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"Blu Bonits" Quilt

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Blu-Bonits twin quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual, Traditional, Whimsical, Romantic, Classic
Pam Sews on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Finally finishing them! The machine quilting was beautifully done by Barbara H. I don't know why I was so intimidated by putting the binding on, it was actually very easy. Normally I prefer to do tiny detailed work on small projects... but no more.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be sure to overestimate the amount of fabric you need, especially if it is a specialty fabric! And do as my friends always tell me: make a quilt label. It was worth the big smile from Audrey when she read it.

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Gee that's a lovely quilt and you amaze me on how prolific you are. Do you ever sleep? I'm struggling to finish one quilt and you are forever putting projects up, get some sleep woman. (only joking, love your work)

03/14/2012 Flag

haha! just FINISHING stuff lately! There will be a long drought soon... and love your kitty!

03/15/2012 Flag

Ooh gorgeous quilt and fab material. I have made several quilts now for family members but have not put a label on any as Ive have tried to make them and they look so awful... kinda spoil the quilt. How did you make yours?

04/30/2012 Flag

sorry, I just found your comment! I designed these labels on my software designing program for my Bernina 830 and embroidered it out. For my granddaughter's creations, I let her use fabric paint pens on a square of backing fabric. Be sure to press and set the paints as directed with the pens. I find Sharpies fade over time. You can also design your label on your computer and then print it with an inkjet printer on specialty transfer paper found in quilt shops and many office supply stores: some are actually a thin sheet of fabric bonded to paper and you print directly onto the fabric! Again, follow setting instructions. I think you are much too hard on yourself: I would personally treasure a quilt label written in my friend's own handwriting. There is beauty in a personal touch. Try it!

09/17/2012 Flag

Desna - also go to my photo-tablecloth project and read comments for my instructions to Michaelia on which papers to use to transfer photos to fabric. I think a fantastic label might include a photo of you and your friend you are gifting with one of your quilts!!

09/17/2012 Flag

Thanks Pam I will look into this and try some of these techniques out:) If I do a good job I will be sure to post it up for you to see ha!

09/18/2012 Flag