bump to baby bibs and burps + giveaway

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hello Wednesday!
welcome to the next stop on the bump to baby blog hop!!
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I enjoy giving handmade bibs and burp cloths as shower gifts for new babies…
so I thought I would share a few tips…
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select a few prints to use for burp cloths…
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I like to back both my burp cloths and bibs with chenille
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cut a 10 inch wide strip, trimming off selveges and cut to 21 inches, or as close as you can
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lay print right sides together on chenille pin in place and
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generously cut around the print rectangle
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using a walking foot sew around the outside edge leaving an opening to turn right side out
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trim off excess chenille and clip corners on the diagonal to reduce bulk when turning
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I like to use a bamboo pointer to help poke out the corners
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press and pin opening closed and then top stitch
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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!
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ready to make some bibs??
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here are my fabric selections along with some fun trim…
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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
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there are lots of free patterns available or design your own
here are my three bibs tops…
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using the pattern of your choice, pin and cut out…
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I sewed the ric rac on after I cut out the bib pattern
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next place bib right sides together on chenille and follow the same directions as the burp cloths…
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sew with a walking foot around the outside edge leaving an opening for turning…
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trim close to stitching for easier turning…
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turn right side out and press ready to top stitch
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I also prewash these and then add velcro for closures…
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if you would like the measurements for the pink and purple bibs…leave me a comment or email me – brooke@sillymamaquilts.com
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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…

click here to visit all of the stops on this blog hop…
Happy Sewing!

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120 Responses to bump to baby bibs and burps + giveaway

  1. Ashley February 25, 2015 at 9:45 am #

    I would make burb cloths for my 8 wk old 🙂

  2. Dee Mellinger February 25, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    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!!!!

  3. chanzy01 February 25, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    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

  4. Teresa Stanulis February 25, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    I would make some bibs too! Yours are so cute!!

  5. Wendy February 25, 2015 at 10:54 am #

    These are precious in this fabric! They really show off the coordinating designs and I love the jumbo rick-rack!

  6. Wendy February 25, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    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

  7. Joan February 25, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    I would make a lovely quilt!

  8. mblittle5 February 25, 2015 at 11:00 am #

    Wow, that would make such a cute baby quilt.

  9. mskhofhinn February 25, 2015 at 11:02 am #

    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.

  10. Jessica P. February 25, 2015 at 11:08 am #

    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!

  11. Kat Scott February 25, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    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 🙂

  12. Michele Timms February 25, 2015 at 11:28 am #

    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!!

  13. Sophie in WY February 25, 2015 at 11:37 am #

    The fabric is beautiful – so many options but I would love to make some of your bibs!

  14. Mary Paetz February 25, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

    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.

  15. DreiPunkteWerk February 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    Very sweet 🙂

  16. Melissa Miller February 25, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    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!

  17. Sarah J February 25, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    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!

  18. CarolAnn H February 25, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    I would make a baby quilt with these cute fabrics.

  19. Vicki H February 25, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    I would like to make burp cloths.

  20. Dot H February 25, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

    I like the big ric rac you used on the bibs. I like that for embellishments.

  21. Sandy K February 25, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

    When we get a new addition in the family, I would make a quilt with burp cloths to go with.

  22. Quilting Tangent February 25, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    Cute bibs.

  23. Rochelle February 25, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

    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!!!

  24. Anna Lutz-Brown February 25, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

    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 …..

  25. Paula February 25, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

    I would make bibs and burp cloths; you make it seem so easy! 🙂

  26. Janet D February 25, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

    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.

    • Janet D February 25, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

      Ha, guess a computer glitch happened and all the comments didn’t load on my screen.

  27. Lisa Marie February 25, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

    These are super cute fabrics! The first thing I would make is a baby quilt because I just love making baby quilts.

  28. Moira February 25, 2015 at 6:13 pm #

    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!

  29. JoyceLM February 25, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    My quilting group is making items for a nearby children’s hospital, so these lovely fabrics would be used for our projects. Thanks.

  30. paulineperry65 February 25, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

    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.
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  31. Joan DeSantis February 25, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

    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!

  32. Lea February 25, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    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.

  33. Lynne Tilley February 25, 2015 at 7:14 pm #

    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!

  34. allison C February 25, 2015 at 8:22 pm #

    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!

  35. Anjeanette February 25, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    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!

  36. Karen February 25, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

    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.

