Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hooded Bath Towel

These were super easy to make!

You will need:

1 yard of terry cloth

1 fat quarter same terry cloth

1 fat quarter coordinates flannel fabric

1/3 yard super flannel. Super flannel is stretchy, easier to bind with.

Cut a 9 inch triangle, same size as corner of towel from fat quarter of flannel and fat quarter of terry.

Layer flannel triangle right side up, then corner of towel, then triangle of terry cloth. Using a saucer, or jar lid or other circular object, round off corners with marking pencil or pen. Using rotary cutter, round off corner. Layer the three other corners together and round off the same way.

Lining up edges carefully, sew together the flannel and terry cloths. Turn right side out so that the flannel is on the top of hood and terry cloth is inside.

Cut the super flannel into 1.5 inch strips, press in half, long sides together, and sew along edges of towel to bind. Pull the folded edge over and sew down binding. I used a slanted blanket stitch from my machine with a variegated thread. Sew carefully around the hood, as this is the most visible part. Clip thread and you are done!

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Ribbon Blanket

I made this using a variation from Moda Bake Shop http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/09/ribbon-blanket-and-block.html

You will need:

8 - 5 inch charm squares, I used Love U, from Moda.

1 - 5 inch charm cut from minkee dots. (the minkee fabric with the raised dots)

15 x15 inch piece of minkee dots

15 x 15 inch piece of batting
24 - 6 inch pieces of ribbon, both grosgrain and satin.

Arrange charm squares, in three rows, three charms in each, with the minkee charm in the center. Piece together and press. Press the minkee gently or you may press out the dots!

Fold ribbon pieces in half. Pin onto pieced top, matching raw edges of ribbon to the raw edge of pieced top. Your loops should ontop of pieced top, so that when you turn it, they will stick out like a tag.
I basted my ribbons onto the pieced top.

Layer:
minkee backing and pieced top - right sides together. Be sure ribbon loops are laying flat.
Lay batting on top of this.

Sew this sandwich together, leaving yourself an opening to turn. Turn right side out, pushing out corners. Turn raw edges of your opening in and top stitch around whole blanket.


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Stacked Coins Baby Quilt

I made this quilt using Funny Babies from Moda. It measures about 50 x 55 or so depending on sashing and border sizes.

It goes together quickly and quilts easily and quickly too.

You will need:

1 charm pack, cut in half into 2.5 x 5 inch rectangles, you will need 80 rectangles

Sashing, cut into 2.5 inch strips, length of fabric, 4 strips

Border, cut into 5 inch strips, you may have to piece to achieve correct length.

Binding, 2.25 inch, enough to bind entire quilt.

Piece 2.5 x 5 inch rectangles, long sides together, into 5 columns, using 1/4 inch seams, press.

Sew 2.5 inch sashing pieces between columns, press.

Sew top 5 inch border, press, then sew side borders, press.

Layer quilt top with cotton batting and backing fabric, baste in place, then quilt as desired. I quilted 1/4 inch on both sides of each sashing and column. Then quilted a box inside each column, 1/4 inch from neighboring quilted lines.

Down each sashing I used my machines wavy line stitch, and also used that in the border.

Bind.


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Wavy Baby Afghan

When I started on my marathon baby shower gift journey, I searched for an easy knitted baby afghan pattern, and found this one. I wish I could remember the website, if this is yours please let me know so I may give you credit!

You will need:
1 skein each color of Caron Simply Soft, 7 oz skeins
Size 10 circular needles

Cast on 110 stitches

Row 1-4: Knit four rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

Row 5: *K2tog, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, K2tog, K2tog repeat * to end of row.

Row 6-8: Knit

Row 9: Repeat from * (row 5-8) until measures 28 inches or length desired, finish off with 4 rows garter stitch then cast off.

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Baby Gifts!

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-----Original Message-----
From: merriest_one@yahoo.com
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 19:58:09
To: Blogger<postgateway@blogger.com>
Subject: Baby Gifts!

So happy to be done sewing babyshower presents! I have been steadily working on gifts for my niece and for a sweet dear friend who by the way, is having twins.
So enjoy the following pictures of afghans, quilts, ribbon blankets, hooded towels, bibs, burp cloths, baby T's, and a baby care roll, these are gifts for the twins mama, whew!

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