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USMC Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? High quality pure 100% cotton fabric, a new batting product from Warm that gives warmth without adding weight. Sulky thread for piecing and Sulky Polylight for machine quilting.

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What are you most proud of? I had many times when I wondered why I had undertaken such a large project, but as the blocks came together and my husband became more involved in the construction of the blocks I knew I had to stay with the project.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Thoroughly plan out the quilt before you start. I had a rough idea of what I wanted, but as the block changed it required changes, thank goodness for my seam ripper, that if I had planned the entire project out it would have been easier. If you are using a standard machine be prepared for hefting a large amount of heavy fabric and the strain that it takes. I doubt I could have done this without QAYG because of the sheer size. Be prepared for a lot of repetition when you are building the blocks. Watch your measurements, I had to make many cuts because I made so many changes along the way. When I took the quilt to the FedEx office to send it to my brother-in-law I was very happy and very proud of what I had accomplished.

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Gorgeous!! I am sure your brother-in-law will love it!!

03/08/2012 Flag