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What to do with Darling Thomas the Train fabric
for my 3 year old grandson
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Date: 6/17/12 7:27 PM

I ordered and received some great Thomas the Train fabric from fabric.com and now I would love some help deciding what to do it. I have three complimentary pieces, one yard each to work with. All ideas are appreciated. Thanks
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Date: 6/17/12 10:07 PM

First of all. what kind is it. cotton, knit, something else.
My first thoughts would be shorts. Pj's. Shirt. Maybe just a lay and nap quilt extra thick. Could you post some picture's of the pieces.

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Date: 6/17/12 10:15 PM

Pj's would be adorable.

I made some for my son when he was around that age and I used 2 complimentary Thomas fabrics. The 2nd fabric was for the pocket and cuffs/bands on the sleeves and bottoms of the legs. You could mix and match (like colorblocking but with prints) and make shorts and pj pants and a pj shirt.

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Date: 6/17/12 10:33 PM

Thomas the train fabric

Another T.T.T fabric

The fabric is 100% cotton.
-- Edited on 6/17/12 10:36 PM --
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Date: 6/18/12 0:05 AM

Pillows are fun (I made train pillows for my train-mad preschooler--as far as I know, actual Thomas fabric wasn't available then, about a decade ago). Also a tote bag or soft fabric "box" for storage. Or lunch bag.

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Date: 6/18/12 0:25 AM

I have made a train roll for my DGS that he uses to transport his trains when he goes to visit someone

Thomas Train Roll

Some Engineer flannel PJs with a Thomas applique

PJ Applique

... and a quilt for his bed (using a Thomas panel)

Thomas Quilt

Have also made several pillows and a tote bag but I don't have photos of those.

Love your fabrics BTW ... can't wait to see what you decide to make.

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Date: 6/18/12 1:41 AM

We have had Thomas the Tank design on fabric for many years. It is a famous character in British children's books, tv, etc. Thomas the "Tank" is a steam engine (tank) from Wales, as I understand it. Little boys always loved it at about age 3-6. Whole bedrooms were designed around it! Thomas the Tank speaks in a Welsh accent, I believe.

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Date: 6/18/12 3:34 AM

You could make a bandana, a throw pillow for a bed, I like the pillow case ideas too. Make a pajama bag carrier, for sleepovers. Use it as an interesting lining for a kid's back pack. A camp-style shirt would work too

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Date: 6/18/12 10:31 AM

Love the train roll idea. Thanks so much.
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Date: 6/18/12 1:10 PM

As a new mother of a boy... if it was me... give it to someone else! Perhaps the parent of a girl?

We are drowning in train/car/plane clothing and everything - might be worth checking they would really appreciate this, as they might feel like me!

It's a bit like only making pink things with frills and flowers for girls.

But at least we don't have a son CALLED Thomas like our friends, who are fed up to the back teeth of Thomas the Tank Engine (as he is known here).
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