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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What I've been working on. Progress.

I've made some progress on the quilt that I'm making out of baby clothes.  Wanna see?

After A LOT of research on how to best stabilize all of the knit fabrics, I decided to use a fusible sheerweight interfacing.  Here's how I did it...

*Keep in mind that I have decided that the finished quilt blocks will be 8 inches square, 
so I will be cutting 
8 1/2" squares to accommodate for seam allowance*

After carefully seam-ripping each onsie/shirt/sleeper (in this case a shirt) apart, I placed it right side down on my ironing board and ironed it flat.  Then I placed a 9" square (approximate) of the fusible interfacing, bumpy side down, on the shirt.

I affixed the interfacing to the shirt using a wet pressing cloth and a hot, steamy iron (FYI, fusible interfacing comes with great instructions).

Then I flipped the shirt over and using my 8 1/2" square ruler cut out a perfect, stabilized square.
Here's an action shot...

Now, that stack of baby clothes = 44 squares!

Here is one of my favorites:

What's next?  Cutting out the 44 squares of white flannel that will go in between these beauties!


  1. Yeah... I am so excited!

  2. This is going to be so doggone cute!!! What a treasure!

  3. Isn't it?!?! It's been so much fun to work on!

  4. Save your baby clothes...there could be some quilts in your future...:)


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