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Notion of the Month: Growth Chart Pins

It’s Notion of the Month time! This month we have selected Nancy Halvorsen’s Growth Chart Pins.

Daebbie Taylor, from Fat Quarter Shop, is here today to show us what the Growth Chart Pins are all about.

And don’t forget the Notion of the Month is 20% OFF all month!

Nancy Halvorsen (left) – Debbie Taylor (right)

After seeing Just Another Button Company’s Growth Chart Pins and Nancy Halvorsen’s Curiosities and Mischief collections, I knew I had to make the growth chart for my granddaughter, Sydney! This is one of the fastest and most fun projects I have ever worked on.

Growth Chart ingredients:

Book: Curiosities & Mischief by Art to Heart – directions on page 19

“Girl” wallhanging (as shown):
1) One Panel – SKU# 2870-24
2) 2/3 yard – SKU# 2874-60
3) 1/3 yard  –  SKU# 2873-60 (binding)
4) 1 1/3 yards backing fabric
5) Growth Chart Pins for Girls  –  #gcgirl.

“Boy” wallhanging:
1) One Panel – SKU# 2880-84
2) 2/3 yard – SKU# 2874-84
3) 1/8 yard – SKU# 2874-77
4) 1/3 yard – SKU# 2873-85 (binding)
5) 1 1/3 yards backing fabric
6) Growth Chart Pins for Boys – #gcboy

Following Nancy’s instructions in her Curiosities & Mischief book, trimming the panel was super easy; it even has metric measurements!

Next, I added the borders and then I used fusible web to attach Sydney’s name!

Then, make the two tabs for hanging.

For the batting I used Warm and Natural Batting and did simple “stitch in the ditch” quilting.

I added the stripe binding which is already printed on the bias, so again, super easy!

The final touch, are the pins! So cute!!!!

Another option is to sew a label to the backing where the measurements can be written and dated with a quilting pen.

One last thing, you can even use the easy ordering information on page 26 for the “I’m This Big” hanger which comes in copper or silver.


  1. Its a cute project, but I don't like the idea of pins around children – maybe velcro would be better? Or a slide (seperate tape unit with a cute aminal or flower that slides up the tape).

  2. Love the S for swimsuit.
    The pins could be replaced with a "safety pin" charm eg motorcars, baseball bat etc charms for boys then the choice for girls is endless. The pin can be bought separately in different metallics apart from nickel such as antique brass and just add on what you have or wish to buy..

    I am sure Nancy has designed these in one of her books….

    Great Name Sydney from the Land of
    Oz downunder,

    Love the growth chart…

  3. The pins come with a pin clutch. The instructions suggest super gluing the clutch to the end of the pin so it can't be pulled out.

  4. These are so very sweet, I ordered the two growing charts for my neighbours children. I was just wondering what font is used for the names – any idea?

  5. I would so love to find this panel. My daughter wants this to match her sons (in the girl) but I can't find it. his great grandma made his and she has since passed. I have searched and search and I am unable to find anyone who can help me. If you can, please e-mail me.

    thank you so much.