  37. Evelene Sterling February 25, 2015 at 9:11 pm #

    I have two babies being born in March and April-not mine-that I’d like to make burp cloths and bibs like these.

  38. Lea Anne February 25, 2015 at 9:28 pm #

    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.

  39. Kathleen Dalecio February 25, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

    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.

  40. Debra Kay Neiman February 25, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    I think I would make some baby bibs for my granddaughter. LOVE LOVE the big rick rack on them too.

  41. Lori Morton February 25, 2015 at 10:01 pm #

    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! 🙂

  42. Pam S February 25, 2015 at 10:30 pm #

    What delightful creations and what delightful fabric! I would use this is a baby quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Susan February 25, 2015 at 11:18 pm #

    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 =)

  44. Elisabetta February 26, 2015 at 12:01 am #

    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

  45. alexis February 26, 2015 at 12:10 am #

    Perhaps a quilted tote for all those essentials!

  46. Brenda Hulsey February 26, 2015 at 12:43 am #

    I have several friends who have grand babies on the way and I would love to make some of these items from this fabric.

  47. Nicole Sender February 26, 2015 at 1:06 am #

    I’d make bibs and also a quilt! I like the idea to use chenille as a bib backing!

  48. Anita C February 26, 2015 at 1:25 am #

    New granddaughter on the way, I’ll be starting bibs & burps soon. Love the prints.

  49. gibbylet February 26, 2015 at 2:49 am #

    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!

  50. Sally February 26, 2015 at 3:33 am #

    New baby in the family so I’d make a quilt (and bibs if any fabric is left!)

  51. Lynn D in NC February 26, 2015 at 4:16 am #

    I would make a baby quilt.

  52. Aimee February 26, 2015 at 6:29 am #

    I would use these to make a baby quilt. Thanks for the lovely giveaway

  53. Patricia Cash February 26, 2015 at 6:48 am #

    I would make a quilt and bag.

  54. Amorette February 26, 2015 at 10:16 am #

    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!

  55. buntyw February 26, 2015 at 10:54 am #

    I love your burp cloths Brooke – is chenille the same as minky?? I’m not sure what I can find here in the UK!

  56. barbara woods February 26, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    i always need to make baby things with 24 grands most at marriage age, some already has kids

  57. Emilee February 26, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

    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!

  58. Renee February 26, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    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…

  59. Teresa Van de Castle February 26, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

    Cute…mmm I’d make a baby quilt.. or try the bibs – they are very cute!

  60. Delaine February 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

    I would definitely make your burp cloths and bibs. They are so cute! Thanks!

  61. Kathy Davis February 26, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

    Love the tutorial. I would make bibs and burp cloths as gifts. I am giving a baby shower in April. Perfect timing.

  62. Emily C February 26, 2015 at 4:55 pm #

    I would have to make a quilt for my niece.

  63. Judy S. February 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    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.

  64. Monica February 26, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

    very cute – sent you an e-mail for measurements- what a great and quick little gift.

  65. amy February 26, 2015 at 5:57 pm #

    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!

  66. Sonja McLane February 26, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    I am a new quilter so I will stick with that!!!! I love the fabric thanks for the chance. sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

  67. Melissa Meinhard February 26, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

    My co-worker is expecting, and these bibs are adorable! I also love that large rick-rack! Thanks for the chance!

  68. Laura February 26, 2015 at 6:32 pm #

    I would love to make a baby quilt and matching burp cloths!

  69. Cyndy Knapp February 26, 2015 at 6:32 pm #

    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!

  70. Linda Webster February 26, 2015 at 6:43 pm #

    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!

  71. Kristine February 26, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

    Love the bibs. I think I’d make a receiving blanket.

  72. Lee February 26, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    I would have to make some bibs – with the giant rick rac! love it!

  73. Joan February 26, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

    I would make some bibs and a baby quilt. Thank you for the chance to win this pretty fabric bundle.

  74. mlhummy February 26, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    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. 🙂

  75. Linda Brown February 26, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    I would make some blankets for my great-niece’s dolls….

  76. Christine Sherman February 26, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    Your bibs and burp cloths are just beautiful Brooke! This bundle would make a pretty spring quilt!

  77. Karen February 26, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

    I would make a quilted pillow.

  78. Joan H. February 26, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

    I would love to make some adorable bibs and burp cloths to use for baby shower gifts.

