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Why sewing for babies is more fun

Than sewing for adults - Mary Pannabecker Steiner's blog explains

Sewing for babies is way more fun than sewing for adults. Everything is smaller, takes less fabric, less time, less angst.

So when our daughter and her partner announced that there was a baby on the way, my first thought that I should probably get started on a baby quilt. After all, that's what my mom and my grandma had done when my girls were born.

When I was 7 or 8, my parents painted my bedroom lavender and my mom began working on a quilt and comforter in coordinating fabric. I remember playing under the big quilt frame set up in my grandmother's house, surrounded by the feet of aunts and great-aunts who were quilting. It really was a shared labor of love although I didn't recognize it as such until later in life.

Since I had donated my mom's quilt frame to the church and hadn't yet bought a small frame for myself, I chose to knot the quilt and got started. Fortunately, the best fabric store is local -- Fresh Modern Fabric, owned by my friend, Alice Essinger. Even if I'd know the gender at that time, I'd have chosen fabrics in design and color that any child would love and it turned out Alice stocked the charm pack I was looking for -- Moda's Farm Charm charm pack, Gingiber. Turquoise, red, black, and white are the prominent colors.



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