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« on: July 18, 2008 05:28:23 AM »

In class last night (yes, I do dream of quilting while I should be diving into physics!), I thought of an idea someone with a young 'un might wanna try. 

Make a couple of shirts or skirts or whatever.  In the largest open expanse of the fabric, appliqué on something beautiful--a pretty flower or a Sunbonnet Sue or whatever. Make similar matching styles for each one.  As your kid outgrows the item, you have a quilt block already done!  Just cut it off the clothing item and you are ready to go.  AND, you know it is not going to bleed all over your other fabrics.  You could do the same with a redline quilt.  You could make 3 or 4 items a year and in 5 or 6 years, you can be ready to make a quilt that would be so awesome.
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008 02:17:48 AM »

there is a fatal flaw in your plan.

Kids + dirt = stains.  Even the best biochmists in the world have yet to find a method of removing strained carrot stains from fabric.

kids x small boys  + playtime = stains, rips, dirt and unidentifiable marks that defy all science.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008 06:22:08 AM »

My own kid outgrew most stuff before he actually wore it out.  Only now that he is almost fully grown does he wear stuff long enough to damage it.  Most stains can be worked around or with, in my own experience.  Of course, my son is not particularly interested in having me appliqué stuff on his clothes currently, but if he gives me a granddaughter or grandson...
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