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Baby Quilt

Mom had this material for DECADES!

She’d had it since we were children but with seven of us running around, quilting was not on her priority list!

She made this adorable quilt for my son Kyler and used old material (material she had from making a nighty for Grandma I think) for the binding. The back is flannel which gives it a warm and cozy feel.

I’m attaching a link for a free baby quilt pattern/tutorial.

http://quilting.about.com/od/babyquiltpatterns/ss/spring_baby.htm

Almost every city has a Quilting Guild.

Look in your local phone book and give them a call.

Quilters love sharing what they know and can steer you in the right direction for classes.

Some fabric stores also offer lessons themselves!

Quilling – Gift Tags

Quilling Quilling Quilling…

Quilling seems to be this weeks project. Mom finds a new craft and gets the most out of it!

During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. Here are some holiday gift tags that she’s made by quilling.

  • To make the tag you can use a left over pricing tag as the base. If you don’t have a price tag simply cut one out from card stock and it will work just as well!
  • Then cover one side with paper of your choice and the other side with a different print/color if you wish.
  • Then quill a flower, petal and add a leaf! When rolling the flowers, roll them tight and let them uncoil a little before gluing and pinching to give them dimension.
  • Then tie a bow on the tag and you’re done!

The craft of quilling has become increasingly popular due to the low cost of the material. She got these gift tag ideas from www.theartofquilling.com. There are a lot of other creative ideas to check out on that site as well!

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