by toogie 16 Aug 2016

Hello Cuties! I finally was able, to make a few more new bibs, for Avery. In the first photo, the design was a free design from Apex, about a week ago. Both of these fabrics I quilted free motion, to fleece, before embroidering and attaching to backing (Baby Dry waterproof).

Second photo design is from Kreations By Kara, 2014 Jan monthly, year of the horse design. Again I free motion quilted. The peach color monogram is Apex Victor again, on pre-quilted fabric. All the top fabric was given to me, except the pink flowered. I used Kam snaps on all of them, however I had no black or peach for the mono bib. I hope you like them-Toogie


by Barbaric 18 Aug 2016

They look beautiful. I made bibs for my mum while she had a stay in hospital and every one admired them and thought it was a great idea and my friend who has a son who is 6ft 6 wears a throw bib when he stops and has breakfast with them a few times a week it is easier to wash a bib than a set of clothes.

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toogie by toogie 18 Aug 2016

That is very true. This protect Avery's Chest/shoulder harness on her wheelchair from getting soaked too.Thank you for looking and commenting,too.

by rsloan 18 Aug 2016

Great work and I'm sure much appreciated. Apex has a new free design "born to sparkle" and I bet that fits Avery too.

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toogie by toogie 18 Aug 2016

Just got it! Thanks for the heads up though because sometimes I'm too slow and they change....this may be a future bib! Thanks for everything!

by mlbell70 17 Aug 2016

Very nice bibs, also I have never seen the side snap before - great idea. I didn't see if you made the bib pattern yourself.

toogie by toogie 18 Aug 2016

The bib pattern 'evolved' over the years-lol- I think I started out tracing a bought bib and just enlarged it as my grand-daughter grew. You see she is nearly 11 years old and special needs. It's impossible to find a bib to fit a child that age, so I have fun making them, and she benefits from my craft. There are patterns I'm sure on the net, with a side snap for babies. Maybe google 'side snap bibs patterns' or I may do that for you. If I find something, I'll be back, as Arnold says-lol

toogie by toogie 18 Aug 2016

I sent you a private message, look at the top of this page where it says INBOX. Click on that, then click on the message from me. I found a few sites for you.

mlbell70 by mlbell70 18 Aug 2016

Thank you, that is so kind of you.

by arlene 17 Aug 2016

You did such a beautiful job.

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toogie by toogie 17 Aug 2016

Thank you so much Arlene. I do like to play and making bibs gives me the opportunity to.

by brendalea 17 Aug 2016

Lovely job on the bibs for Avery. She will be in style!!!
Thank you for sharing, Happy Stitching!!!

toogie by toogie 17 Aug 2016

Hi, how are you? I am making more bibs today too. Tomorrow is baby sitting day.

brendalea by brendalea 19 Aug 2016

Hi back at ya... I'm fine. How are you? I see you are busy sewing and baby sitting. Today I am heading to the sewing shop to pick up my sewing machine and hope to start to clean up the sewing area. Take care & Happy Stitching!!!!

by sonjapotgieter 17 Aug 2016

Beautiful!!Thank you

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toogie by toogie 17 Aug 2016

Thanks Sonja!

by ssampsel 17 Aug 2016

Great quilting job. I love the monogram, so feminine!

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toogie by toogie 17 Aug 2016

Thank you, the monogram is a favorite of mine, big, bold, beautiful!

by noah 17 Aug 2016

You are a great Grammie and i love your Quilting too hugs

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toogie by toogie 17 Aug 2016

I love to do this , am making more as I write.

by basketkase 17 Aug 2016

These are terrific, Toogie.........Avery will be styling!!

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toogie by toogie 17 Aug 2016

Ya think, Vicki-lol- I started to add Holly, vertical by the right side of the horse, because that's their horse's name, but didn't want to confuse new people, thinking Avery's name was Holly.

by carolpountney 17 Aug 2016

These are beautiful. Just love your free motion quilting

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toogie by toogie 17 Aug 2016

Thank you Carol and I love doing it. It may not be perfect but it is enjoyable.

by teun 17 Aug 2016

Sehn ganz toll aus

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toogie by toogie 17 Aug 2016

Thank you teun

by airyfairy 17 Aug 2016

I just love the bibs you make for Avery. You are such a very special grandmother to a very special little girl.

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toogie by toogie 17 Aug 2016

You know Sarah, you do the same for yours, as well as other grandmothers do here. Sometimes we may think our kids take us, or what we can do, for granted. Well, it was nice to hear Ashley say, she was thankful to have a mom who could supply Avery with bibs as she grows. She said this when another mom, with a child Avery's age and condition, asked where did she find bibs to fit her and such pretty ones too. Needless to say, this child will be getting some bibs to fit, too.

by sandralane 17 Aug 2016

An amazing job Toogie, they are all lovely, Avery will look very grown up and smart in her new bibs. The choice of fabrics and designs is great. Sandra.

