welcome to the next stop on the bump to baby blog hop!!
I enjoy giving handmade bibs and burp cloths as shower gifts for new babies…
so I thought I would share a few tips…
select a few prints to use for burp cloths…
I like to back both my burp cloths and bibs with chenille
cut a 10 inch wide strip, trimming off selveges and cut to 21 inches, or as close as you can
lay print right sides together on chenille pin in place and
generously cut around the print rectangle
using a walking foot sew around the outside edge leaving an opening to turn right side out
trim off excess chenille and clip corners on the diagonal to reduce bulk when turning
I like to use a bamboo pointer to help poke out the corners
press and pin opening closed and then top stitch
I then toss these in the washing machine for a quick wash on warm to make sure the final burp cloth is ready for action with no extra fuzzies!
ready to make some bibs??
here are my fabric selections along with some fun trim…
my bib pattern is about 14 inches x 10 inches, so I cut my yellow piece 5.5 x 11, print piece 6 x 11 and the orange dot 3 x 11 and sewed them into one piece
there are lots of free patterns available or design your own
here are my three bibs tops…
using the pattern of your choice, pin and cut out…
I sewed the ric rac on after I cut out the bib pattern
next place bib right sides together on chenille and follow the same directions as the burp cloths…
sew with a walking foot around the outside edge leaving an opening for turning…
trim close to stitching for easier turning…
turn right side out and press ready to top stitch
I also prewash these and then add velcro for closures…
if you would like the measurements for the pink and purple bibs…leave me a comment or email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
Gina has graciously offered a Fat Eighth bundle for my giveaway!!!
how sweet is that??!!!
leave me a comment on what you would make…
I will draw a winner Sunday, March 1st…
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I would make burb cloths for my 8 wk old 🙂
Our ladies sewing group at church is making crib quilts and tote/diaper bags for our local Life Network organization for at risk pregnancies. We’d LOVE the infusion of this fabric for our projects!!!!
Talk about cute! Your bibs and burp cloths are adorable and I would love the measurements for the bibs. If I were lucky enough to win the fabric bundle I would be making bibs. Thanks for the chance! edrin1932 at gmail dot com
I would make some bibs too! Yours are so cute!!
These are precious in this fabric! They really show off the coordinating designs and I love the jumbo rick-rack!
oops- forgot to add that I definitely would make bib and burp cloth pairs for gifts. Thanks for the opportunity to win that adorable fabric
I would make a lovely quilt!
Wow, that would make such a cute baby quilt.
Thank you for the tutorials! I have a few friends having babies and I love the idea of a pile of nice bibs and burp cloths for them.
I love those bibs! I love the colors in this bundle so much! I really want to make a quilt for my daughter. The pinks, oranges, and grays would be perfect. I would put back the blues for another project. Thank you for the chance!
As all of the nieces & nephews and kids seem to be having babies right now I would probably sew a stock pile of bibs…! Very pretty line for baby 🙂
OMG!! Your bibs are so adorable and using chenille for the back is such a fantastic idea!! I must get some!! If I won, I would make a bunch of baby quilts because I have 3 friends expecting… we only need the stork to deliver for one of them… any day now!!
The fabric is beautiful – so many options but I would love to make some of your bibs!
I love the idea of backing the burp cloths with chenille. I also use a bowl or saucer to mark corners and round them off. I like the round look better. Thx for great tutorial.
Very sweet 🙂
Your bibs turned out great. If I won, I’d have to put the fabric away for a bit while I [im]patiently wait for babies among family and friends!
I see several prints that would work in quilts I’m working on for my 2 kiddos. The very “baby” ones I would make a quilt to donate! Such a cute line!
I would make a baby quilt with these cute fabrics.
I would like to make burp cloths.
I like the big ric rac you used on the bibs. I like that for embellishments.
When we get a new addition in the family, I would make a quilt with burp cloths to go with.
Love the bibs. I’d probably make a couple of cute little baby quilts with this bright fabric. I’ve found several burp cloth patterns and have used them for shower gifts (so has my daughter for her friends). Can’t go wrong there!!!
I like your burp cloths there fast easy and useable after baby is grown for cleaning…..I would make a baby tote or burp cloths………..ty for ideas …..
I would make bibs and burp cloths; you make it seem so easy! 🙂
Oh the first comment! Is that lucky? lol. That bundle is calling “baby quilt” to me, and since there are 2 new arrivals in the family expected in late summer I should get cracking on them.
Ha, guess a computer glitch happened and all the comments didn’t load on my screen.
