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From: Valerie Morris
Date: 04-03-2005, 01:32 PM (1 of 6)
Hi, I am going to be a grandmother for the 1st time. I am trying to figure which of the patterns from McCalls & Simp. gives me the most patterns. And how much fabbric will I need to do a nursery? I know I will need alot. Also any maternity patterns you like out there. Valerie
User: Valerie Morris
Member since: 12-08-2000
Total posts: 11
From: MaryW
Date: 04-04-2005, 09:53 AM (2 of 6)
Welcome Valerie and congrats on the first grandchild. They are so perfect!
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From: sewingrandma
Date: 04-04-2005, 09:25 PM (3 of 6)
Valerie, I know you asked for Simp or McCalls patterns, but if you can find Kwik Sew, the Sewing for Baby has it all except for sheets and I can get the measurements for those if you'd like. This book includes patterns that go from newborn to XL (12-18mos). It has instructions for receiving blankets, hooded towels, bibs, bumper pads, comforters, then patterns for sleepers, rompers, sweatsuits, kimono's, t-shirts, overalls, jumpsuits, dresses. The book gives ideas, how to's to personalize everything. I like Kwik Sew as the instructions are easy to follow and the patterns are a truer fit, at least for my grands. If you can't find Kwik Sew they do have a online site that you can purchase thru.
Congrats on the 1st grandchild, they are such a blessing.
Can't help you with the maternity patterns, though I'm sure there are others who can.
User: sewingrandma
Member since: 03-06-2003
Total posts: 432
From: bridesmom
Date: 05-22-2005, 11:31 PM (4 of 6)
Just a thought, dheck out the patterns in the local thrift stores, I find them to have a huge selection if you have some time to go through them all, especially for maternity and kids patterns. And for 25 cents each, you can't loose.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 05-22-2005, 11:39 PM (5 of 6)
Hi Valerie,
Congrats on your first grandchild. The joys you will have. What exactly are you looking for in the way of nursey items? Many of these you do not need a pattern for at all. Let us know and you would be surprised what we can do on this board.

User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
From: vmorris828
Date: 05-26-2005, 03:49 PM (6 of 6)
Hi, I got the info out of the KWIK Sewing for Baby. The towel cut at 28" SQ. the hood cut at 10" & curve at 9". I don't understand how you would still have a 10" edge. Also isn't 28" very small. I very new at this. I have been buying variety of fabric & now I have decided what to do with it all. we found out yesterday that my daughter is having a boy. So the pink fabrics go away until next time, maybe.
User: vmorris828
Member since: 11-25-2000
Total posts: 41
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