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gamers_girl
« on: June 21, 2011 02:24:45 AM »

I want to make a family quilt...but do not know where to start with it...any idea's anyone?
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anaximander
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011 11:43:48 AM »

Well, what kind of family quilt would you like to make? Something like an autograph quilt, or one with photos from your family, or one using fabrics from clothes of each member?
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gamers_girl
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011 03:53:45 PM »

Well, what kind of family quilt would you like to make? Something like an autograph quilt, or one with photos from your family, or one using fabrics from clothes of each member?

i was thinking that everyone gets a square and can have whatever they like on it...but only my mum and I are quilters...so I don't know how to get them involved..
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anaximander
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011 07:52:55 PM »

That's easy. Look up how to stabilize cotton, and then let them have at with fabric markers or fabric crayons - you can cut it into any size square you want. If it's a family reunion, put them out on a table, and have one or two decorated as examples - if it's a mail in thing, send a SASE with each one - that way there's no excuse.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2011 05:07:16 PM »

One way to stabilize fabric before you draw or paint on it is to iron freezer paper on the back of it.  The freezer paper will keep the fabric from shifting, and it peels of easily.  I use it when I stencil on fabric all the time. . . 
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shout4joy
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011 09:09:33 AM »

somehow you need to keep people from writing in the seam allowance or you might lose some of their wit and wisdom...
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rootdarc
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2011 03:41:30 PM »

You could also try freezer paper stencils if some of the people are crafty, but not really sewers.  I just made a couple t-shirts and tried freezer paper stenciling for the first time and it turned out really well.
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