These are super cute fabrics! The first thing I would make is a baby quilt because I just love making baby quilts.
Great tips on making the baby gifts. I love the fabrics that you’ve used in these. Thanks to you and to Gina for offering the giveaway!
My quilting group is making items for a nearby children’s hospital, so these lovely fabrics would be used for our projects. Thanks.
Such lovely fabrics for babies and I will absolutely make a baby quilt with these and donate it to my local Women’s Shelter – lots of children pass through there and as a grandmother of 5 I am all about babies and children.
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I would love the measurements for your pink and purple bibs. They are adorable. Ip the burp cloth patter is great- looks super easy and I can easily coordinate it with a baby quilt. Thanks for posting! Would love to win fabric too!
What cute little burp clothes and I like how you backed them with chennile. Thanks for the chance to win (and thanks Gina.) I would make a baby quilt to donate. These fabrics are so sweet and cheerful.
What a great coincidence! I just found out yesterday that my son is having our 4th grandchild! I was already thinking about things to make, and these are #1 on my list! To win the fabric would be a bonus!! Also, I love the use of chenille on the back of the bibs and burp cloths!! I use terry, but it’s never as soft as I’d like. Thanks for the chance!
I have so many friends that are expecting or just had a baby. I need to make lots of gifts and this would be perfect!
What a great giveaway. My sister is due with a baby this summer. I’d totally make her a baby quilt. Thanks for the fun!
I would like the measurements for the bibs. I would like to make both the bibs and burbs. I need some baby gifts. Thanks for sharing.
I have two babies being born in March and April-not mine-that I’d like to make burp cloths and bibs like these.
Those are so cute! I’ve a new grandbaby coming in August, this bundle could make a small quilt, bibs, changing pads, and maybe a softy toy.
I love your bibs! I never thought to use chenille as a backing. It looks better than the flannel I’ve used.
If I won this lovely bundle, I’d like to make some preemie baby quilts for the hospital where my RN sister works in the NICU.
I think I would make some baby bibs for my granddaughter. LOVE LOVE the big rick rack on them too.
We have a new Granbaby due in April…I would definitely be making some Bibs, Burp Cloths & anything else I could squeeze from allll the scraps! lol How fun this fabric line is!! Looooove it! 🙂
What delightful creations and what delightful fabric! I would use this is a baby quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!
I would like the bib measurements. These are the cutest things! Thanks for the chance to win some fabric to make my own. Someone at church is always pregnant =)
I would make a baby quilt and bibs like yours for a friend that’s expecting a new baby!
Yes please give the measures for bibs too, I loved yours
Perhaps a quilted tote for all those essentials!
I have several friends who have grand babies on the way and I would love to make some of these items from this fabric.
I’d make bibs and also a quilt! I like the idea to use chenille as a bib backing!
New granddaughter on the way, I’ll be starting bibs & burps soon. Love the prints.
My best friend is secretly plotting to start having kids with his wife, and all I can do is plot to make awesome bibs and onesies and blankets *scowl* I am going to win this challenge!
New baby in the family so I’d make a quilt (and bibs if any fabric is left!)
I would make a baby quilt.
I would use these to make a baby quilt. Thanks for the lovely giveaway
I would make a quilt and bag.
I love to make baby quilts, backed with minky. How does that chenille wash with food bits? I will have to give that a try!
I love your burp cloths Brooke – is chenille the same as minky?? I’m not sure what I can find here in the UK!
i always need to make baby things with 24 grands most at marriage age, some already has kids
Love the burp cloths & bibs-such a great baby shower gift, but with an entire fat eight bundle I think a quilt would be in order!
If I had grand babies, I would be all over making the things you posted, but alas, I do not have any grand babies yet, so I would be making a couple of baby quilts for friends and acquaintances that we have in our lives that are having babies. It is always nice to have a couple already made up to give away when we find out someone is having or has had a baby! Warmest…
Cute…mmm I’d make a baby quilt.. or try the bibs – they are very cute!
I would definitely make your burp cloths and bibs. They are so cute! Thanks!
Love the tutorial. I would make bibs and burp cloths as gifts. I am giving a baby shower in April. Perfect timing.
I would have to make a quilt for my niece.
Thank you for your giveaway! It is difficult to choose one thing to make with these lovely fabrics. I am fairly sure my creations would include the cute bibs illustrated on this blog. These fabrics would also be wonderful for small quilts to use in a stroller or a car seat.
very cute – sent you an e-mail for measurements- what a great and quick little gift.
A friend just had a baby and your tutorial looks easy enough for even a beginner like me to try these burp cloths. The chenille backing is a great idea-so soft and fuzzy!
