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Grace's retirement signature quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Casual, Whimsical
Sandra in CA on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, batting and poly thread.

Sandra in CA on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I took on this project with only 1 month to get it completed. I think Grace will be thrilled with it. While getting the signatures (not an easy job as she kept coming into the office), I found that she was a big Tinkerbell fan-so I had to find Tinkerbell fabric to the back and I added a Tinkerbell to the front with Pigma ink pens. The white border holds the signatures and sentiments from families at the school.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I ironed freezer paper onto the border before adding it to the quilt to aid in letting people write on it. I have learned that even if you ask people not to write in the seam allowance they still do, so I put the entire quilt top together before getting it signed so I did not have that problem. Use smaller stitches in the signature blocks to aid it taking out the freezer paper. I had 2 similar quilts to get signed at the same time, and even though I had labels on them, there are a few messages for each that got on the wrong quilts. I think it makes them that much more special.

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What lucky women ! Again, job well done!

06/03/2012 Flag

This is a wonderful gift and quilt. Thanks for sharing it and the lovely meaning behind it:)

06/04/2012 Flag

I love sharing the stories of the quilts. I spoke with one lady after the event and she is looking to have me make a quilt that she will raffle off for breast cancer survivors. And also a T-shirt quilt for her from her 20 years with the organization.

06/04/2012 Flag