Baby Blankie!

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  1. russellmuscle

    russellmuscle Well-Known Member

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    So I'm starting my first sewing project since I was like 14. I can make cushions etc but nothing fancy.

    I came across this lady on facebook who did blankies & pillows made out of bubs first clothing. But her waiting list is over a year. I watched a vid on utube it looks simple (so long as the quilt doesn't get too big)

    I am hugely sentimental and have a whole holdall of Jacksons first clothes :shock:

    I have designed it, and made my stencils. I hope it turns out nice! I'm gonna start it next week I'm mega excited. My first family heirloom :).

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  2. KellyHook

    KellyHook Well-Known Member

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    Hope it goes well, I have seen them blankets on Facebook, it's a fantastic idea!
     
  3. wifeywifey

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    I did some patchwork quilts for my boys there is a thread on here somewhere they were made out of clothes they look and feel amazing. Good luck

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    russellmuscle Well-Known Member

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    Thanks girls I'm so excited to start it.

    I'm not the best sewer in the world but I'm not waiting a year and it'll be more special if I make it I think!

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    How's the project going? I made my DD and DS blankets out of clothes! His has unfortunately disappeared! But she still has hers! I'm just making a blanket for a friends baby that's almost finished!
     
  6. russellmuscle

    russellmuscle Well-Known Member

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    Well I've picked out all the clothes, drew up what I'd *like* may not turn out that way but the thing that's kinda holdin me bk is I don't know where to find a place that will embroid a patch as my machine just stitches..

    So have to order a back to it but I don't know whether to get a back and front then put on patched and a border because its made from clothes it might not be that bit sturdy or thick but if I put the patches on a front cover I think it might come out better, we'll see...

    Ill upload pics when I start, I've got a tonne of housework to get on top of, might be next week I actually get round to sew.

    xxxxx
     
  7. wifeywifey

    wifeywifey Well-Known Member

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    I made the from with clothes and the back with a bed sheet folded in two for extra thickness and its really heavy, you will be suprised at how sturdy it is.

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  8. russellmuscle

    russellmuscle Well-Known Member

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    I thought the middle were the patches were would be really thin ? I suppose the folded fabric is the same as 2 layers but I didn't even think of doing it that way!

    All my bedding is brown & tan or cream, doesn't really fit with the design I want or I would use my bedding - I'm gonna need to order in some fabric - does anyone know if fabric is cheaper in stores or ebay ?

    xxxxx
     
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    I can't wait to see how this turns out! Hope the project is going well.

    Don't know if this will help or not, but I made a patchwork santa sack (for OH :lol:) and didn't like the thought of seeing the patches from the inside when you opened the drawstring, so once I'd finished the patchwork panel, I sewed a layer of the backing fabric onto the back - so the front side was effectively double-fabric (one patchwork, the other plain) and then I used another piece of the plain backing fabric for the back of the santa sack.

    I have no idea if I've explained that clearly or not - sorry!! But it did help to stop the finished project feeling too flimsy.
     

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