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Topic: Funky Floral Towel Quilt Perfect for the Beach  (Read 6308 times)
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« on: June 11, 2010 03:47:30 PM »


I finally finished my funky towel quilt! It feels like it took forever. First I found/bought the towels, then cut them, arranged them, rearranged them, sewed them together, found a back, sewed that, pinned it all together, then quilted and bound it(half of that by hand, my fingers hurt)!!!!!! I definitely do not recommend quilting towels to anyone. It's a pain to sew fabric that thick.


Overall the quilt isn't perfect but I still like how it came out. The back and binding is made from old sheets so its 100% recycled. It's going to make the perfect beach blanket this summer.  (Yes, I know I need to iron it, but I want to throw it in the wash first [Yay for machine washable quilts!])

Now I just need to get started on my pink/yellow/red version. I already have the scares cut so it shouldn't take too long.  Hopefully that will go smoother sewing wise. I think I may use ties for that one, but haven't decided yet.
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010 04:02:26 PM »

Wow, that's really nice Smiley I would love to have something like that! Be proud of your hard work because the finished product is super-cool!
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010 04:16:34 PM »

now i want a towel quilt, thanks alot, jk, love it
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010 06:50:28 PM »

Great idea!
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010 07:31:56 PM »

Wow this is so cute and durable And to use towels great job. What a great project.
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010 07:50:35 AM »

I knew when I raided my grandmother's stash of superthin, yet oh-so-cute vintage towels there would be an amazing project to mimic one day!
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2010 10:00:35 PM »

This is nice. I would have never thought of using towels for a quilt. Hmm...I see myself making an unnecessary trip to the thrift store... Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010 12:07:07 PM »

Wow - This is awesome!  I'm stopping tonight at a thrift store!
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2010 12:34:14 PM »

This is such a great idea! I really want to try but I'm scared of sewing that thick fabric. I think it would look great tied though - so maybe that's a better option for me. Hmmmm...

Thanks so much for the inspiration. Everyone needs something like this for the summertime!
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010 05:43:59 AM »

I never would have thought to use beach towels for quilting. You pulled it off so nicely! It's absolutely beautiful!
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