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IamSusie
« on: November 24, 2009 11:54:15 AM »

I made this piece of geekery for a product review.  I was trying out Quilters Interfacing which is interfacing with grid lines to facilitate the making of watercolor quilts or pixelated quilts.



You may not already know this, but when googling pixelated video game images, the term "sprite" is very useful.

Here is a 1-Up mushroom form Super Mario.  Catch him and you get an extra life!


If you are highly motivated, you can read my product review at Craft Critique HERE.

Quilters Interfacing is found near the cutting table with the other interfacings at your sewing shop.  I found it really easy to use, except that trimming and pressing the seam allowances is a pain.  My mushroom is made on a 2 inch grid.  The finished pixels are 1.5 inches after sewing.  You ciuld also do this really small with the 1-inch gridded interfacing so that you end up with 1/2 inch pixels.
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009 12:31:11 PM »

Sweet, I love the look of pixel quilts Smiley I wanted to buy interfacing like that a while back but all they had was without adhesive o_O I don't quite get the point
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009 01:23:46 PM »

That is really awesome. It almost makes me want to quilt, almost. I'll stick to my embroidery for now. Still, very cool, have you thought of doing more complicated sprites, or would that really be a lot of work?
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009 01:25:37 PM »

I have thought of doing more complicated Sprites.  I think a whole bed quilt would be great, but for now, I just have the mushroom.  I wish I used a different background color than the white.  I'll remember that next time!
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009 03:20:46 PM »

I love this! Plus you've inspired me! Where is a good site to go for these sort of things?
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2009 01:43:29 PM »

I've never heard of the quilting interfacing. That is so neat and handy! Thanks for sharing your project and for that tidbit!
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2009 12:53:56 PM »

I wish I had known about quilters interfacing before! I decided to make my husband a Super Mario Bros quilt for his b-day this year and was piecing tons of tiny squares myself. I started with 1" squares and even if the seam allowances are a tiny bit off, everything lines up a bit funny. I am nowhere near being done with the quilt (his birthday was in August & I had 1 1/2 blocks of about 40-some done) so I will have to look for this now!
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012 01:19:00 AM »

This looks great!! I'd love to do something similar for my boyfriend! Do you just iron on each square or sew all the squares together? do you have to fold and press each one so the edges aren't raw? I've never quilted before and I don't know much about it, but I'd really like to try it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2012 11:11:58 AM »

I wrote out the process for a review at Craft Critique. I am no longer affiliated with them so maybe linking to that site is okay?

http://www.craftcritique.com/2009/11/quilters-grid-interfacing.html
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012 02:20:33 PM »

That looks like a lot of  work, and it turned out very cool!
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