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Memory Quilt

  • Rotary fabric cutter (optional)
  • Self-healing cutting mat (optional)
  • Clear acrylic quilter's ruler
  • Scissors
  • Clothing and fabric for quilt squares
  • Straight pins
  • A steam iron
  • Preshrunk 100-percent cotton batting
  • Safety pins; 1/2-inch-wide double-fold bias tape
  • Prewashed cotton fabric for backing (we used a vintage piece of matelasse bedspread, but
  • Yarn or embroidery floss

Tied Children's Quilt

Show your love for the little ones in your life with this adorable quilted blanket.
  • 1 yard printed quilt fabric for front, pre-washed and ironed
  • 1 yard solid cotton fabric for backing, pre-washed and ironed
  • Craft- or crib-sized quilt batting
  • Rotary cutter
  • Clear grid ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • 4 yards 3/4-inch or 11/16-inch cotton rick rack
  • White water-based craft glue
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating thread
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Water-soluble marking pen
  • Quilt tie diagram
  • 1 spool Perle cotton embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle

Follow-the-Lines Baby Quilt

  • Fabric 1: 1 yard of 45-inch-wide printed cotton (with a design that varies in size), for quilt front
  • Fabric 2: 1 1/4 yards of 45-inch-wide coordinating printed cotton, for quilt back
  • Fabric 3: 1/2 yard of 45-inch-wide solid cotton, for binding
  • Hand-quilting thread
  • Hand-quilting needle(s) (I prefer size 10 betweens)
  • Wool batting, 36 by 46 inchesNote: If you use Quilter's Dream wool or cotton batting, your stitching can be up to 8 inches apart and the batting will remain stable. If you use another brand, check the manufacturer's directions for the maximum distance between stitches.

Simple Baby Quilt

This charming baby quilt is an easy-to-make gift, and great for new moms.
  • 1 1/4 yards printed decorative quilt fabric
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Quilt batting
  • 1 1/4 yards woven flannel
  • Bent safety pins (sold with quilting supplies) or needle and thick thread
  • Masking tape
  • 1 yard solid cotton fabric
  • Sewing machine

Chicken Costume

A first costume should be as cute and cuddly as the wearer, and one made of feathers, wool, even scales, when sewn in quilted felt, will be just that. 
  • Comb and Ear templates
  • 2 white long-sleeved leotards
  • One bag of loose wool batting
  • 2 heavyweight white feather boas
  • Safety pins
  • Two 8-by-10-inch pieces of red wool felt
  • White pilot's cap
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Yellow rubber gloves
  • Sneakers with a heel tab

Bluebird Halloween Costume

Everyone loves the cheerful bluebird. This costume captures the complexity and beauty of the bird's plumage with simple creases, stitching, and snipping. Moreover, it slips on and off easily and won't restrict a baby's motion. Dressed for trick-or-treating, your fine feathered baby can stretch his wings.
  • Costume templates
  • White long-sleeve snap-bottom shirt
  • White tights
  • Blue pilot cap
  • 18-inch square of white felt
  • Two 18-inch squares of sky blue felt
  • Two 18-inch squares of blueberry felt
  • One 36-inch square of medium blue felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Velcro
  • Elastic
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Iron
  • Sewing supplies

Goldfish Costume

A first costume should be as cute and cuddly as the wearer, and one made of feathers, wool, even scales, when sewn in quilted felt, will be just that. Use the simple soft designs here to ensure that your little one is adorable in her new skin.
  • 60-inch-long piece of kraft paper
  • 1 1/2 yards of orange wool felt
  • 1 yard of 1/4-inch-thick polyurethane foam or one bag of wool-blanket batting
  • 4 sets of Velcro fastener dots, 1/2 yard of pink wool felt
  • White craft glue
  • Goldfish costume template

Roast Turkey Costume

  • Muslin fabric
  • Pencil
  • Roast turkey template
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Cotton stuffing (acrylic or plastic bags also work)
  • One 6- to 8-inch piece of Velcro
  • Acrylic paint (light brown, darker brown, yellows, beige, and orange)
  • Lace trim
  • Sponge paintbrush
  • Old toothbrush
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Silk flowers
  • Fake vegetables
  • 1/2 yard 1-inch-thick foam
  • 1/2 yard pant weight fabric