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Baby Lap Duvets

Baby Lap Duvet - Noodlehead

Are you like me andΒ have a special stack of pretty fabric that you can’t bear to cut into? Especially that soft stuff like flannel, shot cotton, or double gauze? knits even? That’s the story behind these fabrics. I just could not make myself cut them apart into pieces. They look too amazing as one uncut piece. The solid color shot cottons were too soft and cozy to make into anything other than these happy lap duvets.

Baby Lap Duvet - Noodlehead

Baby Lap Duvet - Noodlehead

I’ve made this Purl Soho lap duvet project before, with baby seal double gauze. Natalie loves it still. So when I was making room in my fabric shelf I pulled out these pieces to make into a couple lap duvets in hopes of gifting them to a couple upcoming babies. I so badly want to keep these to myself, but I think they’re going to be the perfect gift. I was surprised how quick they were to make. I remember the tacking taking quite a bit of time last time around. It went really quick thanks to the auto thread cutting feature on my sewing machine. And I was able to use up smaller pieces of wool batting scraps I had from other projects.

Baby Lap Duvet - Noodlehead

I might just have to make a few more – just thought of another baby that needs a gift! And divided baskets, too!

Baby Lap Duvet - Noodlehead


Pattern: Lap Duvet from Purl Soho
Fabrics: Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton, floral from Drygoods Design,
Strawberry fabric by Kokka (they’re all a million years old!)


Baby Lap Duvet - Noodlehead

 

 

12 thoughts on “Baby Lap Duvets

  1. Jeni says:

    These look so cuddly! Those are some lucky babies! πŸ™‚

  2. brianne says:

    my boys aren’t babies anymore but I bet they’d still want to snuggle these! so cute!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      I know! I seriously want to keep one for me!! Even though we have so many blankets already. πŸ™‚

  3. Rae says:

    gorgeous!! I have some of that strawberry print (the berries are all red though) that I turned into cloth napkins. Love to see my favorite fabrics every day!!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      oh fun! Yes, I love cloth napkins, I should totally make some with the bits I have left over. πŸ™‚

  4. Helen says:

    oh my they are wonderful. what type of batting did you use please .. the pattern says wool, my question is would wool wash and dry easily, shrinking?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Helen, I used Quilter’s Dream Wool Batting, you can read more about it’s washability here: http://www.quiltersdreambatting.com/dream-wool.htm

      1. Helen says:

        thank you so much … off to checkout the batting πŸ™‚

        1. Amy P says:

          Hi Helen, I used the quilters dream wool batting to make one of these lap duvets shortly after Anna posted them the first time. It was for my toddler son so it’s been washed many times, and it’s held up well without bearding (I used double gauze) or separating (I tacked every 4-5″). He loves it and sleeps with it every night. When I’ve borrowed it, it’s nice and warm in the winter but breathes well in the summer. I recommend it!

          1. Helen says:

            Amy P. thank you so much for the additional information. thank you, thank you πŸ™‚

  5. Lovely! Such a great idea for those special fabrics.

  6. Marianne says:

    Oh my! That strawberry fabric! I don’t blame you one bit, there’s no way I would have cut into that one!

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