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« on: April 08, 2008 10:56:41 AM »

Hi! I have almost finished a quilt top, it's a very easy one and it's 32 inches x 40 inches. I'd like to make a mat for my toddler to play outdoors. So maybe instead of using a regular piece of cotton for the back, and batting, I will sew it directly to a piece of sturdy fabric (denim, fleece...) and avoid the batting. I do everything by hand because I don't have a machine, that's why I think this way will be easier for me. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008 01:56:15 PM »

I think fleece might be a good way to go if you are not using batting because it might make it a tad softer...just a thought...also I find that fleece hides sewing flaws better, I know I am not very good at hand sewing Smiley Hope it helps
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2008 05:48:52 AM »

I would make it 'look' juvenille by making the stitches more pronounced. This would allow you to use a thicker needle for denim.  In a recent magazine I saw a denim quilt done with huge daisy type flowers all over it, really cute! Another thought, you could do fleece on top and denim on the bottom, would add thickness and durability. If you pick a girly print, you can just outline the design on the fleece to quilt it.  I would use pearl cotton-looks like embroidery floss but twisted.

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