A quilt made from baby clothes is so cute. Most of the time we make baby clothes quilts for the mother rather than the child. These quilts are time consuming and tricky to make well and thus cost more than a T-shirt quilt. We make two types of baby clothes quilts – simple and complex. We have two price levels of baby clothes quilt: one for simple and the other for complex baby clothes quilts. Below is information about each style.
*Prices effective until 12/31/2017
Our simple baby clothes quilts are made using a block or two from each clothing item. These blocks are just blocks of fabric without any special adornments. We start by cutting one block from each item. We then save the unused portion of the clothing items in case we don’t have enough to make a quilt the size you want. The blocks are puzzled together like our T-shirt quilts.
Our simple baby clothes quilts do not include the applique or sewing down of items such as necklines, collars, bibs, hats, socks, outfits or other such items.
Although these quilts appear relativity simple, they do require a very skilled sewer and quilter to make them look right. As a result, they cost more than a typical T-shirt quilt.
Our complex baby clothes quilts also use a block from each item, but these blocks may include zippers, buttons, bows, collars and other adornments. We also include items that will need to be stitched onto or appliqued onto another block of fabric. These items include entire outfits, dresses, socks, soft shoes, bibs, hats and bloomers.
The result is an interactive quilt with a 3D feel to it. Buttons can be unbuttoned, zippers zip and unzip. Bibs may flip up. Stuffed animals feet and arms are free to move. Quite simply, these quilts are wonderful.
A complex baby clothes quilt takes much, much more work than a simple one. The variety of fabrics mixed with the 3D items makes sewing and quilting these quilts very difficult. Thus, they are priced at a higher rate than a simple baby clothes quilt.
We will call or e-mail you when your box arrives and let you know the size and cost and to figure everything else out.
A T-shirt baby quilt is a soft cuddly blanket that will be used and treasured as that new baby grows up. A T-shirt quilt makes an awesome shower gift or a gift from Grandmother. These quilts are made out of T-shirts. Sometimes the T-shirts are the parent’s T-shirts or from friends of the parents. Other times the T-shirts are baby related.
Choose T-shirts with cute designs and images that a baby and young child will enjoy looking at and touching. But since many images that children like are small or on small T-shirts, it may take more T-shirts than you would expect. If the quilt is for a shower, have each invited guest supply 2 to 6 T-shirts. This will need to be done well in advance of the shower. Garage sales or Goodwill are also great places to acquire baby themed T-shirts.
If the quilt is coming from family, ask each family member to collect a certain number of T-shirts. Some family members may even have T-shirts from their own children.
This group of runners collected race T-shirts to have us make a quilt for a member of their group that was having a baby. The content of the T-shirts are not baby themed, but they are colorful and will be fun for the baby to look at. We are sure this baby will grow up to be a runner too!