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Upcycled Baby Clothes Quilt

Hello

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.

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

I hope you like it.

TTFN.

M.

Upcycling baby clothes project implemented

Hello

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.

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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….

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Not bad from one load of washing.

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

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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.

Thanks for visiting.

TTFN.

M.