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toogie by toogie 17 Aug 2016

Thank you Sandra, I'm still looking through my ga-zillion files-lol- for something besides monograms, although I really like them. Also, since our Hancock's closed, I don't want to cut into my yardages, so I'm pulling out the 'gave to me fabrics' for her bibs. Nice way to use up those pieces.

by katydid 16 Aug 2016

Avery should be set. Wonderful job!

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toogie by toogie 16 Aug 2016

Not quiet yet, Kay. These may last a watery day, still got a few to do. I just quilted a pretty print with lavender color in it. I do like the monogram design but I didn't want to do them all the same. Yet....the monograms are so pretty!!!

by maggiecal 16 Aug 2016

Toogie - these are fantastic - I even clicked on the pictures and love your free motion stippling - great job!!

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toogie by toogie 16 Aug 2016

Thank you, I find I do better at full speed. If I go too slow and my movements are jerky, the stitches are too large. I just wander around with them and have a relaxing time of it.

by lbrow 16 Aug 2016

They are lovely Toogie. They will be so nice for Avery. She will be proud of them/Lillian

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toogie by toogie 16 Aug 2016

She may can wear them a little longer, by being quilted, it helps with absorption. Some days she goes through quite a few.

by peafarm 16 Aug 2016

You've done a great job--I, too, love free motion--somehow it is soothing [when the bobbin stitches are like they are supposed to be]. You've accomplished non-baby like bibs. Are these ITH I am wondering--I am thinking you said you have 5 x 7 hoop---would love to have size for an 8 x 12 hoop.

toogie by toogie 16 Aug 2016

No, not ITH, I can only 'dream' of a large hoop. You are right, I have a 5x7. I thought these designs would be okay for our girl, too, without looking babyish. Thanks for looking.

peafarm by peafarm 16 Aug 2016

I think I've only used my 8 x 12 about 3 times so far since 2012. Larger designs just take so much thread and time sitting at the machine as I don't walk away unless few steps to the kitchen. This babylock stays in my downstairs t.v. room Too heavy to take elsewhere. Now, if I just had that ITH bib for it--perfect.

maggiecal by maggiecal 16 Aug 2016

Peafarm - a few folks do have ITH 8X12 bibs. I like Anita at Five Star Fonts and she has both a back snap and side snap design. and You can choose the 8X12 within the downloads you get so it's as big as you like.

toogie by toogie 16 Aug 2016

maggiecal, I've checked out the links even though I can't use these large designs, I do get new ideas how to make her bibs. The side snap one almost reminded me of a purse-lol- we prefer the side snap, as Avery pushes back sometimes when we change hers and its hard snapping and unsnapping hers, at the center back.

maggiecal by maggiecal 17 Aug 2016

I've thought those side snap might be better for wiggly young folks (for me, a great nephew),not a hard change to the pattern so glad you got ideas :-)

peafarm by peafarm 17 Aug 2016

Thanks Maggiecal--used to go to FiveStarFonts a lot. Also--I use the same snap method as them--Snap Setter--works great.

toogie by toogie 17 Aug 2016

maggiecal, I have always used the side snap but what I meant by ideas, I like the center front panel for a change, don't you?

maggiecal by maggiecal 18 Aug 2016

Oh, I thought you'd just recently changed to side snap. :-) I do like her piecing with the 3 quilted panels - some folks have done fantastic combinations they share on her Facebook page.

toogie by toogie 18 Aug 2016

I'm not on Facebook, or Pintrest, but when my daughter sees something she likes, she text it to me. If you see new ideas for me, put them in my INBOX, please.

by jrob Moderator 16 Aug 2016

These are adorable and super stylish. Our little Cutie will be uptown in them.

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toogie by toogie 16 Aug 2016

Thanks jrob, she looked so cute in the khaki mono bib and had the perfect bow to match, when she came home from school.

by shirley124 16 Aug 2016

Great work. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 16 Aug 2016

Thank you Shirley

by pldc 16 Aug 2016

you did a great job on all of these Toogie & not a baby looking bib either. Avery will be very please with them ~hugs~

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toogie by toogie 16 Aug 2016

Thank you Loralye. She does have to wear them and needed the 'padding' of the fleece, to help absorb the drool.

by glob69 16 Aug 2016

You did a great job. I love all of them. I am sure your grandchild will too. hugs and blessings

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toogie by toogie 16 Aug 2016

Thank you, I hope her mom will too.

by pennifold 16 Aug 2016

They are beautiful, love the free motion quilting!! Well done, love Chris

toogie by toogie 16 Aug 2016

Free motion/quilting is hard on my hands sometimes, but if not, I could do this forever-lol- I love free motion. Thanks for looking.

jrob by jrob 16 Aug 2016

Toogie, find you some quilting gloves, like Fons and Porter.

toogie by toogie 16 Aug 2016

Good idea jrob, but would take some getting use to-lol