Supporting our Troops with Quilts

With 4th of July around the corner, many people are taking time out of their busy lives to honor those courageous men and women who have given of the themselves, and many with their lives, to give us freedom, that ALL enjoy in the United States. We take time to think of family and friends, past and present , who have marched on into battle and defended my right to write this blog now. This and many other freedoms must never be taken for granted. Those of us not in uniform MUST take time to do our share and ALWAYS say “Thank you’ to our troops.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“You’re SEW SPECIAL! “

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

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.

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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