old and she loves the blanket I made her out of flannels. I did not put batting in it. I just put flannel on the back. That way she can carry it with her wherever she goes. I also put some cheniele on it. She rubs her face on the cheniele. You could put a border of cheniele and then do the quick turn method. Don't bind it.
    I like the idea of the quick turn method, I think that I'll do that : 0 )

    And thanks to all for the comments! I love being able to share my work and getting feed back.

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