Buying homemade baby quilts can help with your resolve to be closer to your loved ones. A gift quilt makes that New Year’s resolution just as easy to keep as to make. How so?
Pick a Quilt that’s a Match
You can select beautiful handmade quilts for boys and girls that dovetail with your family’s character. A design with numbers or letters will surprise and delight the learning lovers in the family, while a pattern with perky pandas or whimsical whales will please the animal lovers. You can make your choice based on the decor of the family’s home. A patchwork quilt, for instance, for the son of that younger sister who loves a country look, or a geometric design for the daughter of your niece who’s into contemporary. Such thoughtfulness doesn’t go unnoticed.
Your Gift Is a One-and-Only
The baby quilts you buy will be unique. Quilters have vivid imaginations, so they can take the same theme and interpret it in many unusual patterns. The baby-soft flannels that create a flowers-and-butterfly design for one quilt will look completely different when they are rearranged for another. If there’s time, the name of the baby can be incorporated as part of the design, making your gift truly tailor-made.
You’ve Chosen a Keeper
Your baby quilt gift will last when many other presents fall by the wayside. Other gifts are usually so temporary in the life of the baby and her family. The clothes are outgrown and the baby gear is no longer needed. A handmade baby quilt knows no such time limits. First, it’s a source of warmth and comfort for the newborn. Then it’s portable security, providing a sense of constancy and well-being as the baby travels to strange new places. And as that baby starts expanding his world beyond the crib, his handmade baby quilt is a handy play mat, keeping him safe from the surface below him and keeping that surface safe from his play activity. Later, it’s a cozy lap blanket at story time.