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« on: December 01, 2007 09:01:50 AM »

I was inspired by this:
to make one for my baby's first birthday, I am a few days late but I am almost done. I just haven't decided how to finish it. I've never made a quilt before so I have no idea whether I should quilt it on the machine or if I should hand tie it. Any recommendations? I'm thinking I should hand tie it since the back is not too smooth and I've already sewn the edges. I realize now after some research that I did things a little backwards, oh well guess that's how you learn. There are a few mistakes but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and DS loves the softness of it. I used a light blue fleece with alphabet imprints for the backing.

And his matching pillow:

Here is my happy baby and his new blankie

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2007 09:25:25 AM »

I think it looks great!  I love the matching pillow too.

In my opinion, I think that baby quilts look so precious when it's hand tied at the intersections.

« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2007 12:24:28 PM »

I would definitely hand tie that. I think it would ruin the effect of the soft fuzzy backing to quilt it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007 12:31:38 PM »

That is so nice! Looks soft and cozy. I want to cuddle up in it and go to sleep! LOL Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007 01:18:59 PM »

This is really lovely.

And def tie.

Quilting it after the binding wouldn't be good.  In the future you want to tie or quilt before the binding, but it's not such a big deal with the soft fabric.  It looks great.

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007 08:38:08 AM »

I vote tie it, too. That quilt looks super cuddly!! I've quilted fleece before and it's a pain, not to mention that it loses some of its cuddliness in the stitching.  Sad

There are a bunch of already cut up receiving blankets in my sewing room....just waiting for me put them in a blanket. Thanks for the inspiration!


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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2007 12:54:54 PM »

Thanks for all of the help, tips and suggestions. I tied it the other day, skipping every other block. I will probably go back and tie it at every block later, if I can get DS to give it up for a bit. DS loves it, he's always rubbing  it on his face.  Smiley
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