4.26.2011

Cuteness x 2

 I made these bibs for my cousin Amanda's little girl. They're backed with chenille and super-cute! I found the pattern here and then added my pre-washed creamy chenille. This isn't my idea - I've seen tons of these bibs out there. I do have a tip when making these:

Cut out the bib from your FRONT fabric using the pattern. DO NOT use the pattern to cut the chenille - rather cut a rectangle large enough to cover the bib, sew right sides together using a 1/4" seam using the bib as your guide, leaving an opening for turning, and then trim the chenille to the shape of the bib after stitching. {The chenille rolls and moves a lot when stitching, so to make it easier and more precise, do yourself a favor and trim off the chenille after you sew.} Turn right side out and edgestitch all the way around {and close the turning opening}.

Fabric is Jennifer Paganelli. The yellow one is my all-time favorite of hers. So vintagelicious!



 And my little cottage that I made for the Bumble Beans "Something From Nothing Mini Quilt Swap".  It turned out pretty cute! The FMQ on the blue sky is a hot mess, but I'm glad I gave it a try - will definitely try it more. This is going to my secret partner on Monday!

8 comments:

  1. I like the black binding...it's a really cute mini.

    I do the same thing (only cutting one part to pattern, the other I trim after sewing) but I have never seen someone not use any binding...I like that idea. My SIL is expecting and I will most definitely make these. What type of closure is on the bib?

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  2. Love the bibs...very cute. I've never sewn chenille before but now I kind of want to try.
    Your dol quilt turned out cute. I especially like the flowers around the bottom of the house.

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  3. It's not a hot mess..I like it!

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  4. Mary-
    It's a velcro closure. I think the pattern calls for a snap closure, but I like velcro - easier to install.

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  5. Hey, we are on the same page as I'm sewing bibs right now too!! I never thought of not cutting out the backing...you are genius!! Love them...and the house!!

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  6. Oh those bibs are ADORABLE...and look so easy! I'm going to have to make a few and hope someone I know has a baby to give them to! :)

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  7. Love, love the house. And isn't our Cincinnati sky the true hot mess thee days! According to Lois Jean Grebowski, we are getting another dose of hot mess tonight.

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  8. Love that mini quilt..the flowers are gorgeous! The whole thing is just..beautiful.

    FMQ..it's good. Don't beat yourself up. I wish I had the guts to even try it.

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