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« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2005 02:46:33 PM »

In the patent they specify fleece.  However, they also say that the 2 sheets could be quilt like.  Maybe a flannel piece would work to get around the patent?  What if you folded 1 piece in half and had ribbons only along three sides?  You'd only have one sheet, and it therefore wouldn't be the same as their patent.  They also mention that the tags are sewn around the preiphery of the blanket between the two pieces.  What if you made a quilt like piece but connected the tags to the quilt squares so that they were within the blanket and not along the edges? 

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« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2005 06:35:29 PM »

LOL sara ~ you define the word "crafty" at this point.

They blankies (not taggies! lol) are super cute... I saw them years ago... one of my cousins had one when I was fairly young.  Long before the patent though. 

I get all confused in the patent.  The entire time it talks about a blanket...then the last line switches over and says "pillow or blanket."   

I am not sure the specifics of patents...or how modications to the concept apply... but I would personally make a triangular blanket, or a circular blanket...or even a blanket shaped like a lion!  Then only have ribbons around its little head (to form the mane).  Maybe a round blanket.. with "petals" for form a flower. 
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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2005 09:52:41 PM »

I hate to be negative, but did you make the blanket that shape? or was it already like that?
because I'm sitting here confused as to why it is mishapen. I am sorry if these seems rude. I'm sure there is a logical explanation.
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2005 11:49:12 AM »


Building on sara's idea, I personally think it would be really cute to make them like simple, simple quilts. Like give them a fleece back, smooth satin binding, and quilted top- and instead of doing tedious quilt squares, you could do strips sewn together (can you say remnant facbric?) and put the ribbons in the seams of the the quilted strips-- so when the blanket lays flat the ribbons stick up. Make sense? Personally, I think that would be adorable, and as a comfort seeker from an early age, I think snuggling with a soft satin binding would be way better than scratchy ribbon tabs.  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2005 08:37:15 PM »




oh, and PM me if you need a ribbon hookup. I have probably 75+ different ribbons in my studio right now. I'll send a baggie of 3-5" scraps to anyone willing to pay postage, and would be willing to cut short lengths off a bunch of rolls for a few bucks.
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« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2005 05:27:59 PM »

Thanks for the great idea for my prego's!

Here's my version;  whenever i can figure out how to insert a photo Sad

All i did was take a "premade" receiving blanket and stitched it and the ribbons to fleece.  Turned out great and super easy to do.  Perhaps that's why they don't want us making them. 

I just HAD to make one to upset the balance of their precious patent!

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« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2005 08:37:16 PM »

I got my package of ribbons from Lindsayanne today!! YAY!!
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« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2005 06:00:02 AM »

I got my ribbons as well...they are beautiful!! so many very cool ones! thank you!! I will put a picture of them on my blog...
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« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2005 07:43:50 AM »

Thanks for the great idea for my prego's!

Here's my version; whenever i can figure out how to insert a photo Sad

All i did was take a "premade" receiving blanket and stitched it and the ribbons to fleece. Turned out great and super easy to do. Perhaps that's why they don't want us making them.

I just HAD to make one to upset the balance of their precious patent!

Best stitches,

jeannie

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« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2005 08:18:00 AM »

It is only fair to respect the patent of someone's original idea.  I get bent out of shape because I have a neighbor who is always snooping at what I invent and then she goes home and makes whatever it is for everyone in her family. BUT it doesn't seem right that a company has patented something that has been around for years.  When you apply for a patent, they research anything CLOSE to it that has already been patented and will deny things that are just variations of an existing patent.  In other words,  be careful of just changing the shape, type of fabric, etc. because  most likely anything with the little ribbon tags would be covered in their patent. 
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