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Veterans Lap Quilt

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Veterans Lap Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual, Classic
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
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What materials did you use? 100% cotton fabric, 80/20 batting, machine embroidery thread for quilting.

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What are you most proud of? That I had never done paper piecing before and did it! That I had never set a block on point and I did it! Although I have sewn for almost 50 years, I just took up quilting in May of 2012, and I'm loving every step of the learning curve! The classes here on Craftsy and information and educational materials found on the internet make any project possible!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you have never paper pieced before, try it! If you have a copier at home, that's all you really need, a if you don't happen to have special paper piecing paper, you can use a cheap (thin) copy paper and get the same results! I would recommend that you reduce your stitch length so that the paper tears away quite easily, that worked like a charm for me. When I started this quilt, all I had was the paper piecing pattern for the block, no idea how I would assemble or quilt it. It truly was a work "in progress" as I didn't even know how many blocks I would need as I didn't know what the final quilt would look like! Knowing the final dimensions I needed helped me focus on the number of blocks I would need, then I had to determine layout etc. It was a true learning process for me from beginning to end and I did it and you can too!

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Just a great treat for color and sentiment. Beautiful I love anything with stars anyway

01/09/2013 Flag

Me too, I'm all about the stars and red white and blue anything. It was so much fun to make, can't wait to do another quilt for the veterans too! So many patterns, so many ideas, so little time!

01/09/2013 Flag

Beautiful!

01/11/2013 Flag

Thank you! I'm enjoying this new paper piecing experience and have plenty of use for new ideas with charity quilt work!

01/14/2013 Flag