Monday, February 7, 2011

Shannon's Elephant Diaper Stacker


I'm excited to share that there is a new Sew Beautiful baby on the way! I am 29 weeks pregnant with our first baby - a little girl. I have been having a blast planning her nursery and decided on a gray/yellow theme, with little elephants all over. Since my husband and I plan on having more children in the future, we are trying to keep things somewhat neutral so that if we end up with a little boy, reusing our nursery won't be an issue. I have been bargain shopping for the big things and sewing what I can to piece together a room I love, so picking out fabric and making my own accent pieces has been lots of fun for me.

One of my favorite projects so far has been this diaper stacker; I just love how it turned out and I was thrilled that we had a pattern on hand here at work I could use: the "Fancy Trims Diaper Stacker" from our book, Precious Baby Daygowns, Round Yoke Collection. I picked this pattern above many others I had seen because of its simple lines; I knew it would be easy to adapt to our nursery's style. (Below is a picture of the original diaper stacker from the book.)

And now for the giveaway! Since I had so much fun with this project, I want to give away a copy of the Precious Baby Daygowns, Round Yoke Collection book so you can make your own! I will throw in a package of Floriani Heat N Sta Fusible Fleece and a can of Sulky KK2000 as well, since I found both of these products to be extremely helpful when stitching this up. To enter, just leave a comment on this post -- and don't forget to include your email address so that I can contact the winner! Entries will remain open until this Wednesday, February 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. CST. Sorry, but the giveaway has ended!

The biggest changes I made are as follows:
  • The pattern called for 5 different fabrics, but I used only 2.
  • I did not use any decorative trims.
  • I did not piece the front top yoke piece as in the original; rather, I used one solid piece for both the front and back. I also omitted the ribbon rose and created my own elephant appliqué instead. (Let me know if any of you would be interested in having the elephant appliqué template and I will create one to share with you.)
  • I added lining fabric to the front, side and back panels, whereas the original instructions did not call for lining. (I snuck a peek at the actual original diaper stacker, and the fabrics used were just a bit thicker and more opaque than mine. I wanted the same or more stability for my version, so I just cut lining pieces to match the front, side and back panels and adhered them together with Sulky KK2000 during construction. The result was exactly what I wanted - nice firm seams and non-transparent panels!)
  • I did not use any water-soluble or invisible thread as called for in the instructions. Instead, I hand-whipped the back of every binding strip with my regular sewing thread.
  • I used a piece of cardboard covered with fabric for inside bottom instead of plastic canvas.
  • I made a mistake when cutting my front pocket pieces to size, so they are about one inch shorter than the instructions and the original call for - whoops! But the result is extremely similar and the pockets are still plenty large.


So with those adaptations in mind, here is an adjusted supplies list if you'd like to make a diaper stacker similar to mine:
And here are adjusted cutting instructions:

From Fabric A, cut the following:
  • Two front panels, 7"W x 21"L
  • One back panel, 14"W x 21"L
  • Two side panels, 10"W x 21"L
  • One bottom block, 14"W x 10"L
  • One scrap piece of fabric for elephant appliqué, about 6" square
  • One scrap piece to cover cardboard piece, at least 14"W x 11"L
From Fabric B, cut the following:
  • Two yoke blocks, 16"W x 10"L
  • Two pockets, 7"W x 9"L
  • Two center front bindings, 1-3/4"W x 21"L
  • Two bias strips for pockets, 1-3/4"W x 7"
  • Two bias strips for hanger opening, 1-1/2"W x 5"L
From Fusible Fleece, cut the following:
  • Two yoke blocks, 16"W x 10"L
From Lining Fabric, cut the following:
  • Two front panels, 7"W x 21"L
  • One back panel, 14"W x 21"L
  • Two side panels, 10"W x 21"L
CONSTRUCTION NOTES:
  1. Because you will be using one piece of fabric for the front yoke rather than piecing the yoke together, you will omit steps 1-3 under the very first set of construction directions for the Yoke. Instead, you will first create the elephant appliqué following Steam a Seam 2 instructions. Iron the appliqué onto the center of your front yoke piece and stitch around the raw edges with a small zigzag. (I also stitched an ear shape with the same small zigzag.) Then, fuse the front yoke piece onto a piece of fusible fleece and continue on to step 4, quilting over the top of your appliqué. NOTE: You could also appliqué piece after quilting for a different look.
  2. Instead of stitching-in-the-ditch or using invisible thread, hand-whipstitch the back of all binding pieces.
  3. Before sewing the major panel pieces together, adhere the front, side and back panel pieces to their matching lining pieces with Sulky KK2000 and treat each as one piece.
  4. Instead of inserting plastic canvas into base as in step 20, trim cardboard base to size if needed and cover with fabric and secure on back with fabric glue (I used Fabri-Tac glue). Let dry and insert into bottom of diaper stacker.
  5. Omit the "Yoke Embellishment" section. Insert padded hanger to yoke and hang for use!
Again, I am giving away a copy of the Precious Baby Daygowns, Round Yoke Collection book, where you can find this patter, as well as a package of Floriani Heat N Sta Fusible Fleece and a can of Sulky KK2000 so that you can create your own sweet diaper stacker. TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, just leave a comment on this post -- and don't forget to include your email address so that I can contact the winner! Entries will remain open until this Wednesday, February 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. CST. Sorry, but the giveaway has ended!

