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Pretty Punch Embroidery Baby Quilt

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In pretty punch embroidery you use a punch needle from the wrong side of the fabric and use an embroidery thread to make any design.

I learn this technique when I was 10 years old and sold many baby blankets.  After I had my kids, I stop selling them. maybe because of lack of time or because the money vs the time invested in the embroidery was not worth it anymore. I made some for my kids, I made this  blanket for my youngest son, he will be 9 years old soon and it is probably the last one I made… until now.

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I decorated my son’s room with Cars and I embroidered two designs in his blanket.

 

Recently, I received a call from an old friend. We worked together and we haven’t seen each other in many years, but thanks to the magic of Facebook she contacted me to give me the good news that she was a grandmother. In our conversation, she remembered a Precious Moments blanket that I embroidered for her daughter (the baby’s mom) that she still keeps… I offered to make one for her grandson. I still have the needles, but for some reason I can never find the threader.  I bought a kit at Walmart that included the threader, but I still used my old needles.

Since she decorated the baby’s room with Monsters Inc, I used this Monster Inc fabric and search in google for a matching design.

 

 

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I use to sew the front and back pieces together with a trim, but this time I decided to experiment with quilting. This is my first attempt to quilting.

I tried a few free motion quilting designs but it didn’t work (not experienced enough), so I just sew on the seams with invisible thread to attach the pieces. As a backing (I didn’t take a picture) I used Soft N Confy Dot Fabric from my local Joann’s and I used bias binding for the corners.

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I made the name of the baby on appliqué letters.

This pretty punch quilt was a nice gift for my friend’s grandson and it was very rewarding. I don’t have any intent in selling these blankets again, but I will definitively make them as baby gifts (and probably for my grand kids in the future)

Happy Sewing,

Anabelle

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