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Wallace's Cathedral throne cover

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Magical Jelly Roll Quilts taught by Kimberly Einmo

Create sophisticated quilts with easy-to-use precuts. Best-selling author Kimberly Einmo shares piecing, appliqué and machine-quilting techniques!

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Batik scraps, Isacord thread

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What are you most proud of? I like the colors.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The good: Wallace has another cover for his chair I didn't need to buy any material to try this pattern I like doing these little projects that still have a use. It gives an opportunity to try a pattern without committing to a whole quilt. I can practice free motion quilting. The bad: Years old WonderUnder is very stiff - should have used my Lite Steam A Seam 2 Lots of tracing & fusing The ugly: My free motion quilting - - sigh - - must do lots of practice

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Geourous batiks. Did you buy a cordinated package or select each fabric seperately?

07/21/2012 Flag

Thanks, dkaym, these were left over bits & pieces from other projects. I was thinking I could reduce my batik scraps so I can buy more!

07/22/2012 Flag

I love it! And here's a neat fact: my maiden name was Wallace. I'm a Scot!

08/15/2012 Flag

Oh, my goodness! What a royal dog. Love the scotty fabric. Where did you find it? Also love your color choice on the batik side of the quilt!

08/21/2012 Flag

Thank you! Actually these are two different quilts. I found the Scotty fabric at my local quilt shop - had to have it. The dog needs at least two quilts for his chair as one is always in the wash.

08/21/2012 Flag

Simply stunning Darns! I LOVE ALL your projects and find them very inspiring. Was wondering if you do anything special when you was your fabrics, especially the batiks? I love the fabric but hesitate using them because of the fade factor. For my own shirts that were made of crinkled rayon I would dash a bit of vinegar, hand wash in cold water and line dry in as much shade as possible ( I'm in Hawaii and line drying is the norm for our household - most of the time ) The colors kept OK but eventually did fade and fabric did shrink. I don't expect much shrinkage with batiks but do anticipate the fading .Wallace is blessed having such a good mommie :-)

12/24/2012 Flag

Thank you! I just wash my quilts in cold water and use low setting on dryer. I think you would get fading if the quilts were line dried in the sun. Your pic looks like my brother's Springer Spaniel. Is it?

12/25/2012 Flag

Sorry about the typo - "Was wondering if you do anything special when you WASH your fabrics....."

12/24/2012 Flag