Quilts Made from Baby Clothing

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.

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*Prices effective until 12/31/2017  


Simple

Simple_baby_clothes_quiltOur 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. 

Complex

Complex_baby_clothesOur 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.


How to Plan a Baby Clothes Quilt 

  1. Decide what style of quilt you want made – complex or simple. Here is a link to the pricing page.

  2. Collect the clothing. 

    baby_clothes_close_upSimple - If you want a simple baby clothes quilt, look at the items you choose in terms of having a block or two cut from each item. We can use clothing and blankets. We will try to take the most interesting section of each item. So if there is a pocket or a graphic, we will use that section. We will avoid collars, buttons and other items.

    Complex – Have fun, we can use just about anything you send our way. If there is something that we can’t use, we will let you know and return the item with the quilt.

  3. Clean and Mark. Here are the directions for preparing items for a quilt. Most of the time, there is nothing to mark not to use. We use any part that is not X’d out. We also try to avoid stains. But these are baby clothes, and they will have stains.

  4. Box Up Your Items.

  5. Print out an order form.

  6. E-mail or call your quilter to tell them to expect your items. The e-mail address and phone number are on the order form.

  7. Ship to the address at the top of the order form.

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. 

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Quilts for Babies

Baby on a T-shirt Quilt

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.

Collecting Suggestions:

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.

 

T-shirt Quilt for a BabyThis 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!