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Upcycled Baby Clothes Quilt


Last summer I embarked on a project to use all the baby clothes I had gathering dust in the loft from my 2 boys.  I cut them all up (clothes that is) into squares and started joining them together.

I cut 2 different sizes of square to make a 4 square and a 9 square and worked it so finished squares would be the same size.

After I had made a load of these, before joining together, I thought they would look better if they were separated rather than joined directly together as it would look a little busy. So I cut all the white baby grows into strips to make a little border between each square.



Nearly there, just need to finish the odd strips at the sides.

I hope you like it.



Upcycling baby clothes project implemented


I found a little time over the weekend to start another project which I have been thinking about for many years.  I wonder how long it will be until this one gets finished.

Anyway, I was a bit of a hoarder when my boys were little and stored the majority of their baby clothes up until a point where space had ran out and I discovered my slightly more ruthless side.  But what I had stored still remained in a few large boxes in the loft some 8 years later and I have been wanting to clear the loft but didn’t want to just get rid of the clothes as they trigger so many memories.

So, I got said boxes out of the loft and spent some 5 or so hours sorting them into piles.  My boys had a great time helping me and were very interested in reminiscing and hearing stories.  They enjoyed matching clothes to photos on the wall.

I had been toying with the idea of making a quilt and I know due to the nature of baby clothes that they are not ideal for patchwork, but I am not entering into this project for it to be perfect but for me to have something to enable me to cherish those memories.

So, full of enthusiasm, I put one load straight through the washing machine ready to start…..

….and this is my waste pile from my first batch of t-shirts…..quite impressive really.


My little boy had great fun in removing all buttons for later embellishing.

More importantly, this is the pile of material ready to cut into shapes….


Not bad from one load of washing.

Of course, the puppy wanted to “help” as always…


I just need to decide what exactly I’m gonna do.  Like always I have lots of ideas and I need to choose just one …. well to start with.

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