Created by: schilese751145
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Kettle Falls Food Bank Quilt

What are you most proud of? I started this project with just an idea, but by the time I had finished, so many people were involved simply because I asked them to. The food bank board of directors set a goal of $5000. I am truly humbled by the help and support and the expectation. Also very grateful I didn't physical therapy for my left shoulder after connecting the rows! :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? I think you need to plan on having a large table/surface available when connecting the rows. That was definitely the most challenging part. I don't know what I would have done if my husband wasn't there to help. I couldn't get the hang of the gloves, almost sewing them into the project twice! But if they were more form fitting, they might be beneficial.

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schilese751145 made Kettle Falls Food Bank Quilt with:

Denim Circle Rag Quilt-Recycled Jeans!

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Denim Circle Rag Quilt-Recycled Jeans!

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  • I used denim jeans donated to me from family & friends from three states. 100 percent cotton fruits & vegetables fabric seemed the perfect combination for a quilt donated to fund raise for a food bank. 100 percent cotton batting was used too!

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I started this project with just an idea, but by the time I had finished, so many people were involved simply because I asked them to. The food bank board of directors set a goal of $5000. I am truly humbled by the help and support and the expectation. Also very grateful I didn't physical therapy for my left shoulder after connecting the rows! :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? I think you need to plan on having a large table/surface available when connecting the rows. That was definitely the most challenging part. I don't know what I would have done if my husband wasn't there to help. I couldn't get the hang of the gloves, almost sewing them into the project twice! But if they were more form fitting, they might be beneficial.

Q&A with schilese751145

HBWeir asked:
DO you think you could have used bigger circles? I'm thinking dinner plate size.
schilese751145 answered:
Good Morning. I do think you could use any size circle. The pattern called for either 6 or 6.5 inch circles so that's what I did. I did cut all my fabric. I wanted the fruits & vegetables print. Bought a couple of charm packs, but they weren't sporting the look I was going for. Because it went north (like just shy of the Canadian border north) I also included I think it was a 4 inch square of batting for warmth. Dinner plate (maybe 8 or even 10 inch size) could easily be done. Either buy your fabric or get many, many plus size people to donate their jeans. You are only limited by the width of the fabric. That size would allow you to do some creative things with the insets: family member photos, some of those great large print cottons ... I think the possibilities are endless w/ this pattern.
browns30 asked:
Do you think it would be possible to add a flannel backing (Grandson doesn't like the stiffer denim) and would you add it as one piece or add it as rows. Any ideas appreciated. Thanks Ellie
schilese751145 answered:
I believe you could any backing you choose. I made this one heavier because it was being sent up to northeastern WA and figured a heavier quilt would be beneficial. But, flannel would be a great option. It could be pieced using large sections or you could piece the back. That's the beauty of this pattern (and many others honestly) you can completely customize the quilt to match the personality/interests of the person receiving it. I hope this is helpful. Blessings.

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