The Appropriate Baby Showers Gifts
Embroidered Baby Blankets This gift will work whether you know how to embroider or not. You simply purchase a lovely baby blanket. This is key to this gift, make sure you get a really nice blanket. You then simply embroider (or hire someone to do it for you) the baby’s name, date of birth, height and weight on the blanket. This will be a keepsake a new mom will cherish forever. She will also save that blanket for her child when they have their first.
If you are better with a needle, you can quilt a blanket. Quilting is a little bit more complicated, unless you’ve done it before and are good at it. You can shoot for fleece cloth and make soft blankets or regular fabric and go for crazy colors and patterns. If you aren’t good at quilting, you can even just take an ordinary blanket and embroider it yourself with the baby’s name or a personal message.
Once you have your design set, the next considerations are the materials you choose to make the quilt patterns b out of. Does the material match the nursery for the child; is it themed for their gender? Additionally the cloth needs to me comfortable for the newborn; cotton or fleece fibers are among the best choices. If you are using two different materials they need to be of the same type, with the only difference being the pattern. In addition to the cloth or yarn you will need appropriate thread and batting for the inside of the blanket.
Blanket Quilt If you don’t have a sewing machine, you have a lot of work to do. I don’t recommend quilting a blanket without a sewing machine if you are looking for a quick easy blanket, even if you are a super fast sewer. If you are really fast at sewing, you probably don’t have a desire to sew a quick quilt anyway but are looking for more complicated and challenging projects. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you should get one. If you aren’t planning on doing any sewing besides this project and don’t want to buy an expensive sewing machine, ask a friend if you can borrow theirs.
For quilting beginners there are kits available that contain all of the material needed to create a quilt. These kits include step by step instructions to help you make the perfect hand crafted quilt for the new addition. Kits are also great because they help new quilters learn the basics of quilting, enabling them to create other, more personalized quilts in the future. While experienced quilters are often aware of the hard work and materials that go into creating the perfect quilt; creating the perfect baby blanket can still be difficult.
One nice thing about down throw blankets is that they have natural oils in them. These oils keep the material warm. The feathers are also kept soft and fluffed up without clumping. Therefore, washing the blanket should be done carefully. The blanket shouldn’t be washed a little too often as it might wear off the natural oils. It’s best to use detergents that are chemical free. Of course, don’t send the down throw blanket for the dry cleaners because the chemicals used there would surely leave a stain on it.
Using One Type of Fabric. Being known for producing quilts made from one type of fabric is another niche. For instance, silk or second hand kimono fabric. The emphasis in this niche is to be the expert on a particular fabric which people want to have quilts made from.