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Phone book quilt

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phone book quilt

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Scrap Quilting taught by Pepper Cory

Make beautiful quilts out of the fabrics you have on hand with Pepper Cory's waste not, want not approach to traditional quilting.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Eco-Friendly, Traditional
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What materials did you use? fabric scraps, part of old blanket, and old sheet for back.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I like the idea of scrap quilting in this manner but i would most likely use old sheets for the substructure of this quilt leaving it in place as part of the whole quilt. I am making a denim quilt for my husband with an old sheet as the substructure. I find I like that better it stays put where as the paper ones loose the structure when it is removed. I feel that was a bit bothersome for me. Loved the course and learned a great deal from it.

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One of my Grandma's use to sit for hours doing scrap quilts. She laid the pieces out, cut them ......however she did not put them in squares. She had a collapsed back and wore a huge brace, so all she could really do was sit around and she wanted to stay busy. I'd love to be able to just sit down like that, with no pattern and do it!!

02/25/2012 Flag

The colours in your quilt as gorgeous.

04/11/2012 Flag

why is it called a phone book quilt? is that the name of the pattern? or did you make it up? lol...I don't usually do patterns so other than the maple leaf, wedding ring, log cabin and pin wheel...I have no clue on names of blocks

04/13/2012 Flag

the name come from using pages of a phone book as substructure for the piecing.. it is also called a string quilt..using very fine bits of fabric, you tear the paper out after it is done.. but I find if i am going to do a quilt like this i am putting it on a old sheet some of the fabrics went wonky after i pulled the paper,, just use an 8 1/2 square or what ever size you want .. go to you scraps bin pull out pieces and sew.. start in the middle with the first piece and sew out from there

04/15/2012 Flag

Have you tried (used) fabric softener dryer sheets? They work great and you overlap for larger blocks!

05/01/2012 Flag

maybe but I dont use any fabric softener... either for washer or dryer... but thanks for the idea

05/01/2012 Flag

This is a ownderful scrappy version of the phone book quilt. Love that you used pieces of patchwork!

10/04/2013 Flag