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Topic: Disney Pixar Cars Quilt for the Nephew AKA My First Attempt at Binding  (Read 1809 times)
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« on: January 01, 2008 01:09:14 PM »

I like to make quilts...I'm not very good at it and my simple block quilts usually end up off kilter. But this one turned out suprizingly well. It was very exciting actually. The only thing I had problems with was the binding. Does anyone have any tips on how to keep it straight and nice? The only really dissappointment was my nephew telling me he didn't like it...Oh well he's 2 and he'll get used to it. I made a pillow taggie thing to go with it and the front of the pillow has a pocket on it. The quilt itself is a quillow so it folds up for easy traveling(we always are in the car) and for using as a pillow while out and about.

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The Quilt 2: The Close Up


Folded up into the pocket to make the pillow


Taggie Pillow Front(you can't really see the pocket but its there!)


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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2008 01:25:52 PM »

That's so great!  Good job on all of it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2008 01:30:05 PM »

aww, i think its adorable!  my 2 yr old would too, because she loves Cars...and blankets.  i know how you feel though, she HATES the clothing i make her. (she's come around though lately, since its so cold.)
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2008 02:40:59 PM »

I love that it folds up into its own pillow.  Practical and cute.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2008 02:50:21 PM »

It is very cute, I'm sure your nephew will appreciate it in time.
For a good binding tute see this website:
http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/continuous_quiltbinding/index.html
My mum tried to tell me how to do it over the phone, she got so cranky at me for not understanding her instructions she nearly hung up on me! So I used this tute instead and it was very helpful.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2008 05:11:06 PM »

Where'd you get Cars fabric?!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2008 07:57:55 PM »

in my area there is only one place to get fabric unless you wanna drive an hour and that walmart...there selections actually not that bad and they have had everything i've wanted so far...otherwise i orderfabric from ebay...but all the fabric from that quilt is from walmart and there are some patches that i bought on ebay on the quilt too. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2008 08:07:41 PM »

Aw, the fickleness of two-year olds.  I know a 3 year old who'd FLIP for that (who also loves CARS and blankets....very snuggly for reading)! 

The binding looks good to me!
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2008 09:57:11 AM »

the binding is like an impressionistic painting...looks good from afar but get to close and its not as pretty. i couldnt get my seem to stay straight so iits all over the place...and it only looks as good as it does because i cheated and used binding tape lol
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