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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cloth diapering on: September 25, 2014 05:08:13 PM
The PUL diaper covers I have say a hot dryer isn't the greatest for them, so I would hesitate to do that.

Sewing your own cloth diapers is cool, but may not be a good realistic solution, because babies have different bottoms, and you have no idea if the baby bottom you are growing will match the diaper you are making.  Also, until you cloth diaper, you don't really know your own preferences as a mom. 

For instance, I bought a ton of AIOs for my son.  Then realized I hated stuffing them, hated restuffing them, and hated how they took forever to dry.  So I switched to diaper covers and prefolds for him, and that worked better.  My friend has had 3 kids, and each one had a different body shape, so she had to buy different types of diapers/covers for each one.

Have you checked out diaperswappers.com?  I recall there being home sewers on there; they might be able to give you better direction.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Toddler dress pattern ideas on: September 23, 2014 10:42:14 PM
Does anyone have any easy and fast toddler dress patterns they'd like to recommend? I searched the archive and found a few potentials, but thought I'd see if there are any new faves.

I'm hoping to find something printable at home, if possible.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: "hey mom, i need five quilts for end of school" on: June 16, 2013 10:50:28 PM
I would love to be one of your son's teachers.  :-p

I had a baby at the end of the school year, and some parents gave me homemade items....a knit sweater and a whole cloth quilt.  Those were the best things ever.
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Zombie Jesus Bear on: December 29, 2012 09:00:35 AM
Jesus loves all the zombie bears.  The whole thing oddly fits together so well.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Christmas quilt on: December 29, 2012 08:46:57 AM
Very cute and colorful.  My 3yo son looked at it over my shoulder and said he wants one like it.  :-)
6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: UPDATE: Mineral powder makeup - cheap sources for the exact same ingredients on: July 23, 2011 11:01:33 PM
The vitamix dry container is supposed to be able to make sugar into powdered sugar.  Maybe it would work with the rice flour?
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do I really have to sew in the ends of my threads when machine quilting? on: December 23, 2010 02:45:42 PM
One benefit of weaving them in is that they won't get tangled when you do more quilting. 

The class I took showed us how to pull the lower thread up using the top thread, then knot it, then use a needle to weave it under the fabric.  Realistically, I just did this on my swatch quilt from the class.  All the projects I've quilted at home, I do the lock stitch (my machine has a button to do this) or sew backwards trick.

I probably won't win any quilting awards, but at least I finish my projects in a decent amount of time.   Tongue
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / large print fabric quilt patterns? on: December 22, 2010 11:49:06 PM
I have some Amy Butler fat quarters with large prints on them.  Any ideas for (easy) patterns that make good use of large scale prints?  Thanks!
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Girl and Butterflis! (IMG Obese) on: November 12, 2010 01:35:04 PM
Very sweet.  A friend did this for my baby (sorta...she had all the people at my shower make pages for the album), and it's cool to have.  I would suggest offering baby sitting to go along with it, so mom can sort through photos for the album.  Wink
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: what to make for a 13 month old? on: November 11, 2010 10:45:12 PM
What about blocks?  If you found some unfinished ones, you could group them and paint a picture on their sides.  She could build with them, and use them as a puzzle. 

Busy books are good. 

Maybe a quillow (blanket that folds into a pillow).

 Maybe a little art activity set with activity ideas/supplies/instructions in baggies so mom and dad can pull out an activity when things get dull. 

You could make a little cooking set with the felt food, some wooden spoons, a muffin tin, etc.  Or something magnetic that can go on the fridge while dinner is being made. 

Or a book?  Maybe do a version of 'brown bear', except with pics of family members and the child.  You could probably print it up at shutterfly, or do it yourself and get it laminated at a teacher supply store. 

If mom or dad are sentimental, you could put together the makings of a toddler to teen scrapbook, with blank pages for holidays/birthdays/summer/school years/etc.  The parents then add a pic each year for each category.
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