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brook
May 7th, 2013, 03:13 AM
I just had a LOT of vintage looking fabrics donated for making baby quilts. I'm use to making them with baby looking fabric. And good idea how to use it for babies?

kensington
May 7th, 2013, 03:15 AM
Pink is for girls, Blue is for boys?? LOL.

brook
May 7th, 2013, 03:18 AM
Pink is for girls, Blue is for boys?? LOL.

Wow! Thank you, I didn't know that! : D

kensington
May 7th, 2013, 03:24 AM
That's a lot of fabric! What about tumbling blocks? Great for babies, and can use all or any of those fabrics.

Musical_Starling
May 7th, 2013, 03:25 AM
Pink is for girls, Blue is for boys?? LOL.

Smart @ss lol

I think these will really work for many "baby" patterns because they're small prints so you can cut them up in smaller squares without having to worry. Maybe mix in some whites or other pastels to help tie them together? I've seen lots of baby quilts made with vintage fabric and they look beautiful :)

Something like this comes to mind:
http://www.quiltsoup.com/img/Yoyo-Mama.jpg

kensington
May 7th, 2013, 03:28 AM
Smart @ss lol

I think these will really work for many "baby" patterns because they're small prints so you can cut them up in smaller squares without having to worry. Maybe mix in some whites or other pastels to help tie them together? I've seen lots of baby quilts made with vintage fabric and they look beautiful :)

Something like this comes to mind:
http://www.quiltsoup.com/img/Yoyo-Mama.jpg

Oh, that is cute. PS... you guessed my nic name.

Claire Hallman
May 7th, 2013, 10:53 AM
Most look like they would work with a babyish print as secondary or background fabrics or just use them as a backing. Nice score of fabric.

dwil23
May 7th, 2013, 11:15 AM
Most look like they would work with a babyish print as secondary or background fabrics or just use them as a backing. Nice score of fabric.

That's what I was thinking. Buy a couple yards of a multicolor baby print and mix in. Or maybe do some applique?

SallyO'Sews
May 7th, 2013, 12:08 PM
I like these! I wouldn't worry about the prints on the fabrics; just go ahead and make whatever quilt design you have been. As Kensington said, you can sort them by color, and even by brights/pastels. I'm sure whatever you come up with will be beautiful, and will be a blessing to the recipients!

kensington
May 7th, 2013, 03:03 PM
I noticed the primary colors, those are great for baby boy quilts. My boys and even baby rooms for them were always the bright primary colors. You could draw up some simple shapes like Teddy bears, blocks, beach balls or a truck and do a center block applique and then do some primary color borders for a cute baby boy quilt.

GinnyKNC
May 7th, 2013, 03:39 PM
Nice!!! That looks like a lot fun :)

Ellimay
May 7th, 2013, 03:48 PM
that's a lot of nice fabric. I'm sure you'll think of something to make for a baby.

Jean Sewing Machine
May 7th, 2013, 03:48 PM
I just saw the greatest quilt done in vintage fabrics, made just like falling charms, but sewn together on point, with a completely different look! I'm going to make some sample blocks to experiment with.

SandyWhite
May 7th, 2013, 08:57 PM
Wow. Guess what? Just Google images
(https://www.google.com/search?q=vintage+fabrics+baby+quilts&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=eJOJUdGLJY354AOn7IDQCQ&ved=0CDkQsAQ&biw=768&bih=929)
https://www.google.com/search?q=vintage+fabrics+baby+quilts&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=eJOJUdGLJY354AOn7IDQCQ&ved=0CDkQsAQ&biw=768&bih=929

HdWench
May 7th, 2013, 09:44 PM
Way to go on such a nice group of Fabrics!! Love the photo Dee (Mysical) posted because all or any colors go into that -- and the easier the pattern, the more you can make for the kids :-) Maybe simple 4 patches next to squares highlighting any special fabics in there --Great going and just amazing how generous people are donating some cool fabric.

Good luck!

Debbie

kensington
May 8th, 2013, 12:31 AM
Wow. Guess what? Just Google images
(https://www.google.com/search?q=vintage+fabrics+baby+quilts&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=eJOJUdGLJY354AOn7IDQCQ&ved=0CDkQsAQ&biw=768&bih=929)
https://www.google.com/search?q=vintage+fabrics+baby+quilts&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=eJOJUdGLJY354AOn7IDQCQ&ved=0CDkQsAQ&biw=768&bih=929

Well, that is just plain showing off! ROTFLOL.. what a great bunch of baby quilts!

brook
May 14th, 2013, 03:01 AM
Smart @ss lol

I think these will really work for many "baby" patterns because they're small prints so you can cut them up in smaller squares without having to worry. Maybe mix in some whites or other pastels to help tie them together? I've seen lots of baby quilts made with vintage fabric and they look beautiful :)


Something like this comes to mind:
http://www.quiltsoup.com/img/Yoyo-Mama.jpg

Thanks for sharing this. I like the looks of it and will probably make one. : )