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Baby Clothes to Patchwork Quilt ~ Upcycling again!

September 25, 2012

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have bags and bags of baby clothes cluttering up your home stored away safely to sort through one day, even when the baby that wore them has long since grown out of them.  Well I finally sorted mine a few weeks back, and there were some items that were just too precious to give to charity or hand-down. Not precious as in woven by golden silk worms you understand, but precious as in memorable and evocative; you see the fabric and you’re immediately transported back in time to that morning in the woods where they just started to walk and poddled off on their own wearing that cardigan and looking oh-so-grown-up and oh-so-proud-of-themselves, or where they nestled into your neck and snuggled to sleep on you wearing that babygrow, or where they ran round the garden trying to catch the bubbles you’ve blown wearing that pretty little dress, or where they met their baby brother for the first time wearing that t-shirt…

Okay, so I’m soppy, but I wanted to do something with the clothes, so I decided to make a snuggle quilt ~ you know the kind they can all snuggle under on the sofa while watching a film or listening to a story?  So here it is; it is a lovely bunch of memories made up of jumpers, babygrows, sleepbags, t-shirts, dresses and more;

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  1. September 27, 2012 22:15

    It’s gorgeous! Great idea. How did you manage machine sewing stretchy jersey though. I had a hell of a time with it for my doll.

    • September 28, 2012 08:29

      I used a short stitch on it with the leggings, (I don’t have much of a range with my machine though) but I didn’t have much trouble with it on the blanket for some reason, and used quite a long stitch that time. The squares were big enough for me to move it all through the machine evenly with my hands too which I think helped.

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