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From: esrun3
Date: 09-10-2006, 10:53 PM (1 of 6)
Does anyone know how to do this? I want to add some to a diaper cake I'm making and am at loss as to how to do this (maybe if I made them out of fabric I'd know how but I don't do that either). Thanks.
User: esrun3
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From: Bama
Date: 09-23-2006, 12:58 PM (2 of 6)
I'm not sure how to make them from washcloths, but I've seen them on diaper cakes made from lacy baby socks. It looked like you just pull the ankle part over the foot part like you're turning them right side out. (the way my mom always put 2 socks together when she folded laundry)
I've made a ribbon rose before and it might work for baby washcloths too. For the ribbon rose I ran a gathering stitch along the bottom, pulled to gather it and added stitches as the rose formed. You might have to fold the washcloth first.
I think diaper cakes are so cute, but I've never made one.
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From: chris b
Date: 09-23-2006, 01:50 PM (3 of 6)
Fold the cloth on the long side if there is one into the size you want the rose to be. You might have to fold 3-4 times and make it look like a piece of ribbon. Take one end into your right hand with just enough to hold onto and fold that side towards you making a triangle in the cloth with the rest on your left side. Now roll the far end towards your lefthand until the triangle disappears inside. Now take the remaining cloth and continue to roll the rose towards your lefthand and with each round turn the top of the cloth towards the outside and roll(this will roll around and when you lose the fold, fold it out again) until the whole cloth is rolled. You will need to secure the bottom somehow to keep them from unrolling. THis is how you mae ribbon roses but should work for any cloth.
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User: chris b
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From: esrun3
Date: 09-24-2006, 08:38 PM (4 of 6)
Thanks ladies! I'll give it a try-hoping to get the cake made in the next couple of weeks but also want to keep it secret from my dd-she knows just about everything else going on for her shower but I want a couple of surprises for her so have to do it when she's not coming over, etc. as well as find a place to hide it! LOL
User: esrun3
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Total posts: 2345
From: Sandragam
Date: 09-25-2006, 12:07 AM (5 of 6)
I have enjoyed reading this thread and wish I could be of help, but I don't know how either. In fact, I will just go ahead and show my ignorance by asking:

What is a diaper cake?
User: Sandragam
Member since: 06-21-2006
Total posts: 13
From: esrun3
Date: 09-25-2006, 07:55 PM (6 of 6)
Welcome Sandragam! A diaper cake is a cake made out of diapers. LOL....seriously, you roll disposable diapers up and rubber band them, then you place them around a baby bottle or bottle of lotion, etc, keep adding layers until it's the width you want it. Then you start on the next layer up the same way. When you finish you decorate with ribbon, toys, beads, etc. They can be as simple or as elaborate as you want. I found several sets of instructions for them when I googled diaper cakes. Now I just have to find time to put it together without my daughter seeing it. She's seen so much that I made for her that I have very little to actually give her at the shower.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
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