Productive use of inherited fabric stash

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I have many *many* small-to-large pieces of cotton prints from the  
50s-60-&70s, inherited from my mother and mother-in-law.  Many were  
used to make clothes for my DDs.   I was constitutionally unable to  
leave them to be destroyed or donated.  They have been maturing here  
now for several years.

Today, I serged the ends and machine washed & dried several pieces  
with cute small prints, and stitched them up into twelve (so far) of  
the Pediatric Bears I am donating to the local hospital where my  
younger DD works.  They use them to distract/sooth/comfort little  
ones while they undergo uncomfortable procedures.  The children keep  
the bears to take home, so they have to be fairy sturdy, and stand  
up to future laundering.

I knew I was never going to make any more children's clothing, so I  
am very pleased to have found a good project to use up my DM's and  
DMIL's perfectly good fabrics.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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Pictures????  I would love to see these bears.

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ItsJoanNotJoann wrote:
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Here is the very first batch I delivered.
http://www.ickes.us/donations
I have to work with the constraints placed on me by the volunteer  
organizer.  The pattern is very simple, and I deliver them turned  
and pressed, with an opening at the bottom so she can stuff them and  
draw on the "face".  I'm getting the time down, running a production  
line of cut - press bottom-opening seam allowance - reinforce every  
inside turn with a small piece of fusible interfacing -  stitch -  
clip corners - turn - and final press, using a template cut out of  
no-melt-Mylar.  The first few took about 20 minutes each, I have it  
down to less than 15 each now.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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It's a very cute pattern.


--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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On Sunday, June 29, 2014 2:06:26 AM UTC-5, BEI Design wrote:
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Those are just too cute and I'm sure they will be much appreciated!  Love the patterned material; very cheery.


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ItsJoanNotJoann wrote:

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Thanks.

And a great way to use up odds and ends of stash!  It takes a piece  
only about 11" X 24" to make each one. I may even decide to make a  
few with a different print on each side.  ;-D

--  
Beverly, off to press the "bears"
http://www.ickes.us



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I can totally understand that.

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a great project

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