110 comments:

  1. I love the diaper stacker~ I would love to win the book!
    Janet Oliver
    Nanaw73054@yahoo.com

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  2. The diaper stacker is adorable. Would love to make one to tuck into my "Grandma's Hopechest".
    Deb Llewellyn
    llewellynmd@comcast.net

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  3. This is wonderful! Positively adorable. And most importantly, congratulations on your soon-to-be new addition to your family. She's going to have a beautiful nursery. I love the elephant theme and colors.

    I have a new grandbaby due late this summer and I would love to make this or daygowns from the gook. Thank you for your generosity to offering it and please enter my name. I'd put it to very good use.

    Cheers,
    Jennifer
    thimbles3@hotmail.com

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  4. That is adorable-my DIL is expecting a boy in April & they are doing a jungle theme! I have the book so don't put me in the drawing-I just wanted to let you know what a great job you did!

    Betsy

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  5. That is just so sweet and could go for boy or girl! I am a grandma and want more grandbabies! Would love to make sweet things for them!

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  6. You did a great job on the diaper stacker. I would love to have the book.

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  7. So happy to see a diaper stacker in a nursery! I made these 27 years ago for my children and friends, but we used cloth diapers then , and my daughter did not think this was something she wanted in her babies' nursery. I still like them! I think you did a wonderful job. I made up my own pattern 27 years ago. I would love to win this book, as I continue sewing for my grandchildren!

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  8. Did you know that in the Hindu tradition "Ganesh," the elephant god, represents wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune, all the things we'd wish for a new little being entering the world!

    The diaper stacker is the perfect accessory for your nursery! You were very "wise" to choose the elephant fabric.

    Best wishes to you and your new little one. . .and all the little ones to come!

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  9. I love your nursery colors and that elephant fabric is so cute. I have lots of baby sewing to do this spring, winning the book would be great

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  10. Congrats on the new baby. I've got tons of sewing to do this spring and a new baby in the family. This would be a great one to win. Thanx!

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  11. How cute!! I keep thinking I should make one to replace the very worn out one I use now. juditupp@yahoo.com

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  12. Congratulations! I love your theme and colors for the nursery. I have an 19 month old grand daughter and our next grand daughter will be born in a couple more months! Needless to say I spend a lot of time sewing and that book would be a wonderful addition to my sewing library.
    letitsnow@antelecom.net

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  13. Love the color scheme! And elephants... what's not to love! Congratulations on your little one!

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  14. I too had a yellow theme for my oldest who was a girl, then followed by 2 more girls! Would love to win the book as I sew for grandsons now!
    alicat314@yahoo.com

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  15. That is a beautiful diaper stacker! I especially like the way it fits over a hanger. That allows for a lot of flexibility with hanging. Your color choices are great. That was good advice to make it neutral colors!

