baby quilt fabric

Happy Birthday, Abby!

The sonogram has confirmed that the baby is going to be a girl! It seemed like yesterday, but actually yesterday was my granddaughter’s 1st birthday. A year ago this Grandma started to pull out the fabrics choices and designed a baby quilt.  Actually, Grandma made two for Abby. With extra fabric, burp cloths in the …

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Designing Handmade Quilts for Children

Baby Quilt Design Puzzles

When designing a new baby quilt, there is material all over my sewing room. Once I settle on my pattern, then I can put away a few of the piles and choose the right fabric. But first I must contend with the blues to my right, greens to the left, and the soft baby pinks that are within reach straight ahead.

Choosing Fabric for Handmade Baby Crib Quilts

“One yard of fabric, like one cookie, is never enough!”

When designing a new baby quilt, the choice of fabric is so essential to my design. I sit for hours in quiet solitude with my “stash” just rummaging through the piles of organized chaos. I keep my materials together by color, but from that point the rest is truly a decision unique to each and every handmade baby quilt that I design.

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