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Topic: Unorthodox quilting experiment: polyester flag!  (Read 1341 times)
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« on: November 20, 2010 04:04:59 PM »

Finally got around to taking pictures of my newest quilt!! Itís nice and cozy Smiley

I wanted to make a Real Madrid quilt of some kind but I didnít really want to stencil or anything so I thought why not just buy a RM polyester flag off of ebay and use that! I know polyester isn't ideal material for quilting but I though I'd might as well try, thats how you learn!

So I bought one, super cheap, like $5, off ebay.  While I waited for it to get here, I found some scraps in my fabric stash and pieced the back/top(which ever way you see it) of the quilt. I think it came out really cute! Once it got here I just put the flag over it and pinned it like crazy(lots of blood was lost on this project lol), then started quilting. It was SO hard to quilt polyester!!! This was kind of an experiment and it actually came out a lot better than I expected.
**If anyone wants to try this, I suggest using spray adhesive for the basting since the fabric is very slippery and silky, it would have probably made my experience a lot easier.

I quilted around all the outlines of the crest and around the letters. Idk if you can see the numbers in white, but Iím actually not done with those. But those are my absolute favorite footballers so it really cool for me that they play on the same club now Smiley I think Iím gonna add a few of my other favorite RM players number too.

Just in time for El Clasico! Tell me what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010 05:18:58 PM »

That looks totally cool!  I love how it came out.  I can see how it would be a pain to work with, but the result is great!  Love the patchwork side of it, too! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010 07:09:50 PM »

Great job! I must admit, it has crossed my mind to make a completely artificial quilt-artificial fabric, artificial batting,etc.-just to see what would happen. This gives me an idea. I might still try it someday though. Tongue

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010 08:52:35 PM »

Wow, that's fantastic!  What kind of batting did you use?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2010 09:59:01 PM »

Thanks so much everyone!

Wow, that's fantastic!  What kind of batting did you use?

I used simple cotton/poly batting. Its not super thick so you can kinda see the squares through the white lol

« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010 06:48:09 PM »

That looks awesome! Polyester seems like a daunting fabric choice to try to sew with. Here's hoping Madrid keeps up their no losing streak at the very least, but I'm hoping for a win!
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010 12:57:33 PM »

That looks awesome! Polyester seems like a daunting fabric choice to try to sew with. Here's hoping Madrid keeps up their no losing streak at the very least, but I'm hoping for a win!

Here's hoping! Thanks Smiley

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