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  16. I love the diaper stacker! I also love the gray and yellow combination. And I would love, love, love to win the book!
    Lwmcleod@ftc-i.net

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  17. I would love to win your giveaway. I have several baby showers coming up!!!

    dparker1000@comcast.net

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  18. The diaper stacker would make a great gift. The one you made is beautiful. I love elephants.
    Gita/Gigi
    quiltnb@hotmail.com

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  20. Great job on the diaper stacker and congratulations on the coming baby! I'd love to see the coordinating accessories as you finish them. Put me down for the book drawing too. Thanks so much! vickycoleen2000@yahoo.com

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  21. That is such a cute diaper stacker. I love that fabric.
    newlywedhostess@gmail.com

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  22. Love, love the diaper stacker! will be making one for my new grandbaby.
    jancos@bellsouth.net

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  23. Isn't it amazing, that here we are, so very many years later, and we're still using diaper stackers. But, instead of cloth diapers they are plastic!

    Love the sweet stacker and LOVE the colors! AND, would love to win.
    nancyhyde@gmail.com

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  24. Your diaper stacker is so unique with elephants. I love how you fussy cute the fabric for the elephants eye. I was just blesssed with my fourth grandchild and love sewing for all of them. There will be many more grandchildren in our family in the years to come. I'd love to win your give away. Alice
    alice_white@hotmail.com

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  25. Congratulations on your daughter to come! The diaper stacker is charming and will work well for both boy or girl. I made one for my daughter's nursery 17 years ago (eyelet and lace and pink ribbons) but purchased my son's the next year. I would love to win the book and supplies. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a lovely prize!
    ksupper1@verizon.net

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  26. I would LOVE this book! I'm done having babies, but my first neice/nephew (not finding out!) will be born within the next month and I'm having so much fun sewing for her/him!

    ambernpetty @ yahoo.com
    (without the spaces, of course!)

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  27. Beautiful diaper stacker.
    sjmailbox2009-disp@yahoo.com

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  28. Congratulations on the new baby on the way! I would love to use the book to make things for my great nieces and nephews.

    Thanks,

    Laurie
    l@jandle.com

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  29. I can see all the time and Love you have put into this diaper stacker. I can see lots of possibilities with this. Thanks for sharing your talant with us and the opportunity to win a copy of the Precious Baby Daygowns and the Round Yoke Collection book, also as well as a package of Floriani Heat N Sta Fusible Fleece with a can of Sulky KK2000 so that we can create your own adorable diaper stacker. Lesia at ltsmith4@yahoo.com

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  30. I made a diaper stacker when my kids were little. Loved it. Very similar to this style. Would love to win the book to make things for my brother and SIL as they are planning on starting a family soon.
    sew4us5 at hotmail dot com

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  31. Congratulations on the new baby girl. There will be two new grands for us this summer - July and August.We find out the sex of one in two weeks, the other will be a surprise. I love the way you chose an unusual neutral combination for your nursery. Nice change from the traditional green or yellow for babies.Would love to win the book. Thanks for the opportunity. Belinda
    bjwhipple@mchsi.com

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  32. I love changing patterns around to make my own version. Yours is very cute, nice job. This would make a nice addition to my gift giving projects. Thanks for the opportunity!
    lindailles@yahoo.com

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  33. wixson@bellsouth.net
    Have many young friends expecting precious gift from God in the very near future. The "Giveaway" would be a wonderful addition to my "stash" and patterns to make beautiful gifts for these young moms and their angels!! Thanks.

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  34. Love it! Made some for my kids too!
    Awesome work!
    Would love to win!
    Makemineelegante@hotmail.com

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  35. Love the diaper stacker. May make for my grandmother hope chest.
    garygore@intrstar.net

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  36. Love the diaper stacker...especially the combination of fabrics,.
    bmckay3tee@cableone.net

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  37. That is so cute. I love the colors, very unusual... pennymckinnie@yahoo.com

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  38. Such a pretty diaper stacker and such a lucky little girl to have such a smart mommy! My children are all grown, but I would love to have the book and patterns to use for grandchildren(9) and (2) greats and also for gifts.
    I love contests and the chance to win something. Thanks for the fun.

