Created by: Nana Jo 54
Project

At the Cabin Quilt

What are you most proud of? How well the fabrics go with the designs that were on the sweatshirts. The sweatshirts had an outdoor theme so I paired them up with Minnesota Shop Hop fabrics for 2012. The fabric choices also had a fabric with small pictures of items from the lake such as a boat, deer, trees, etc. These were perfect for using in the center of blocks also. There weren't enough sweatshirts for a queen size quilt which is what was needed. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you use stabilizer on any sweatshirt piece that has too much give. I was able to go without for many of the designs but I used the ribbing from the bottom, cuffs and neck. They needed stabilizing before sewing into a block.

You Can Make This

Nana Jo 54 made At the Cabin Quilt with:

  • Sweatshirt designs
  • cotton fabric
  • thread and batting

Project Description

What are you most proud of? How well the fabrics go with the designs that were on the sweatshirts. The sweatshirts had an outdoor theme so I paired them up with Minnesota Shop Hop fabrics for 2012. The fabric choices also had a fabric with small pictures of items from the lake such as a boat, deer, trees, etc. These were perfect for using in the center of blocks also. There weren't enough sweatshirts for a queen size quilt which is what was needed. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you use stabilizer on any sweatshirt piece that has too much give. I was able to go without for many of the designs but I used the ribbing from the bottom, cuffs and neck. They needed stabilizing before sewing into a block.

Q&A with Nana Jo 54

Pam Sews asked:
Great idea - and, when exactly do YOU sleep, O Prolific One? :-D
Nana Jo 54 answered:
Some of the quilts I've posted are not done. They are just tops. I find I can put scrappy unplanned quilts together pretty quickly for church. I actually feel like I haven't accomplished much lately. I have been working on this particular quilt since July.

Skill Level

Beginner