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1  Re: tie-quilt tedium? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by Patrick_Craftrick on: July 30, 2007 04:15:42 PM
This is a quilt that I have been working on.

You can see the heavy white cotton thread that I have been using to tie it all together in the pic if you look close.  Its down the left side, and along the bottom.  I just went from spot to spot and then cut in between.  Still took a while.

BlondGirl is right, this is about the easiest way to do it.  If your spots are to close together to have enough to tie with, make sure to leave some slack.  I like to put my quilts on a big hoop when I am doing the ties, it makes pushing the needle through much easier.  A sailors palm or a thimble can also help.

Longer hanging ends will make it easier to tie (looks at hands cut up by pulling on heavy cotton thread), much easier.
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2  Re: Quilt... for the dog in Quilting: Completed Projects by Patrick_Craftrick on: June 14, 2007 03:20:17 PM
Dogs and quilts just seem to go together.

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3  Little Mario Baby Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Patrick_Craftrick on: June 04, 2007 03:10:48 PM
I like this one, but, it always strikes me that he is going the wrong way.

I am proud of my corners here, nice and pointy.

What sort of 8-Bit childhood hero would people like to see next in quilt format? 

I am open to suggestions.  Right now I have a FF3 Black Mage in the works.
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4  Mario Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Patrick_Craftrick on: May 30, 2007 01:41:17 PM
I got started in quilting to have something to do with my wife while she did  her thing making clothes.

This is not my first quilt, I have made others, but I like this one well enough to make a post displaying it. 

The squares are two inches with a quarter inch seam allowance so the whole thing measures about 36' by 66'.  The backing is some flannel that the wife and I bought on the cheap.  It is tied, I don't have the time with three jobs to actually quilt things flat.

The edges are just the backing fabric rolled over the quilt top.  Simple and easy, just the way I like it.  A blanket stitch was used to tack the edges down.

The first shot is of the whole quilt.

The next shot is detail of the head.

This one shows the backing fabric that we found.  Blue with swirlies, so when someone comes by that doesn't understand who Mario is, the quilt can be flipped over to prevent awkward questions.

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5  Re: I ruined a mario quilt in Stitch And BOTCH by Patrick_Craftrick on: May 02, 2007 01:35:16 PM
I should do something with it.

You can understand my frustration, though, normally the Mario quilts I make look something like this.

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6  Re: I ruined a mario quilt in Stitch And BOTCH by Patrick_Craftrick on: May 01, 2007 03:47:29 PM
Sorry, I get stuck doing life things sometimes.

This first one shows how off things were by the time that I got to the bottom of the quilt.  The bottom of his foot should be flat.

Here is an overhead shot of how badly you can mess up something as simple as mario, looks like he has the shakes.

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