Monday, March 03, 2014

binding baby cloths

Our family is expecting a new arrival this month.
I have been making baby cloths.  Small pads for changing, burping, the floor.
I'm using cotton flannelette (some of it is organic) and bias binding  that I have made myself.
In the photo above, there are eight or nine in each pile of baby cloth.  Those on the left are unfinished. 
Bound edges are a reason to love traditional quilts.
These red and dotted edges are for a coming miracle.

6 comments:

  1. How wonderful! A new baby (I'm supposing it's a girl?) is such a gift. Congratulations to the whole family.

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  2. Mazel tov! :-) The wee one will be richly blessed by that bounty of cloths and 'blankies'. I can't see that they are quilted; the binding adds a nice touch (I'd have just hemmed 'em!).

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  3. Congratulations!

    The first thing you need are these soft cloths and are usually overlooked as a gift.

    I also made a nursing 'tent' for my daughter, just an uneven poncho type thing. I used a yard of flannel, cut a head sized hole near one end, hemmed it and ...ta da. The added benefit was having a burp cloth already over your shoulder.

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  4. There's something quite comforting about bound edges. They contain the cloth. I don't have to worry about where it will go in its unfinishedness, if that makes sense. And even if it doesn't make sense. Congratulations!

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  5. I like the idea of that nursing tent. x

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  6. Useful and cute gifts. You are a wise grandma!

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx