How to Serge a Fitted Diaper

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How to sew Blind Elastic for a Serged Diaper

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Fruit or Veggie Baby Cereal Cookies

So my youngest is 9 months old now but still very TINY!  So we are on a mission to make sure she is getting plenty of calories as her 3 sisters were all a full 4 or more pounds heavier at this age.  On comes baby cookies!  These are great for babies who like to feed themselves.

I didn’t feel like reinventing the wheel so I started with a base recipe here and changed a few things.

Ingredients:
2 – tablespoon shortening (you could replace this with butter!)
1/4 – cup sugar
1 – egg (if you dont want to give baby eggs before a year you can exclude this, just add a touch less cereal)
1 – teaspoon baking powder
1/4 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon vanilla extract
4oz jar of baby food
+/- 2 – cups dry baby cereal

Directions:
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Cream shortening and sugar.

Add eggs, baking powder, salt, vanilla and water. Gradually stir in baby cereal. I eyed this on my batch, I will get a better measurement on my next go.

Knead until smooth.

I used a cookie scoop and flattened with my palm of my hand. OR you can roll out into a rectangle and cut into 1 inch bars. Smooth edges so they will not be sharp. OR roll dough in a little flour and cut with cookie cutters. (circle and basic shapes are best)

Bake for about 30 min. or until dry. Check at 20 minutes. Store in uncovered container overnight.

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I found it took almost 40 in my oven, but it tends to cook on the cool side.  We are adding a lot more moisture in my version though, so it will take longer for them to dry out.  I also bake on air bake pans which changes how they cook.

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Why ruler folding is worth it

So a while back I did a post on how to ruler fold wide fabrics.  And now I am going to show you how all of that folding will pay off.  My husband is in the process of finishing up my very own craft room.  It is to the point now where I can actually put my fabric up on my beautiful new wall to wall shelfing!  And since I have been prepping for this day for the last 5 months, when he finally got my shelves up I had all my fabric up and pretty within a day!  If you want to know how to fold them like this please go here

And needless to say I LOVE my new craft room and cant wait to move the rest of my stuff back in!

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How to Ruler Fold Wide Fabrics

There is an awesome tutorial here on how to ruler fold quilting cottons. But if you are like me and have lots of fabrics that are 60″ or more inches wide (not 44″ like quilting cottons) you have to figure out how to make it work. I promise its easy!

First up lay your fabric out nice and flat. This is a 70″ wide fabric and is 2 yards long. I have the 2 yard length left to right in this picture.
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Fold the edge closest to you up 1/3 of the width of the fabric
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Now fold the top down the other 1/3 of the width of the fabric
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Now you can ruler fold. Lay your ruler on the end of your fabric. I like a 6″ ruler for my fabric but you may find a different size works better for your shelfing than the 6″
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Fold the end over your ruler
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Now keep rolling your ruler until you have almost all the fabric rolled up
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It should look something like this
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If you are like me and want it really neat you will fold the end in like this
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Fold over the rest of the way
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Slide your ruler out
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Now fold your long log of fabric in half. This is a side view. This is a thick fabric so yours will likely end up thinner.
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And this is what you will see from the front
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There ya go! You just ruler folded a cut of wide fabric!

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150 Fan Giveaway!

Here it is! My 150 fan giveaway! AND if I hit 200 fans before the giveaway closes on 4/20/2012 I will give away an additional suprise prize to another person! There are multiple ways to enter too! Have fun 🙂

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I am having problems getting the rafflecopter site to work with my blog. until then you can go to my facebook page TheCraftEGal and use the Giveaway tab located directly under my cover photo. Thank you!

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Serging A Butterfly Fitted Cloth Diaper

I am a super perfectionist.  Some of my friends were having issues serging fitteds, so whats a girl to do but make a video of how to serge the hardest of all fitted styles!  Enjoy the video 🙂

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