I am a new quilter so I will stick with that!!!! I love the fabric thanks for the chance. email@example.com
My co-worker is expecting, and these bibs are adorable! I also love that large rick-rack! Thanks for the chance!
I would love to make a baby quilt and matching burp cloths!
I would make baby bibs and burp cloths for Birthright and I’d save a few for gifts. This material would be great for those. Thank you for the inspiration!
My nephew and his wife just had a baby boy in January and I’d love to make them the same baby items that you’ve shown on this post. I would be the best Auntie they have!
Love the bibs. I think I’d make a receiving blanket.
I would have to make some bibs – with the giant rick rac! love it!
I would make some bibs and a baby quilt. Thank you for the chance to win this pretty fabric bundle.
Thanks for the chance to win! I love your bibs. So cute with the jumbo ric rac. I’d make a little quilt, bibs and burp cloths for my soon-to-be niece. 🙂
I would make some blankets for my great-niece’s dolls….
Your bibs and burp cloths are just beautiful Brooke! This bundle would make a pretty spring quilt!
I would make a quilted pillow.
I would love to make some adorable bibs and burp cloths to use for baby shower gifts.
I would make a cute baby quilt for my niece! Thank you for hosting the giveaway! weitay at Gmail dot com
I need to make a baby quilt for a new little one at church. The ric rac is a great idea. Love the fabric.
I love the little bibs. These are fab and look straightforward to make, thanks for the inspiration x
I always love to keep these on hand as a quickie shower gift–new mommies always love the handmade touch!
I would put them in a quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.
Definitely a baby quilt for my new grandchild due in April. Thanks for the giveaway Brroke.
Quick and easy patterns! Thanks. Love the Bump to Baby fabric.
I would make a baby quilt for one friend and a set of burp cloths for another!
Your bibs are adorable! I would really like to make a baby quilt or two with this bundle.
We have three women at work right now that are pregnant and due within the next two months….I would love to make bibs and burp cloths for them! Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com
I’d likely try making bibs as I’ve not yet made any of those.
I’d make some bibs like the ones above – really gorgeous!
I would absolutely try making those burp cloths. Thanks for the chance to win!
Such sweet fabrics, I would pair it with some linen to make a diaper bag.
Sew adorable!!!!! I would love to make some accessories for a couple new Mommy friends!!! A chance to make my first gift bibs!! Thanks for the chance.
I would have to make a baby quilt:)
Loved the colors and the chenille on the back makes them super soft! Would love the pattern also!
Thank you for the tutorial. I have never used chenille but am ready to try it.
Would make something special for my new grand niece.
I would make a playmat for my sisters baby. She is waiting for IVF, so I might have to put it aside for a little while though.
Beautiful! I’m looking for baby shower gift ideas at the moment, so this is timely.
Thank you for the tutorials on the burp cloth and bibs! I have used new bath towels for the backing with success, but chenille would be even softer. I will try that! I would be using this fabric bundle for a baby quilt with matching accessories like burp cloths and bibs!
I’d make some of those cute baby bibs and burp cloths — and some cozy baby quilts.
These are beautiful fabrics. My newest great grand children need bibs and burp clothes – I really like your ideas. Will just have to buy some chenille and I will be set.
This would make such a cute quilt. Love those bibs and burp cloths!
These fabrics are perfect for a quilt for my little granddaughter.
I can’t go past a cute quilt using this range. I love the idea of backing bibs and burp cloths with chenille.
The bibs are too cute! Love the fabric!
I would make some bibs for my niece’s baby-to-be (due in May!!)
A colorful blanket or quilt.
I would make a quilt for my husband’s childhood friend’s baby girl due this summer!
One of my friends is having a baby soon, so I would make her something cute for her new little one.
Thanks for the chance to win…like the ideas of what you have made.
I would definitely make my sweet little guy some cute bibs. I am also expecting a new niece/nephew any day!!
I would love make quilted pouches with this bundle of fabric! I LOVE the designs! 🙂
I’ve actually been working on some burp cloths and I’d love to try to make some bibs too!
Love your use of chenille for a cuddly soft back. Gonna be making a batch of these for gifts. Cindy/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Ohhh I would definitely make a baby blanket, I think it would wonderfully for that
I would make bibs, or maybe quilt a blankie for my sweet niece. 🙂
For anxiously awaited first grandchild I will be making bibs for wearing out and nursery accessories…boxes, flags, quilted cushions etc. have just purchased chenille and am anxious to use it. Just waiting to hear if boy or girl.