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SimplySandy
« on: March 10, 2010 06:48:03 AM »

I saw quilts made like this either on here or on someone's blog.  I loved how simple it was and the fact that it is quilted as you go.  Just cut a bunch of little scraps and place them on your quilt sandwich and sew them down.  When you're finished sewing, your quilt top is finished.  Easy, peasy!
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010 06:57:02 AM »

great colour placements. 

and he look so happy with his new pink quilt. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010 07:01:41 AM »

I love it!!  the colors, the technique, the model!  So are the edges of the scraps raw, or turned under?  It looks like they're raw, and will frazzle up nicely when washed!  I'm gonna try this.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010 08:50:47 AM »

wonderful use of small pieces!

you did a great job of placement as well and the colors are lovely together!
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010 09:18:15 AM »

I was wondering the same thing about the scraps.  Did you do a zig zag stich over the edge or something?  Looks great! 
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010 10:02:37 AM »

Love this! Here is where I first saw it:

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=2311

Glad to see your version. I have been thinking about making a full twin size comforter (x2) for my girls' room, but haven't been brave enough. Did you have any trouble managing that much fabric in your machine? I have been trying to think of ways to do smaller portions but still quilt as I go. Not sure. It is near the bottom of my list at the moment.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2010 05:20:33 PM »

No, I didn't turn under the edges or zigzag stitch it.  I just stitched about a 1/4 inch in on each scrap.  Just wash it and pick the loose threads off and it looks great!
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2010 06:19:56 PM »

Cute idea! And very pretty colors.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2010 06:44:08 PM »

Yeah, I saw this in a book recently.  I really like how yours turned out, very cute. 
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2010 11:55:09 AM »

Love it! I want to try it with circles  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2010 01:40:21 PM »

Pretty!  I think it looks very balanced and love the way the darker pink pops.
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2010 03:36:32 PM »

really nice quilt and a really inspiring technique I've not come across before.
I might have to have a go.
I'm wondering if I could use my embroidery foot and kind of free motion squiggle the scraps on... mmmm... gonna have to give it a try on a small scale!
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2010 04:44:21 PM »

Oh, too cute for words!
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2010 05:52:35 PM »

I love it Sandy! Great job and lovely fabrics!
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2010 11:53:54 PM »

This is wonderful. I have never heard of this technique before, but I'm glad I do now. Thanks for the tutorial link javamama. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2010 06:25:07 AM »

I'm echoing all the above:
I've never seen this technique before.
I want to try it, too.
It looks adorable.
Thanks so much!
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2010 02:24:49 PM »

this is really amazing! I love all the colors and how fun it is! great work!
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2010 07:01:55 AM »

ooooh this is cool. I'm so doing this.
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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2010 10:03:52 AM »

what an innovative concept! great job, it looks wonderful!
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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2010 11:46:05 AM »

What a cute idea! Love the colors!

Very adorable!
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petunya
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2010 06:03:53 PM »

I wonder if you can use knit strips for the appliqued pieces? I've been thinking about attempting a mixed woven/knit quilt and this technique might be the way to go. I guess all I can do is try!  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2010 03:50:11 AM »

I wonder if you can use knit strips for the appliqued pieces? I've been thinking about attempting a mixed woven/knit quilt and this technique might be the way to go. I guess all I can do is try!  Cheesy
I'm sure this would work.  And maybe even better since the knits won't ravel.  Have fun!
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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2010 01:15:10 PM »

Petunya, I'm sure you could use knits for the applique, but I'd probably pre-shrink the cotton base fabric first. Otherwise, after the first washing, your applique pieces might be all bunchy because the cotton underneath them shrunk but they didn't.
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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2010 06:08:34 PM »

Petunya, I'm sure you could use knits for the applique, but I'd probably pre-shrink the cotton base fabric first. Otherwise, after the first washing, your applique pieces might be all bunchy because the cotton underneath them shrunk but they didn't.

Good idea. I should probably pre-wash all of it. Another step....  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2010 03:56:01 PM »

Aarrgg!!!! I need me a walking foot!!!! This is an amazingly fun idea for getting rid of those scraps I keep 'saying' Im going to piece together... But I hate piecework! Fabulous. Simply fabulous!
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« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2010 07:26:35 PM »

Really cute Sandy!
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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2010 04:55:58 PM »

Glad to see your version. I have been thinking about making a full twin size comforter (x2) for my girls' room, but haven't been brave enough. Did you have any trouble managing that much fabric in your machine? I have been trying to think of ways to do smaller portions but still quilt as I go. Not sure. It is near the bottom of my list at the moment.

It would be easy to break your background into thirds or quarters, make them up, and then stitch them together. You'd have a band half inch minimum where the pieces joined, but you could just make that part of the design, or use the same background fabric and make it very subtle.

If this needs more description, let me know, I'll do my best!
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