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    I get to do some quilting for free

    and it's for charity, too! I work at a bank and they have agreed to give me $100 towards fabric to make two quilts for Quilts for Kids. That won't quite cover them of course, but I already have thread and batting, so I should be able to scooch by, if not I'll only have to kick in a few bucks. I'm so happy with Quilts for Kids that I wanted to donate my quilts, so that they can get more quilts to kids... knowing my bank is an easy touch for smaller donations I figured I'd go for it and ask them.

    I want to use good fabric and of course I want to shop at MSQC, so can anyone suggest lines? I'm looking for pinks and purples and greens for the girl's quilt, and blues for the boy's quilt. I'm not sure how "young" I want to make them, since the current need is greatest for teens. On the other hand, I'm sure they can use anything I send, so if there's a great line for young children I'd love to hear about it.

    Hoping y'all chime in with your favorite fabric ideas...
    There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

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    Happy to hear your workplace is behind you. So generous of you to commit to such a worthy charity. It warms one's heart.
    You go Deb !

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      #3
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      I don't know if msqc carries it, but I made some cute quilts with animal alphabet by Moda. It's very bright and not baby-ish.
      how nice of your work to help you with such a good project.
      β€œWhat we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

      ― Albert Pine

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        Lilac Hill by Moda may work for your girl quilt. Not too much pink, but a very pretty line. Would do well for a teen. Dragonfly Summer is a nice choice as well, with blues, subdued greens and tans.
        K is for Karen πŸ˜Šβ€‹..................
        Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.


        Before you speak,
        T - is it TRUE?
        H - is it HELPFUL?
        I - is it INSPIRING?
        N - is it NECESSARY?
        K - is it KIND?

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          #5
          Re: I get to do some quilting for free

          Max and Whiskers would make an awesome boys quilt. I've also seen boys quilts done in Pure.

          For girls, Sunkissed and Central Park both have really great pinks, purples, and greens...one is just brighter, or bolder, than the other.
          Come by and see what I'm up to on my blog...
          Summer Lee Quilts

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            #6
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            I am not familiar with the 'lines'. I have such a stash or a conglomeration of things, must use them up first. But I am at least going to look at the suggestions made by the previous quilters. Regardless, of what you use, it is a wonderful thing you're doing and what great support from your employer! Enjoy the process, Deb! Such fun!!!

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              #7
              Re: I get to do some quilting for free

              I bought Girly Girly to do a quilt for 4 yr old GD. Sugar Pop would be nice for an older girl. Spirographic Charm pack would be cool for older kids also. There are so many!! Have fun!
              JVO

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                #8
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                I have been doing quilts for kids for a while now. It is great your work donated to this cause. Keep in mind though that quilts for kids does offer kits to use for those that have the time but not the money or materials to use. The group I'm in also provides batting if you need it. They are a great group and once a year have a silent auction/raffle to raise money. The fabrics are all donated to them from people who do not sew anymore or families who had quilters that passed away. Our group has a barn as their headquarters and many totes filled with all kinds and colors of fabrics. Keep up the good work.
                Jo :icon_wave:

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                  Sunflower, I did make one QFK quilt with the kit they send out and really enjoyed doing it. It was super easy, a 4 patch alternating with squares of focus fabric and a cute little double border. I posted a picture in my album and will definitely use their kits again in the future.
                  There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

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