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I love baby quilts, they are small, easy to make and there are so many adorable patterns to choose. But, I want to distinguish very clearly between play quilts and bed quilts. A cot quilt looks so cute. But what about SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)? Nobody wants to put a baby at risk and…

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I-Spy quilts are loved by children who can spend a long time picking out the pictures and learning the words. If you search for I-Spy quilts you will see that there are many and varied types, click here. Today I am going to do a tutorial for a Polaroid Block – a modern take on…

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My great-niece recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Edward, so writing a blog featuring a hand sewn baby item was perfect timing for me. I found a wonderful free reversible bib pattern and tutorial by Amy Beckman at Simply Small Wonders. the pattern comes in three sizes, 0-6 months, 6-12 months and 2-3…

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A special baby needs a special present – here’s an idea for a personalised and unusual gift which will be useful for years. This card hanger can string along a wall, or over a door, and because an alphabet is included, you can add any name you want. Each square unit can also hold a…

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I love making and to make to satisfy someone’s special needs and requirements is so very satisfying. Being asked to make this changing bag means a lot and I know it will mean so much to the recipients. If all the supplies had been delivered on time, I could have showed you the finished item…

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If you have been around young children, as a parent, grandparent or friend, you have probably seen the sack-like things the toddlers sit in when it’s a bit cold or to protect them from the sun? These footmuffs / cosytoes / bunting bags, or whatever you like to call them, are super-handy as they are…

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This is a wonderful project – following the same instructions you can make either a ball for a child or very pretty pincushion for your friend. The ball is wonderful for children from very early age, as it’s made of segments and those can be easily grabbed by very small hands. If you use a…

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Something simple and quick to make for baby to play with. Cut 6 4”squares for each cube…18 shown for 3 cubes. ¼” seams. Toy stuffing Bondaweb for letters Stabilizer Draw out letters on Bondaweb remembering to reverse. Cut out rough and iron onto wrong side of scraps. Cut out on the lines and iron onto…

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As May is themed as baby month I’d thought I’d talk about memory quilts. Those quilts made from the clothes and fabrics that remind us of past times; the babygrow that you brought them home from hospital in, the first funny t-shirt or the special outfit that Nanny bought. (Although in my case, she really…

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Long, long ago (well, it feels like it), when Maxi Mister was small and Mini hadn’t arrived, I decided to make some of the things I knew I needed for when Mini did pop out. Maxi had been cloth-nappied until potty training, so we had also used washable changing mats. By washable, I mean bung…

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This summer my Grandson George will be four and he is very excited to be going to ‘big school’ in September.   Back in June 2014 I was helping my daughter plan his Nursery Bedroom so I was happily sewing some of my very first quilts for him.  Play quilts for him to lay on and…