A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 296,728
Currently Running With Scissors:
616 Guests and 29 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: my 1st quilt: raggy edge  (Read 2721 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Mrsblocko
Offline Offline

Posts: 685
Joined: 20-Aug-2006

It's not only sticious, it's SUPER!


View Profile WWW
« on: October 25, 2006 10:58:44 AM »

 After many trips through the dryer to get the edges ragged...


Front


closeup of musical bee fabric.


back: made from my daughter's old flannel receiving blankets.

I learned a lot from the whole process.  I made more than one mistake along the way, but over all I am proud of the end result.   

THIS ROCKS   Logged

jloveg
Tutorial Contributor

GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5622
Joined: 13-Jan-2006

need me email me! jat42171@yahoo.com


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006 11:00:06 AM »

wow  I  love  it  so  different  and  fun!!  bet is  warm.... is it  heavy  with all that  denim??
THIS ROCKS   Logged

looking for instant coffee from australia or russia made with mustard and champagne.  VIOLET CRUMBLES and VEGEMITE would be welcome swap items!!
yelutci
Offline Offline

Posts: 315
Joined: 23-Oct-2006

Gus, don't be a giant snapping turtle.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006 11:32:20 AM »

That's awesome! What a great treasure.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I've heard it both ways.

I'm looking to swap some knit &/or crocheted crafts for handmade CP/HP soap.
mandi
Knit-Addict
Offline Offline

Posts: 172
Joined: 08-Oct-2004

Knit-Addict


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006 11:40:09 AM »

Aw that's great!  And it's cool that you used the old receving blankets.  It will make a great keepsake.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

hambox
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2006 11:56:46 AM »

This is an awesome bringing together of groovy/contemporary and traditional feel. Love it! Looks like lots of work with all the curves. Color me impressed.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Everybody is a star
One big circle going round and round
-- Sly and the Family Stone
patty_o_furniture
Offline Offline

Posts: 1336
Joined: 16-Aug-2006

May the force be ever in your favor, Mr. Potter.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2006 12:18:49 PM »

Love it! 

I've been wanting to make a ragged quilt, and what a great idea using old blankets---a way to love them even more!  I've got to remember this for after kids are done!

Thanks for sharing!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Homerof2
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6117
Joined: 19-Jan-2006


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2006 12:31:15 PM »

That look fantastic!  I like the idea of using old receiving blankets - what a keepsake.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

dietcokejunkee
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2006 07:11:03 PM »

I love it! I have been saving old jeans forever to make something like this. Did you use the fabric seen in the circle as the middle of your "sandwich"? ex. Denim,  cute fabric, flannel baby blankets... Also, did you cut the circles out after sewing? I am assuming the circle stitch is your quilting holding the layers together.

I have a few patterns for variation sewing or appliqueing something on top of the square, but I think I may like the fabric circle surprises better!

Great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Mrsblocko
Offline Offline

Posts: 685
Joined: 20-Aug-2006

It's not only sticious, it's SUPER!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2006 08:15:01 AM »

Did you use the fabric seen in the circle as the middle of your "sandwich"? ex. Denim,  cute fabric, flannel baby blankets... Also, did you cut the circles out after sewing? I am assuming the circle stitch is your quilting holding the layers together.

Yes, I put the "cute fabric" in the middle of the sandwich, but only on the ones with the cut outs.  I didn't have enough of the green fabric to do it with every square.  If I had it would have given the raggy edges a green streak all over.  As it is, it's kind of random looking.

I cut my circles out first, before I did the quilting.  (with this type of quilt, you quilt the sandwich first, then do the piecing.)  Once I started cutting all the circles out I thought, "Hey what am I going to do with these denim circles?"  So I decided to attach them to some of the squares I had originally intended to be plain.  I attempted to sort of free motion stitch the denim circles on.  That didn't work as well as I'd hoped because I can't lower the feed dogs on my sewing machine.  The next raggy quilt I make, I am going to zig zag stitch the cut out and cut in circles.  It's a bit too rough looking for my liking with the straight stitching.

oh!  and yes, it is heavy!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

blonenomore
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2006 12:30:03 PM »

I think your quilt is brillant.  I LOVE it.
I am inspired to start one.

Great job.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"buckleberry ferry follow me..."
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Bruno Hare on "The Lost Kings"
Lisa McMann on Her Book: Wake
Zoya Phan Talks About Her Book: Little Daughter
Kathleen Grissom Talks About the Inspiration Behind the Kitchen House
Novelist and Actor Eric Bogosian on Perforated Heart
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Art Pen Case
Sock It To Me!
Meatless Monday: Kale and Edamame Salad

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.