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    Two more finished!

    I finished two more quilts this weekend! The first one is for a customer. I made pillows for her out of her dads sweaters and used the leftovers to make her a quilt. The borders, backing and binding are all flannel.
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    The second one is for my little Julia. It was my UFO project for March and I'm happy to say, I finished it. I tried something I have never done for the quilting. It's not perfect, but I'm happy with it. I also tried the double sided binding and I'm thrilled with how it came out. So much easier than I thought it would be. Will be doing this again for sure.
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    Thanks for looking!
    Cil
    A quilt is a blanket of love
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    Love them both. I can't imagine cutting sweaters and making a quilt - did you have any problem with unraveling? Or maybe they weren't knitted sweaters??

    Love little Julia's quilt! I've done the double binding and have another quilt on the quilter right now that will be bound that way.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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      #3
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      They look great! Love the double side binding. Well done!
      April

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        #4
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        Everything turned out so nice, Cil!
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        Scottie Mom Barb

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          #5
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          The sweater quilt is gorgeous! What a cool idea. I bet she will cherish it.

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            Originally posted by Sandy Navas View Post
            Love them both. I can't imagine cutting sweaters and making a quilt - did you have any problem with unraveling? Or maybe they weren't knitted sweaters??

            Love little Julia's quilt! I've done the double binding and have another quilt on the quilter right now that will be bound that way.
            Because they were not wool sweaters, I couldn't felt them, so I cut them with pinking shears and didn't have a problem with them fraying. I did get some fluff but nothing bad. Also, because they couldn't be felted, I had to be careful of stretching issues, but with the use of my walking foot, I managed to do just fine. I really love how it came out and hope she does too. I have to make her another one with all the leftover sweatshirt pieces...that one will be much easier.
            Cil
            A quilt is a blanket of love
            http://www.pinterest.com/cil3612/boards/
            http://www.creativelyhomemade.etsy.com/

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              #7
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              Two beautiful quilts! The one from sweaters looks so soft and warm especially with the flannel backing, my kind of quilt! Julia's bound to love her quilt, nice cheerful colors!
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                #8
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                Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.... I love them both!

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                  #9
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                  These are awesome! Both so different, too. I've never tried the double-sided binding. How did you get it so perfect?

                  I love the quilting on Julia's quilt. It goes along with the happiness of the prints and pattern!
                  Cyndi


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                    #10
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                    Those are really pretty.

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                      Wonderful job!

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                        #12
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                        Cil, they are both wonderful. I can't imagine making quilt out of sweaters. Julia's quilt is adorable. They will both be loved.
                        Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                        Marilyn......
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                          I love the sweater quilt! Did you stabilize the squares before piecing it all together? I bet that's a toasty quilt! I just read your post saying they aren't wool sweaters so I imagine it wasn't necessary to stabilize the patches. It's really nice.
                          Last edited by rebeccas-sewing; March 31, 2014, 12:41 PM.
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                            Originally posted by cyndiofthevortex View Post
                            These are awesome! Both so different, too. I've never tried the double-sided binding. How did you get it so perfect?

                            I love the quilting on Julia's quilt. It goes along with the happiness of the prints and pattern!
                            Thank you! I followed this tutorial and it came out perfect.
                            http://thepatternbasket.blogspot.com...d-with-me.html
                            I didn't have to adjust anything. It was really exciting to have it all fall into place so nicely and sewing it on by hand was so much easier with the seam right at the edge.
                            Last edited by Madeforyouinma11; March 31, 2014, 03:23 PM.
                            Cil
                            A quilt is a blanket of love
                            http://www.pinterest.com/cil3612/boards/
                            http://www.creativelyhomemade.etsy.com/

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                              Originally posted by rebeccas-sewing View Post
                              I love the sweater quilt! Did you stabilize the squares before piecing it all together? I bet that's a toasty quilt! I just read your post saying they aren't wool sweaters so I imagine it wasn't necessary to stabilize the patches. It's really nice.
                              I didn't stabilize them, though it might have been a little easier if I had. It wasn't too bad as far as stretch goes because I used my walking foot. The worst part was the thickness at the seams.
                              Cil
                              A quilt is a blanket of love
                              http://www.pinterest.com/cil3612/boards/
                              http://www.creativelyhomemade.etsy.com/

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