When you store your handmade quilt in a closet or drawer, if you feel the need to wrap it up in something, use tissue paper rather than a plastic bag. Storing it in a plastic bag for a long period of time may result in yellowing and discoloration.
Blanket Quilt The costs of making a customized blanket can vary from affordable to pricey. The price usually depends on the type and the number of items added to the blanket. However, price should not be an issue if you are giving something out of the ordinary to someone extraordinary. It is important, though, to set a budget. Once you do, you can start making one.
We have a wonderful family tradition of everyone making at least one homemade gift for Christmas to give another family member. My children have all made at least one blanket to give a family member. The fabrics are fun to choose and put together as we think of the personality of the family members. We have a daughter very much into music so there are always musical motif fabrics in her quilts, a son who loves insects so a quilt with ants or other insects are often made for him. There is the wonderful John Deere fabrics to make beautiful quilts. If you have a hobby or interest there is sure to be a fabric just right to personalize your blanket.
Once a Quilt Block, Www.Cooking.Elemental.Name, template has been created it should be put on the fabric lined up with the fabric’s grain on one straight edge. Then with either a tailor’s chalk or a quilter’s pencil it can be drawn around. Folding several layers of the fabric accordion style will create several patches at once. Then after the template has been stapled to the layers one can cut the pieces out. If it is possible, it is of great value to use a cutting mat and a rotary cutter should they be available.
While photos and messages give a more current look to a blanket, embroidery allows it to look charming in a classic way. Names, dates, messages, or meaningful graphics can be embroidered on the blanket.
Then we have the bumper. Bumpers go around the inside of a crib and provide padding between the slats of the crib and your precious baby’s noggin. They also provide a way for your child to keep their arms and legs inside the crib while they sleep, thus helping to prevent any late-night cry sessions because an arm fell out the side of the crib, then got twisted. It’s a fairly necessary piece of equipment, but can be used as a step when junior gets older, so it has it’s time and age limit.
Another way to customize a blanket is by including text in it. This may be a favorite punch line; a line from a song; a secret code between the two of you; a meaningful date; or even a surname.
Place a few straight pins at random places on the surface of the quilt. (Anywhere but on the lines.) This will keep the pieces from shifting during sewing.