May 25

One Stitch at a Time – Handmade Baby Quilts

“Friendships are sewn… one stitch at a time…”

Quilting may not be one of those “team activities” where you have dozens of ladies sit around all the time and join you in your sewing room. Now don’t get me wrong, you will always plenty of friends to keep you company while making that baby crib quilt. Surround yourself with some of my favorite quilting friends. Let me introduce you to some of them.

May 17

Choosing Fabric for Handmade Baby Crib Quilts

HHandmade baby quilts warm winter’s chill.

“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.

May 16

Designing the Baby Shower Gift

“Asking a quilter to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage!”

When making a handmade baby crib quilt, I truly would rather start from scratch, choose wonderful colors, and design the baby quilt from the blocks in from of me, than mend a hem, fix a zipper, or tear out a seam. The creative side of me allows me the opportunity to bring to life each baby crib quilt as unique and different as the colors and the patterns themselves.

May 15

The Baby Shower Gift Dilemma – Create a Handmade Quilt

Have you been searching for just the right baby shower gift for your best friend, your sister, or maybe even a colleague from the office? No matter where you have looked, the idea of finding another outfit that the new baby will outgrow in weeks, or another pile of odds-and –ends from diapers to rattles is just not what you had in mind for a useful and meaningful baby shower gift, then this article is for you.

May 12

“You’re SEW SPECIAL! “

“You’re SEW SPECIAL! “ That is what you are saying to the new baby with a homemade quilt.

May 07

Quilting and the Tools of the Trade

Tools Used in Making Handmade and Homemade Baby Crib Quilts

Whether you are a veteran quilter or a “newbie” just ready to begin your first quilt, like any great craftsman, having the right tools for the job and knowing how and when to use them is important to the success of your project.

May 04

How to Create a Handmade Children’s Quilt or Crib Quilt

Are you looking for that special baby shower gift or for that new mother-to-be? Do you have a grandchild, a favorite niece or nephew, or just that extra special young lady or little man, who have a soft spot in your heart and their birthday is around the corner? No ordering store bought gift off …

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Apr 09

Children’s Quilts – Each Tell a Story

children's quilts

How does the story of each unique quilt begin? As a quilter commences her initial design work, thoughts grow and develop from the design board to the sewing machine. Each of her children’s quilts tells its own story, as the pieces are cut from carefully chosen fabrics, sewn carefully into patterns. The story’s is illustrated through color, design, and texture.

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