You can find a unique baby quilt design that harmonizes with the design scheme of the nursery, or you can choose a pattern that matches the family’s lifestyle with cars, trains and trucks as one possibility, watercraft as another and garden themes as a third option. Want whimsical circus animals? You can get them. Want old-fashioned patchwork with a modern match-me feature? They’re available. If it’s a sweet, feminine floral design that’s needed, you can get one that will melt your heart and delight that cute baby girl.
This Gift Has Staying Power
Some baby gifts don’t last much longer than the gift wrap paper, but a handmade baby quilt has been built to last for years, A good quilter has assembled matching components, so that cover fabric, batting and thread all work together for good looks and great sturdiness. Because the fabrics are pre-washed, the baby quilt will survive countless trips through the washer and dryer with its structure intact and its good looks unaffected.
It’s a Loving Indulgence
Sure, the moms and dads see that the little ones are fed and clothed and properly equipped, but you, as the doting aunt or loving grandma can supply a delightful luxury that might not be in the family budget. Soft, warm and beautiful to see, it will be a little bit of practical luxury that the baby and the family will cherish.
Baby Quilts Are Keepsakes
While the other stuff in the baby’s life falls victim to the ravages of time, the handmade baby quilt soldiers on, as a play mat in toddler times, as a reading comforter when it’s story time and much later as an heirloom, to be loved by the children of this little baby.
While you are focusing on creating the perfect quilt for the new arrival, don’t forget the wonderful big sister or brother who has long gladdened your heart. Seek out large handmade quilts for children for sale. They are just as soft and as personal and will be eagerly received.