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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 277057 views.

well I'm back to t-shirt quilts.  Making 3 for a coworker who has been saying she wanted one for at least 5 years.  She finally got the shirts organized, one for her daughter who is special needs, one who is in a sorority, and one for her with Pier 1 shirts.  And I'm doing 3 other Pier 1 quilts as gifts.  so that's 6.  I'm getting pretty good at this.  And fortunately the interfacing I use seems to be back in stock, JoAnn's isn't limiting quantity any more.  So I bought a 30 yd bolt in white and a 20 yd bolt in black.  It takes about 5-7 yards per quilt so that should be enough for this batch.

I'm also thinking of making a lap quilt for daughter out of some fabrics I got from a friend who is cleaning out her stash.  I wanted some of the reds but she was selling in batches so had to take these homespuns too.  Any suggestions on a pattern for those stripes & plaids?

Kim D. (KIMDIG)

From: Kim D. (KIMDIG)

Aug-26

Nice job on the quilts Cathy!  Done is good!  :)

Kim D. (KIMDIG)

From: Kim D. (KIMDIG)

Aug-26

I love your hen house chicks! I see that fox lurking on the pattern.  This is a fun one.   

Kim D. (KIMDIG)

From: Kim D. (KIMDIG)

Aug-26

Nice job on your quilt and what a worthy cause.   

Kim D. (KIMDIG)

From: Kim D. (KIMDIG)

Aug-26

Beautiful!!  I'm glad you get one made for you occasionally. 

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Aug-26

I need to get going on two T-shirt quilts for my sister!

Sounds like you are going to be really busy! One t-shirt quilt is a lot of work.................6 is a ton of work! You have a ton of great tools to make it all go much faster so I am sure that you will be cranking those out in no time.

Maybe go look on pintrest for red plaid quilts, or just plaid quilts for some ideas.

The homespuns and other yarn-dyed fabrics make good chenille, but lots of people don't like to do that because it is fairly labor-intensive.  Uses up a lot of fabric, though.  And they are very soft and snuggly after washing.  I think they make pretty good rag quilts too, but that's also not for everybody - and it's hard on the hands to have to cut so much fringe.  But also snuggly.

I have used the Olfa Chenille Cutter, and it's the best one I have seen.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd7Tb4toWDI 

I would use the homespuns to make a lap quilt or throw, but with a very simple block - all squares or squares and rectangles.  And use at least 1/2 inch seam allowances instead of 1/4.  

Just got back from Colorado and had a bite to eat...............I had a light breakfast and some grapes on the road and was starving when I arrived. The truck is unpacked and I brought some handwork, some sewing projects and I will be seeing what quilty things I have here. I will be here about 10 days so hope to get lots done. I did finish quilting a huge art quilt and did a freeform ruler allover design on a queen quilt while I was in Colorado. Photos of that are on my instagram I go by my name: Ami Krenzel, and there are a couple of photos on my facebook page as well.

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