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  39. Congratulations! What an adorable design--I love your fabric combinations.

    cklassen@iapc.net

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  40. Love the elephant diaper stacker. I have a new grandson, James, whom we call Morsel, since he is a little Morse! I would love to win this book also!
    debmdrn@comcast.net

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  41. Shannon, Congratulations! How exciting to be expecting your first child. You are sew smart, and very generous to give us the opportunity to enjoy this adorable book and the supplies. Thanks so much.
    grannysuesue@yahoo.com

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  42. What a cute idea!

    Karen
    sewmommy at windstream dot net

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  43. Beautiful colors for the nursery. I am almost 38 weeks pregnant with our second boy. We did the same thing with the first child - I made all of the pieces for the nursery and used a neutral theme - all primary colors (which is not easy to find). Would love to win the book! elyse.corbitt(at)gmail.com.

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  44. Nice and warm Job, unique style!!!! God Bless your family and the new baby..
    prkima2010@gmail.com

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  45. Congratulations on the new baby girl! How much fun to sew for a sweet little girl?!? Love your diaper stacker. So professional looking.
    gasew7@gmail.com

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  46. I love the diaper stacker. Congratulation on the baby. I would love to win the book. I have been sewing for my great grandaughter and this would really be a big help to me.
    Velma Davis
    vdavis52@tampabay.rr.com

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  47. Congratulations on your new addition! Your elephant theme is so cute, and great idea for planning ahead.
    Great tutorial on the diaper stacker too!

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  48. So cute! This would make an excellent baby shower gift!
    mandsbailey@charter.net

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  49. Absolutely precious! I need this for a gift very soon!
    Thank you for the details!

    cooksue@aol.com

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  50. I just made a sock monkey diaper stacker for my daughter who is expecting her first child and our first grandchild. Yours is adorable and similar to what I made. I appliqued a sock monkey on the top and put piping on the front edges and the top. imabsktldy@comcast.net

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  51. I am excited to join in the fun. My daughter in law is expecting a girl in June, now to find some time to sew something special up!
    jillfrodsham@hotmail.com

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  52. I love the diaper stacker. Expecting my first great grandson in June.

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  53. Great project for new grandchildren. Love the fabric. AND you did a beautiful job on the construction. Gives me ideas for my newest grand due in april.
    sudieq825@bellsouth.net

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  54. Great job on the diaper stacker! I love the original, too. I hope I'll be a grandma within a few years, so would love to win a copy of the book!

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  55. Hi Shannon

    Congratulations on your pregnancy, we look forward to seeing pictures of the new arrival when she comes :-)

    Thank you for posting the info on the diaper stacker, I did not realise that the book had more than gowns in it, so will be having a look after this posting. I love the colour scheme that you have chosen, neutral and pretty. annclare5760@yahoo.co.uk

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  56. Congratulations! Had not thought of including one in my grandmother's hope chest. Great idea, lovely job and terrific suggestions for adaptations.

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  57. Oops, forgot to include the email with my comment: NeedleandQuill@gmail.com

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  58. I have a new grandbaby coming this summer. I would love to win the book. Your stacker is adorable!!!
    bcadams49@yahoo.com

    I'll be waiting for my book!!!

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  59. So very stunning. Yellow is my favorite color; but it looks striking with the grey.

    Ruby in MS

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  60. How fun is this ! Hope to be a winner !
    Lindsay in Towson

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  61. First - Congratulations!!
    Second - Love it. Just love it. Would love this book!! Looks like a must have!
    Email: Allseasoncrafts@gmail.com

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  62. I have been looking at this book for awhile. Every time I look at it I tell myself I don't need it , I have no use for it. WELL, NOW I DO! My son and daughter in law are adopting a baby girl!!! I could really use that book now. john.armstrong@ns.sympatico.ca

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  63. What a great idea for a nursery!! The elephants and the colors!!! Love the diaper stacker!!!
    The book would be wonderful to win.

    janis85@bellsouth.net

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  65. Congratulations on your upcoming family addition. A baby changes EVERYTHING, and mostly for the better. Your color scheme is lovely and the diaper stacker is too!

