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« on: February 16, 2012 12:32:28 PM »

When I made my husband's Gears of War (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=398193.0) quilt, my son all but demanded that I make him a Halo quilt, so here it is. Instead of making a binding for this one, I just wrapped the fleece around to the front. Since I hand tied this one it just seemed to make more sense to me. I have no idea why, lol.

When trying to find a good Halo symbol/logo I came across this one in a few places. I'm not 100% sure it is one that is even used in the game but Thomas said that was the one he wanted because it shows the helmet. Apparently to a six-year-old, the helmet is everything, lol.

I used regular embroidery floss for the ties but am already seeing them come loose. Any suggestions for tha? I really don't want to use yarn, but I suppose if that is what is needed to make it last I'm up for it.
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012 12:45:58 PM »

Splendid. I'm so glad your boy likes it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012 01:00:36 PM »

Maybe some fray check on the knots? or retie them in square knots?
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012 01:38:09 PM »

Maybe some fray check on the knots? or retie them in square knots?
I hadn't thought of fray check! I used surgeons knots (?), just like a square but with an extra twist in it, if that makes sense. Then I did a square on top of that. I'm thinking I will break out the fray check though, just to be safe. Thanks!!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012 01:58:10 PM »

OR keep the embroidery floss ties - after you re-tie them, machine stitch back and forth a couple of times over the middle (tied part) of them.  That should hold it.  Nice job on this one and the one for your daughter!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012 11:06:43 AM »

I know so many guys who would love to have this! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013 09:56:22 AM »

Wonderful! I know some certain people in my life that would love to have this! Good job.
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