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Patrick_Craftrick
« on: April 26, 2007 04:09:48 PM »

I made the strips the way I normally do, and then was about to sew them together.

My lovely wife insisted that I should iron them nice and flat so that the corners line up.  Normally I don't iron anything after I cut the squares, but I wanted it to look nice.

I found that I could take one end of the fabric and pull it under the iron, flattening down the little seams as I went.  I did this with all my strips and then went to sew them together. 

Much to my dismay, nothing lined up.  I forged on ahead anyways.  The result was less than perfect.  Nothing lined up and it looked more like an anamorphic blob than my favorite Italian plumber.
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2007 04:11:52 PM »

Can you post pictures of what you mean?
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Patrick_Craftrick
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2007 03:47:29 PM »

Sorry, I get stuck doing life things sometimes.

This first one shows how off things were by the time that I got to the bottom of the quilt.  The bottom of his foot should be flat.


Here is an overhead shot of how badly you can mess up something as simple as mario, looks like he has the shakes.

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2007 03:57:37 PM »

Holy cow!!!! I think that quilt is still killer!!! I love mario!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007 04:05:59 PM »

i used a cheap black fabric for a quilt once... and much to my dismay when i ironed it the fabric shrunk, and it was ony the black fabric and not any of the others.  maybe some of the fabric may have shrunk from the ironing
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2007 02:40:02 AM »

You didn't ruin it! Just say he's in motion! After all, that's what the character looks like when he's running and stuff.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2007 07:28:34 AM »

I'm assuming you may have stretched the fabric on the bias while ironing it.

I quite like the look but if you are worried that the base should be straight, you could just cut a strip off the bottom, evening up the feet and then lay a strip of the background colour or even another colour to look like he is standing on it. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2007 01:10:51 PM »

I think it looks fantastic!  If you go with Beloved Godess' suggestion, you could always try to find a fabric that looks like one of the backgrounds in the game.  Smiley  That would be pretty cool, I think.
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2007 01:35:16 PM »

I should do something with it.

You can understand my frustration, though, normally the Mario quilts I make look something like this.

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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2007 10:08:21 PM »

As his wife I would like to say in my difense that he must have stretched it as he ironed it.  And you have to know that for a perfectionist like him there was no "oh well I'll just sew it together as it is"  hehe.  that would be something I would do. 
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