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The boys shirts!

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Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine taught by Ann Petersen

Learn five machine-quilting methods while tackling a common challenge: how to quilt large projects on your home sewing machine!

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Funky
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What materials did you use? My husband and son's old shirts for the stars and quilting cotton for the background

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What are you most proud of? The free motion quilting. I learnt that on the free motion quilting tutorial !

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't throw away good cotton shirts!

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Beautiful! I love stars! I wondered right away if it was shirts!! I LOVE it!! What a treasure you have made :)

09/15/2013 Flag

Thank you Meredith, doing number 2 ! Got soo much fabric left its wonderful.

09/16/2013 Flag

Spectacular neutral quilt with very special memories and I love the quilting - Good Job!

09/16/2013 Flag

Oh, thank you so much Ann, it means a lot. The quilting is a bit wobbly but you know it reminds me of Friday nights putting the kids white shirts in soak trying to get the squiggly pen marks out of them ready for them to do it all again the following week! Thanks again for your excellent tuition:0)

09/16/2013 Flag

Awesome news on #2! Any special tips or things to be aware of when working with clothing? I have some house coat dresses from the 60's that I was gifted, they seem like cotton or 1 might be a cotton poly blend?? There aren't any labels :( But I've been wanting to use them in a quilt, just been nervous to cut into them! :)

09/16/2013 Flag

The only thing I had a slight problem with was that one of the shirts was a thinner fabric and I was worried that it would wear out faster than the others. I used some lightweight cotton lawn interfacing and ironed it on before I cut my blocks, it worked a treat. You can't tell its there and I did a wash test before making up my star and it washed perfectly. Hope your's tuns out well, have fun and don't forget to let us see it! :0)

09/17/2013 Flag

Awesome, thanks!! Will do :)

09/19/2013 Flag

OMG how come you turned up to be soooo clever....I wish I was getting married now as my bridesmaid I would have asked you to make me a wedding rings quilt...love all that you do.. I am collecting R old shirts as a result, will keep you posted

09/30/2013 Flag

Haven't tackled the wedding rings yet,,,,bit of a chicken on that one!

10/02/2013 Flag