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  66. Hello and Congradulations on the upcoming birth of your daughter. I used a diaper holder for all 4 of my kids when I was a young Mom and it is nice to see other young Moms using this useful item. I am now a grandmother of 7 and I still have more coming to join our family. I would love to have this book so I can make more beautiful things for them to wear and pass down to future generations. My email address is Mimisneedle@yahoo.com
    God Bless, Iris

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  67. Congratulations!! My daughter is expecting her first one in September...

    I love the diaper stacker...it would be perfect for her nursery, as they to plan on having more children.

    Thanks for your generosity!! I would love to win the book so I could sew for my precious grandchild that is on the way....

    Libby Leatherwood,
    Ozark, Alabama
    davidl2@charter.net

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  68. Oh so sweet! would love to win this I have a new granddaughter and love these books! Congradulations! nana.justbananas@gmail.com

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  69. Shannon, congratulations on the new baby! What fun you are going to have sewing for that little precious! I would love to win the giveaway!
    niener987 at comcast dot net.

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  70. First congrdulations! I love it....the colors are wonderful together. Such a great idea. Would love to win and make this for my first grandbaby.
    Lesia Smith email...ltsmith4@yahoo.com

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  71. As a new grandmother, it is fun to again start sewing things. The diaper stacker is adorable. Would love to have the book to make more items.
    robertamhood@bellsouth.net

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  72. This is so sweet, it would make a great baby gift. thanks :)
    Congratulations Stacey

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  73. I love how you fussy cut the elephant applique! The pockets are just perfect. When I make mistakes I try to use them as opportunities. Nice job and congratulations Shannon. From Kim, flyingbearkim@comcast.net

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  74. Wow!!! How cute! Would love to win this book - will hope for the best!
    ilvtoys@aol.com

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  75. Congratulations. As Gramma to 7 would love to win.
    kaysonly@embarqmail.com

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  76. What a great way to take a pattern and make it your own. Congratulations on the new addition, looks like that book would come in handy a lot.

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  77. Just goes to show you a great basic pattern can be anything you dream of - whether soft and frilly or contemporary, happy elephants (or space aliens,or even doll babies ) - just where does your inspiration take you!!!
    Congratulations on a whole new world of inspiration!

    Valerie
    connot@verizon.net

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  78. Beautiful! Love the adaptation.

    Jessie
    dh_davis@bellsouth.net

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  79. Love those little elephants! What a great adaptation. Adorable for boys or girls, you've got me thinking.....
    Nanasewz@yahoo.com

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  80. How sweet is this - makes you want to have a baby again... oh no I'll wait for the grands to arrive. I love all it all
    kathycrotts@backroads.net

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  81. Congratulations! VERY CUTE!! How very talented all of you at Sew Beautiful are! Thank you all for sharing your ideas and tips!

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  82. Lovely! Suits boys or girls so you can make it early.
    jtrickett611@gmail.com

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  83. So excited about your new little one. Love your adaption of the diaper stacker.

    dorrell106atgmail.com (that is a numeral 1 after two double l's.

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  84. That is so cute! I hope you have a pictoral of all the things you make in Sew Beautiful :) I love seeing what people do with nurseries!

    giftsandoccupations@yahoo.com

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  85. It is adorable. That would look so cute in my little granddaughter's nursery. bnprewitt@yahoo.com

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  86. I would love to win this book and get started sewing some great things.


    paigestill@rocketmail.com

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  87. Precious Project, Thanks for sharing! I would love to have the book, Precious Baby Daygowns, Round Yoke Collection! It was not available when I was in the store this past weekend. Six weeks ago I began my journey to learn machine heirloom sewing. At the time I did not know who Martha Pullen was, now, she is all over my home!!! I cannot get enough from her books, video's and my first pattern project the MP Fancy Slip and Panties. Just started it and it is a learn as you go project. In this book I am hoping to win, I found a daygown that I want to do as my next project. Thanks for sharing and God Bless!! Jenny G. retiredteach@hotmail.com

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  88. Awww....so sweet! Many congratulations!

