Grace's retirement signature quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I took on this project with only 1 month to get it completed. I think Grace will be thrilled with it. While getting the signatures (not an easy job as she kept coming into the office), I found that she was a big Tinkerbell fan-so I had to find Tinkerbell fabric to the back and I added a Tinkerbell to the front with Pigma ink pens. The white border holds the signatures and sentiments from families at the school. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I ironed freezer paper onto the border before adding it to the quilt to aid in letting people write on it. I have learned that even if you ask people not to write in the seam allowance they still do, so I put the entire quilt top together before getting it signed so I did not have that problem. Use smaller stitches in the signature blocks to aid it taking out the freezer paper. I had 2 similar quilts to get signed at the same time, and even though I had labels on them, there are a few messages for each that got on the wrong quilts. I think it makes them that much more special.

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • batting and poly thread.

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