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Project

Pine Burr Quilt Patch

Project Description

What are you most proud of? To have finally 'finished' it; even if I didn't wind up the way I originally intended. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use a good iron to make your triangles sit flat as you fold them. Be prepared to use A LOT of fabric if you decide to make it quilt size.

What you will need

  • Lots of 3 inch farbric squares
  • foundation backing fabric
  • thread and white frame

Q&A with Sarah Becker

mycookie asked:
A few of us used this technique to make "throw rugs" out of all the ugly 100% polyester recyclables (remember leisure suits and stretch pants?) when quilters decided to use only 100 % cotton. It was impossible to press so it needed to be pinned until sewn. I remember a sturdy fabric for the foundation. Mine was stitched into a rectangle with guide lines drawn strait with a pen before I started. It really cleaned the mud off our shoes by the back door and washed very well. The polyester kind of stood up and looked prettier than we expected. Very colorful, practical and beautiful. Just a crazy fun memory for me. Yours is great.
Sarah Becker answered:
Thank you so much for sharing! Wish I could have seen what you're describing, sounds fabulous! I love any project that has a practical purpose and can be made by recycling what you already have. Sounds like those materials were challenging to work with though!