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    Questions about making a baby fabric panel book

    Just got some adorable panels to make a baby story book. Do you think I should prewash the fabric panel? Also, the batting I have is high loft 100% cotton. Is that too heavy or is it okay for batting between the pages? I have never made on of these before. Thanks for any advice!

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    When you say 'high loft' - does that mean it is thick ? I made a few books last year and used thinner batting because there are lots of layers to sew at one time and I found that to work better for me.
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      #3
      Re: Questions about making a baby fabric panel book

      I have made several of these and would recommend getting a thinner batting. Once you try to join all the pages it will be pretty thick.
      Debbie

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        Re: Questions about making a baby fabric panel book

        I have never washed these panels before making the books. If you think the panel will bleed colors, then pretreat. As to the loft, if it were poly, I would say ok. 100% cotton seems a little heavy for a book. Make a little swatch with the panel fabric to see how it looks and feels to you.

        BTW, when reading your post.....Questions about making a baby......came up and gave me a chuckle.
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          Re: Questions about making a baby fabric panel book

          I have made several of the books for my grandbabies and I used scraps left over from quilts. I didn't prewash the fabric. I would use a color grabber if I did prewash. I also smiled when I read the topic in the list as " Questions about making a baby".

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            Re: Questions about making a baby fabric panel book

            Originally posted by Granny Fran View Post
            I have never washed these panels before making the books. If you think the panel will bleed colors, then pretreat. As to the loft, if it were poly, I would say ok. 100% cotton seems a little heavy for a book. Make a little swatch with the panel fabric to see how it looks and feels to you.

            BTW, when reading your post.....Questions about making a baby......came up and gave me a chuckle.
            I am laughing out loud!!! Too funny...I never noticed it until you pointed it out.
            Last edited by Penster; July 1, 2016, 06:27 PM.

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              Re: Questions about making a baby fabric panel book

              Originally posted by Granny Fran View Post
              I have never washed these panels before making the books. If you think the panel will bleed colors, then pretreat. As to the loft, if it were poly, I would say ok. 100% cotton seems a little heavy for a book. Make a little swatch with the panel fabric to see how it looks and feels to you.

              BTW, when reading your post.....Questions about making a baby......came up and gave me a chuckle.
              Gotta admit, it is funny!!! I definitely wasn't paying attention this morning, was I? .

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                #8
                Re: Questions about making a baby fabric panel book

                I too thought that was pretty funny and got a chuckle out of it.

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