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« on: May 30, 2010 01:28:42 AM »

Being a new grandmother brings new things into my life constantly and it's wonderful.  My kids got us a used crib for the new GS so of course I've had to go craft for the new addition to the room to our family.  In order to have some place to put the new diapers, crib sheets, shoulder bibs, flannel blankets, etc I had to come up with something.  Then I remembered that I had one of these for my eldest.  It's been years since I've seen one so with help from the internet I kind of winged how to make one.  The only thing I would change\add is some type of tape\ribbon on the front seam going across at the top because the tension from the weight exposes the thread. This now hangs on the new crib.



Just after sewing them.


Close up of the design I copied from the bed bumper.  I cut out felt pieces and just glued them on.

I hope it looks right.


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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010 01:58:53 AM »

Looks great, I really like the colours you chose and the tree motif is lovely too  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010 02:04:56 AM »

Thank you so much Purpley Goodness.  I am aiming for neutral colors since this is at my home. (I can always wish for more grandchildren.)  Thought these colors would work best for both genders.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010 11:00:02 PM »

Lovely! If you get a chance, I'd love to see some pictures of them in use. I think I know how it works, but I'm not sure. Or maybe I just need sleep lol.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010 12:52:32 AM »

I'd be glad to take pics of it in use.  Since I have zero storage space for his things I just put all of the sheets and flannel blankets and those smaller sheet things for protecting the sheets from the stuff that comes out of his mouth...forgot what they're called.)  The other one is full of about 3 dozen diapers. Don't know why I bought so many.  I barely used them but they were extremely helpful.
Right now I'm at the kids house taking care of the baby (he's asleep now) so when I get home this afternoon I hope to take some pics and post.

BTW all of the fabric came from my stash and the trees, grass and dragonfly are copied from the crib bumper.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010 09:54:18 PM »

Lovely! If you get a chance, I'd love to see some pictures of them in use. I think I know how it works, but I'm not sure. Or maybe I just need sleep lol.

raennn, I apologize for not getting pictures up.  I'm having some issues with my ancient camera.  Hopefully kids to the rescue today.  So frustrating.  Thank you for your patience.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010 12:17:47 PM »

Sorry for the delay.


I hope you can see how it is fulled with diapers, sheets and so on.  I just hang them on the crib since it's convenient for us.
Please excuse the unstaged picture.  I really wanted to post the picture sooner.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010 12:25:42 PM »

Fabulous! I really could use something like that for our babyroom. Did you use a pattern?
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010 01:08:27 PM »

I googled all over the place at first.  Looked at various pictures, got the general idea then went for it.  I did find a great tutorial that helped a lot.
http://www.trishscrafts.com/diaper_stacker.html
I don't have interfacing and didn't use ribbons or piping. I would suggest that you do use something to cover\reinforce the seam that connects the top part with the clothes hanger and the storage part.
It was fairly easy to put together after I figured out what I was doing.Hope you make one.  They are so convenient for storing close to the baby.
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2010 02:29:59 PM »

Thanks for the pics! I see now, that does seem really useful. I may have to make some!
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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2010 02:48:43 PM »

No problem.  I'm glad to help if I can. I hope you do make one.  I don't know what people use today for those that use the disposable diapers.  Maybe just the bag they come in?
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2010 07:38:53 PM »

I have mine stacked on the shelf of his changing table. But I like the look of the bag, and could hang one on the side, freeing up more shelf space for other baby bits, which are taking over my bedroom!
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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2010 01:51:43 AM »

If you still have your baby in your bedroom this is really a great and pretty space saver.  Holds loads. Like I wrote.  I put fabric diapers in one (about 3 doz I think, Will hold more if they are disposable) In the other all of his bed sheets, flannel blankets, duvet cover (they are so cute.lol they are so small) wagon sheets and anything I could.lol  It looks nice and tidy and it's ready "to go" without hurting anyones feelings.
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2010 03:37:45 AM »

I haven't seen a diaper stacker in a very long time. I forgot about them! Brings back memories of washing out my little brothers and sisters cloth diapers and folding them later to put back in the diaper stacker.
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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2010 01:05:42 PM »

Actually, I hadn't seen one since I acquired one for my first child.  That is what gave me the idea that this was a perfect solution to zero storage.
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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2010 01:56:36 PM »

OOooo Those are the colors I picked!  I just found out that we are expecting (of course I had the colors for the baby's room picked out already!!)  I tried the link that you provided and it is dead.  But thanks for the idea, it is a great one Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2010 09:24:09 PM »

First of all aliasgracie, congratulations. Best news in the world. You're right. I don't know where the site went. If you like, I'll look to see if I still have the instructions in my computer. I'm almost positive that I printed out instructions. It's really a pretty easy and fast project and I'm so happy with the results since it holds everything from diapers to blankets to bibs etc.
Just found another site that is just as good. She made an incredible tute.
http://sewdangcute.blogspot.com/2009/12/diaper-stacker-tutorial.html
Hope this helps. A very good idea that I didn't do is to put something reinforcing in the seam between the top (rounded) fabric and the body. I sewed the stacker with an overlock and there is a lot of stress on that seam from the weight. A nice rick rack would be nice (or lace etc.)
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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2010 07:32:31 PM »

Thank you, thank you!!  So far I adore being pregnant!  I can't wait to make the this diaper holder... and my SIL and Cousin are having babies too.  We are all 3 months apart Smiley  I might have to make 3!
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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2010 06:57:31 AM »

I drew up a pattern and made one of these just from memory of the one my mom had when I had my first son.

The only problem I had was finding something to reinforce the bottom of it- I tried using cardboard but it ended up buckling in the middle from the pressure of all the weight, so the bottom was always sagging, and I was always adding in a new piece of cardboard.
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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2010 09:57:05 AM »

aliasgracie, I hope you continue to enjoy your pregnancy. I loved all three of mine. The only time I could eat.lol. I hope you post pics of the stackers you make.
CynthiaButterfly. I made a sort of mini pillow case thing to hold my carton and used 2 pieces of carton. Putting one one way and the other the other way. (If that makes sense.) Think: the stripes going one way and put the other carton in the other direction. I found that doing it that way gave the bottom more strength.
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« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2010 06:13:27 PM »

Thanks Jinjeet!  It looks like we will be needing two of them, we found out last week there are twins in there!!
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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2010 02:09:55 AM »

OMG! That's wonderful news. Wow! (Sure wish I was your mom craftin' for ya'll!!) I also hope that your pregnancy is "fun" and you have loads of time to craft for your new ones.
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