  79. Wei T February 26, 2015 at 11:32 pm #

    I would make a cute baby quilt for my niece! Thank you for hosting the giveaway! weitay at Gmail dot com

  80. Chris February 27, 2015 at 12:51 am #

    I need to make a baby quilt for a new little one at church. The ric rac is a great idea. Love the fabric.

  81. Claire Ross February 27, 2015 at 1:49 am #

    I love the little bibs. These are fab and look straightforward to make, thanks for the inspiration x

  82. Amy February 27, 2015 at 6:41 am #

    I always love to keep these on hand as a quickie shower gift–new mommies always love the handmade touch!

  83. Greta February 27, 2015 at 7:24 am #

    I would put them in a quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.

  84. Jenny February 27, 2015 at 9:23 am #

    Definitely a baby quilt for my new grandchild due in April. Thanks for the giveaway Brroke.

  85. Ann Stecco February 27, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    Quick and easy patterns! Thanks. Love the Bump to Baby fabric.

  86. LG February 27, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    I would make a baby quilt for one friend and a set of burp cloths for another!

  87. Stacy February 27, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    Your bibs are adorable! I would really like to make a baby quilt or two with this bundle.

  88. Jacklynn Grimm February 27, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    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

  89. Kirsten February 27, 2015 at 11:34 am #

    I’d likely try making bibs as I’ve not yet made any of those.

  90. Katy Marriott February 27, 2015 at 11:38 am #

    I’d make some bibs like the ones above – really gorgeous!

  91. Sarah February 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    I would absolutely try making those burp cloths. Thanks for the chance to win!

  92. Mara February 27, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    Such sweet fabrics, I would pair it with some linen to make a diaper bag.

  93. Amy Caldwell February 27, 2015 at 5:35 pm #

    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.

  94. Julie February 27, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    I would have to make a baby quilt:)

  95. Lilia galvan February 27, 2015 at 7:34 pm #

    Loved the colors and the chenille on the back makes them super soft! Would love the pattern also!

  96. maggielou February 27, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

    Thank you for the tutorial. I have never used chenille but am ready to try it.

  97. slmorris2014slmrn1 February 27, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

    Would make something special for my new grand niece.

  98. Tarnia Hodges February 27, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

    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.

  99. Sarah February 27, 2015 at 8:34 pm #

    Beautiful! I’m looking for baby shower gift ideas at the moment, so this is timely.

  100. duchick February 27, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    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!

  101. LeAnn February 27, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

    I’d make some of those cute baby bibs and burp cloths — and some cozy baby quilts.

  102. KarenInTucson February 27, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    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.

  103. Kim S. February 27, 2015 at 11:11 pm #

    This would make such a cute quilt. Love those bibs and burp cloths!

  104. Ellee February 28, 2015 at 4:00 am #

    These fabrics are perfect for a quilt for my little granddaughter.

  105. jenetamasson February 28, 2015 at 6:14 am #

    I can’t go past a cute quilt using this range. I love the idea of backing bibs and burp cloths with chenille.

  106. piroska February 28, 2015 at 7:45 am #

    The bibs are too cute! Love the fabric!
    I would make some bibs for my niece’s baby-to-be (due in May!!)

  107. Cheryl @ Sew Can Do February 28, 2015 at 8:12 am #

    A colorful blanket or quilt.

  108. Heather February 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

    I would make a quilt for my husband’s childhood friend’s baby girl due this summer!

  109. Joanne February 28, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    One of my friends is having a baby soon, so I would make her something cute for her new little one.

  110. Wendy February 28, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win…like the ideas of what you have made.
    Best wishes

  111. lauren m February 28, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    I would definitely make my sweet little guy some cute bibs. I am also expecting a new niece/nephew any day!!

  112. Wendy Ramirez February 28, 2015 at 10:45 pm #

    I would love make quilted pouches with this bundle of fabric! I LOVE the designs! 🙂

  113. Holly March 1, 2015 at 6:34 am #

    I’ve actually been working on some burp cloths and I’d love to try to make some bibs too!

  114. cindy oneal March 1, 2015 at 9:12 am #

    Love your use of chenille for a cuddly soft back. Gonna be making a batch of these for gifts. Cindy/ bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com

  115. Shauna March 1, 2015 at 9:45 am #

    Ohhh I would definitely make a baby blanket, I think it would wonderfully for that

  116. Ana March 1, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

    I would make bibs, or maybe quilt a blankie for my sweet niece. 🙂

  117. Kezzamac April 16, 2015 at 8:45 pm #

    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.


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