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Darkest_Faerie
« on: September 11, 2007 10:28:30 AM »

My sister is due at the end of October, so I thought I should get some projects finished for my future niece or nephew.
This was the first time making a blanket, and I know that it turned out a bit wonky, but I do not think that the baby will notice.
All I did was sew on cotton (the printed material) on fleece. If anyone knows a trick to getting it on straight let me know. (Although I do believe my fleece was not straight to begin with)
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007 11:17:45 AM »

Really cute and after the baby spits, pees, poops on it and drags it around for a year, the wonkiness will go away.  So, to help you get things together straight the next time.  1. fold each piece in half lengthwise and iron (careful of the temp for your fabric) 2. fold in half other way and iron (do not iron out the first crease) 3. match up the creases and pin, pin, pin  4. sew being careful to remove pins as you get to them (do not sew over them) also be careful not to stretch one fabric more than the other.

Hope this helps and remember some people put mistakes in on purpose.  It makes it one of a kind.  LaShawn Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007 11:32:27 AM »

So, to help you get things together straight the next time.  1. fold each piece in half lengthwise and iron (careful of the temp for your fabric) 2. fold in half other way and iron (do not iron out the first crease) 3. match up the creases and pin, pin, pin  4. sew being careful to remove pins as you get to them (do not sew over them) also be careful not to stretch one fabric more than the other.
Thanks La Shawn!  I needed this bit of info as well - though not for a baby blanket.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007 12:06:27 PM »

thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007 01:03:08 PM »

Cute blanket. I think the "wonkyness" gives it charm. I think the star helps, Makes it look like its was on purpose.
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Darkest_Faerie
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007 02:15:50 PM »

yeah, the star is another story...
I tried sewing the print on and it was super crooked so I took my seam ripper and took it all out, the darn seam ripper made a hole in the fleece, so I had to come up with something to cover it up with.
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akriti
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2007 01:56:32 PM »

Though its not not symmetrical...it looks cute!! and being a mother of 7 mths old..let me tell u...after lots of washes..all blankets look alike...Wink

Also if u still want to do sthg abt it...u can try painting geometric shapes randomly, on the border...or some blue/sea-greenwaves kinda thing..or may be clouds n all...so tht the asymmetry will not be very obvious..
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