This week I will be making some baby bibs to accompany the ‘welcome baby’ pillow I made. I will be following this tutorial – in the supplies section of the tutorial there are links to download a 2 part PDF pattern for the bib.
After having my sewing machine for nearly a year, I have finally tested out my walking foot. I have no idea why I was so scared of my wakling foot. Probably because it is big and bulky and looks nothing like the standard foot or zipper foot I have used. I tested out my walking foot on Saturday using some scrap fabric and cotton batting and wow, it is nice!
Eep, the fabrics, IMHO, are so cute! It’s hard to say which one is going to be my favorite bib! I originally had planned to back the bibs using cotton flannel, but have since decided against that. I think since I am using cotton batting for the middle layer that the cotton flannel backing will be unnecessary since (1) the batting will absorb any spills or drool and (2) the cotton flannel might make the seams a bit bulky. Plus in my limited quilting experience, I’ve never heard of a quilt sandwich made with cotton fabric, batting, and flannel, I’ve always heard of cotton fabric, batting, and cotton fabric. So, lucky for me, I had some suitable cotton fabrics in my stash to use for the backing — some yellow Kona Cotton fabric, some leftover big polka dots that I also used to back the ‘welcome baby’ pillow, and some tiny polka dots leftover from a pair of sleep boxers I made for myself.
Will hopefully be posting some completed bib photos later this week!