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Alyson Booth16/03/2008 09:43:00
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Our Church is having a crib display in December.......  I am thinking of making a quilted crib and using velcro to attach the figures, I'm only a beginer but would like to contribute to raise funds for the church.  Does anybody out there have any ideas I can crib off?  Did your brilliant magazine ever tackle such a project?  I'd love to hear any suggestions.
Katy16/03/2008 15:02:00
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By crib, do you mean a full nativity? Do you need to be able to add the figures one by one? My friend designed a lovely easy applique nativity advent calendar, it has the crib scene at the bottom and stars attached by buttons in the sky for every day of advent. It might be nice to do a nativity scene with figures and animals which buttoned on? You might find the velcro gets in the way of the picture, you might have to think really carefully about where to sew the velcro onto the background, whereas small buttons wouldn't be so obvious.  I made a Christmas Tree Hanging for a Church Christmas tree display last year, I'll try and find a picture of it. It was to represent my Mums and Tots Group, so I attached little folded patchwork units made with the children photos as decorations, with buttons and ribbon loops. The tree itself was made of individual quilted hands so it was all quite textured and lumpy rather than flat for hanging extra bits to. It hung up in the church for a month without loosing any of the buttoned on extras. I'll have a scout around for some more ideas for you.
Alyson Booth16/03/2008 15:12:00
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Katy

Thank you for such a prompt response, Yes my plan is to do a wall hanging Nativity Crib, or a blanket although I like the idea of buttons to hang the figures.  The brain is whirrling already with new ideas I'm going to have a look in the sale rack at our local quilting shop to get more ideas and cheaper fabrics.  Thanks again.

 Alyson

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