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« on: December 16, 2012 11:08:30 AM »

Okay, this is my first quilt so go easy on me. My husband LOVES Zelda, and I thought this would be an alright idea for a first project. I got lazy with the actual quilting part, only doing every 3rd or 4th line diagonally, and the binding is a little weird. I think using batting was a bad call, and not using it probably would have made it a lot easier. Lots to learn yet, but having fun doing it!



It's on our queen sized bed for reference. What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012 12:37:25 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012 01:59:05 PM »

Oh my gosh, this is awesome! I looove Zelda! I bet your hubby will be ridiculously excited! Amazing first project!

What thickness of batting did you use, and how did you baste it? Low loft batting that is like 1/8 inch thick and spray basting seems to be easiest for me, but I still hate the basting stage.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012 05:19:11 PM »

Thanks guys! He loves it! As for batting, I didn't know there were different thicknesses, lol. I think it was about a quarter inch thick I think? Honestly I didn't do very much research when I started doing this, so I'm not even sure what you mean by spray basting? Is that where you sew everything together, like the diagonal lines I have up there?
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012 05:44:26 PM »

The sewing part is actually the quilting! Basting is when you put the top, middle (batting) and back together and fasten it somehow so it doesn't shift on you when you quilt it. Large safety pins are one way to baste, but the way I prefer is to buy a can of spray basting, which is a spray adhesive. So then I stick the batting layer to the backing, and then flip it over and stick the other side of the batting layer to the quilt top. I think the better a job you can do on the basting, the less frustrating the quilting will be!

You did an awesome job, hopefully you learned a few tricks to make it easier on you next time!
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012 05:49:25 PM »

That is awesome to know! I just used the long sewing pins. Bot of those ideas are way better! Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012 06:40:14 PM »

Yeah I did one of my first ones with long pins and I scratched myself up quite badly while quilting it! It hurt!
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012 07:13:49 AM »

Very cool! Amazing job for your first quilt!
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012 09:41:56 AM »

Very cool!! It looks great for your first quilt!
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2012 04:23:12 PM »

Thanks, guys Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2012 07:52:42 PM »

I love this! 

I usually tape down my backing, lay the battening down, then the top making sure everything is centered on my table and hand baste it.  I find my quilts don't shift that much. 
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2012 09:39:07 PM »

I love this! 

I usually tape down my backing, lay the battening down, then the top making sure everything is centered on my table and hand baste it.  I find my quilts don't shift that much. 

I was able to do that once at a Sewing Day with my guild when we had big tables, it was awesome! I don't have a big table or hard floor in my house though Sad I didn't swear at all during the process, and usually I say all the swears during basting.
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2012 03:56:58 AM »

What a lucky husband =D
This rocks! Especially for a first one.
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2012 01:24:38 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2012 03:38:37 AM »

Wow, that's amazing and to think that is your first quilt. I can't wait to see what you do next. Thanks for posting.
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I was able to do that once at a Sewing Day with my guild when we had big tables, it was awesome! I don't have a big table or hard floor in my house though Sad I didn't swear at all during the process, and usually I say all the swears during basting.

I swear from beginning to end!  LOL  When my Mom helps me with a project, I censor myself.   Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2012 11:48:37 AM »

I gasped when the picture loaded.

So awesome!!

I have wanted to quilt forever, but haven't even tried yet. This project looks amazing!!
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2012 07:20:33 AM »

Great job on your first quilt! I'm sure it will be loved
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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2013 05:44:13 AM »

This is an awesome first quilt! I'm sure your husband loves it.
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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2013 11:00:36 AM »

Your quilt is great! I've been quilting about a year or so, and have made more quilts than I count. My girls and I all have several quilts but my son isn't interested in any patterns I have. He's a HUGE zelda fan and been trying to find a pattern to make him one for his 18th b-day next month. Where did you find the link pattern you used???
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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2013 05:31:55 PM »

I based it off of a perler bead link I found on etsy and then made it into a grid in Excel. If you PM me your email I will send it to you...
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