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« on: April 08, 2008 06:37:15 AM »

I call this my no-sew rag quilt fleece thingy. I really wanted something that looked like a quilt but I have no sewing experience, so I created my own breed of blanket. This is my latest, a baby blanket for a friend.



I've also just posted in the business advice section because I'd like to start selling them. Maybe you could help me here. The materials for this blanket cost me about $20 and it took me 12-15 hours to cut and tie everything. Any tips on the best way to go about pricing?
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008 06:44:44 AM »

Dear............quilt or no...........this thing ROCKS!!!............. Grin

I LOVE how creative it is.........and it certainly has a 'quilt-pieced' look to it!............Kudos for the craftiness!..........I just had to hit THIS ROCKS!............ Grin

BTW...........I think you're gonna make good with sales............it's adorable........certainly looks cuddly.........and I think it would sell well as a baby blanket........... Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008 07:05:11 AM »

I think it'd be a great thing to sell!  I love how it looks and it looks so inviting and soft and great!  As lissaw70 said, it'd be great in baby blanket size too (less cost and probably the highest sales).  I'd probably look into seeing how much that would cost and aim to sell those under $35 and then probably the larger ones, well, I'm not the best judge at prices...haha Smiley  Looks awesome though.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008 04:12:08 PM »

 Shocked ...........OMG!!!.............TOTAL INSPIRATION..........!!!!............. Grin

This would be a FANTABULOUS method for making a T-shirt quilt!!!.......... Grin Grin Grin


*tears out to find old tees........*
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008 06:58:36 PM »

I was wondering if I could use other materials. I was thinking flannel would be cool...but I wasn't sure how well that holds up when it's tied...
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008 07:15:27 PM »

I haven't worked with much flannel, but I don't think it would like being tied.  Most of it kind frayed along the edges.  Maybe a thicker flannel would hold up better.

Also, I really like the blanket.  It looks lovely and very cozy.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008 10:33:48 PM »

I was wondering if I could use other materials. I was thinking flannel would be cool...but I wasn't sure how well that holds up when it's tied...

Hmmmmmmm........... Roll Eyes ...........it MAY hold............if you cut it the proper way........and use long enough strips to tie........then cut them down.......you could also do a simple straight stitch all the way around the blocks before you tied them.........just to prevent the blocks from coming apart.......... Smiley ........I imagine in flannel after washing it would maybe achieve more of a 'rag' quilt look.......... Shocked ...........you could then call it a FAUX rag quilt!............. Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2008 04:10:51 PM »

I think this looks great!  I rocked this one too.  Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008 04:28:02 PM »

  You can do this with flannel if you sew a long the edges but you will have a chenille type edge after it finishes unravelling (you will lose the knotted look).  I believe if you do a search for "chenille" on crafster there is instructions for making chenille using different color layers of flannel sewn in patterns 1" apart then cut thru all but last layer between stitching...looked tres cool!
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