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Topic: my first quilt! ok so it's a mini quilt... but it's a quilt nonetheless!  (Read 2273 times)
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« on: November 19, 2007 09:40:05 PM »

ok so i just wanted to try out some quilting techniques and see if i could actually do it.  i had a great fat eighth bundle from joann and thought i should give it a go.  i don't have the patience for doing anything by hand so i did this all on my machine.  the finished product is just over 15" x 15".  not sure what i'll do with it now, it might become a cat bed, although they never lay on the things you WANT them to lay on!  lol.  anyway... i did this in just about two hours, not bad i'd say.

here is the front.  sorry it's so dark, it's the best pic i could get.  Undecided


here is the back.  much better pic.  i just used black because it's all i had handy.  had this been a real quilt i probably would have used red.


a close up of some of the fabrics.  again, sorry it's dark.


i just have one question.  is there a way to keep the fabric from pulling like that on the back?  like how you can tell i went in different directions because the fabric is slightly wrinkled in that direction.  or will this go away after it is washed/used?

any comments/feedback are very welcome!  thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007 09:47:59 PM »

Haha I know what you mean about cats not sitting/laying where you want them to...so annoying! Ive been wanting to try out quilting too, and youve inspired me to try and make something similar, but maybe something I could fit onto the windowsill my kitty likes to sit on  Smiley I probably wont get it dont until after Christmas though unless I get really prouctive sometime soon,  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2007 07:12:54 AM »

If your cat rejects the quilt, you could use it as a placemat or table topper.  My coffee table is square, so a lot of my small square quilts wind up there (I rotate them seasonally or when I get bored).
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2007 08:44:26 AM »

The back pulling the different directions could be from the way you basted and then quilted.  Did you quilt from the center out?  Advice I have recieved in the past is to not have more than 3 inches without quilting because that can cause bunching/filler to move and other problems.  Hope that helps.
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2007 09:39:46 AM »

If you aren't using a walking foot, using one will help with feeding the fabric evenly.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2007 01:13:44 PM »

Haha I know what you mean about cats not sitting/laying where you want them to...so annoying! Ive been wanting to try out quilting too, and youve inspired me to try and make something similar, but maybe something I could fit onto the windowsill my kitty likes to sit on  Smiley I probably wont get it dont until after Christmas though unless I get really prouctive sometime soon,  Cheesy

aww i'm glad i inspired someone!  honestly it only took me a couple hours.  i don't think i would have had the patience for it without my new rotary cutter and mat though.  that made it soo much easier.  so if you don't have one i highly recommend investing in one.  you can get good deals on them when joann has their big sales.  anyway, when you try, make sure you post pics!
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2007 01:14:53 PM »

If you aren't using a walking foot, using one will help with feeding the fabric evenly.

ok, yeah, i didn't because it was pretty thin batting and i was being lazy and just doing everything with my normal foot.  i should probably try that next time!  thanks.
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2007 06:48:57 AM »

I really like the fabric combination on this one!! And so what if it's mini, you finished a quilt!
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