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  89. Congratulations, the diaper stacker is way too cute. I just had a new addition to my family today. a new grandson!!! This is my 5th grandchild. 3 girls and now 2 boys. I love to sew for them and would love to win the wonderful prize package. Thanks for sharing your beautiul project. best wishes on the upcoming addition to your family.
    jewagner01@yahoo.com

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  90. Congratulations on your little girl. Its so exciting to see new parents using something other than "off the shelf" traditional pink or blue. Your idea for using again with additional children is very smart. Babies outgrow this "decor" very quickly. I would love to have the daygowns book. Email: sewhappy_77066@yahoo.com

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  91. Congratulations! I have been "eyeing" this book for a while and would love to have a copy in my hands. I love babies and am sad to see my 16 month old girl get bigger every day. I have lots of sewing to do...and quick, too! Fingers crossed...:D

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  92. If your house has more than 1 floor, consider making another diaper stacker and a matching changing pad to use on the main floor because it will save you a lot of trips up and down the stairs when it's time to change your cutie.

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  93. The creativity of the members of the Sew Beautiful is just amazing to me. God has given us such wonderful blessings. Not only the creativity, but the ability to share with all of our modern technology.
    Nancy

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  94. Congratulations on your baby daughter! Her room is going to be adorable and will work great for a future brother, too. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Donna
    3dears at gmail dot com

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  95. Love the color and fabric combination. Beautiful job.

    Josi Q

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  96. My niece is expecting a girl on Feb 27th! I would love to make one of these for her. Please enter me in the drawing. Angela apmaddux@yahoo.com

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  97. This is an adorable project. I made one that was similar for my son whi is 18 today!! Enjoy your new baby - the time really will pass quickly. Thanks for sharing

    Kim
    corliss4@swbell.net

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  98. What a great project for welcoming a new baby. I would love to make it.

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  99. What a great gift for a new Mom.

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  100. WOW You have inspired me - I need to make a diaper stacker for my first grandbaby due in May :)
    Sandy
    SStone4652@gmail.com

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  101. Great Grandparents: just found out this past weekend that our oldest grandson (of 11 grandchildren) is proudly making us great grandparents (we're young and still working... HA!) and expecting twins at that!
    Soo I am busy collecting the patterns for sewing clothing, bonnets, booties, etc (from Sew Beautiful Magazine collection) with a wish of a diaper stacker at that.. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of the special gift giving by you!

    hughfaye10@msn.com

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  102. So cute! i collect elephants and love your color choices. i've been working on a crib set all day with my mother in law. i'm a novice sewer and would love to learn more!

    Cari
    carilynn825@gmail.com

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  103. hi...i have cut all the pieces...but couldnt find the instructions to put them together.....new to sewing...pleaseee help

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    1. Hi Sahar, I think the idea is that we buy their book :) I'm a self taught quilter and from looking at the picture here's what I did -

      Cut all the pieces and adhered their linings (I lined EVERYTHING)
      Appliqued, layered and quilted the two yoke pieces
      Made the bindings and attached them (meaning front pockets were attached in the process)
      Assembled the back, side and front panels together (zig zaged all seams)
      Attached this body to the base (reinforcing the opening and stitching the seam flat to the base so it would sit right)
      Covered my choice of base support (sewing the fabric into place)
      Ironed it all into shape and squared off the top
      Cut the yoke pieces down to size, attached offcut bindings to the top centre for the opening, contoured the top around my hanger then assembled it
      Turned the body inside out and upended the yoke inside it (right sides together)
      Flattened the pleats open by lining up the side seams and attached it with serious reinforcements at the pleats, seams and openings

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  104. Your diaper stacker is beautiful! I made one 40 years ago for my son and it was also very beautiful. It was made of white eyelet fabric and trimmed with Royal Blue ribbons to close it. I'm so glad to see them coming back because it finishes off the nursery so beautifully. Congrats on your baby girl.
    Dorothy

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  105. Yes, it is beautiful indeed. Is there as reason why the adjusted cutting instructions for the yoke blocks are 16"W x 10"L when the front and back panels are only14"W x 10"L? Thee additional width was very perplexing for a novice.

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  106. My daughter-in-law is thrilled that I am going to make this adorable diaper stacker. Thank you for all the hard work that went into sharing the details of your project. I need just a little help. The link for the children's hanger is no longer active. Please share the length of hanger needed.
    Thank you,
    Jean

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  107. But where is the bloody pattern?!

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  108. Where is the pattern??

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