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« on: September 11, 2010 11:46:41 AM »

I have never made a quilt in my life, but recently went to a community quilt workshop where we made quilt squares by using iron on fusing (Sorry if thats not what it's called, I dont know technical terms at all). It was really easy so my cousin and I decided to make our own for another cousin who was pregnant.

We got a bunch of friends and family together and had them all make squares. It was really nice because hardly any of us can sew, so the fact that we just had to cut out shapes and iron them on made everyone more inclined to participate.

After that my mom and I sewed it together, and we had never sewed a quilt ever, but I think it turned out pretty well. And it got applause at the baby shower too Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010 11:57:45 AM »

Wonderful bright colours!  Your first quilt?  WOWZA!
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010 04:28:35 AM »

That's awesome!  Both my kids were behind me looking at it and thought it was cool.  My only concern would be whether the appliques would start to peel off when washed if they're not also sewn down - did the instructor of the workshop you attended say anything about that?  I love the way this came out, and if it would stay without any sewing, I would totally make something like that!

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010 12:47:17 PM »

Thank you Smiley

Well the woman who did the workshop was some sort of textiles professor at the local university. She said that once it was ironed down it was pretty durable, I don't remember her mentioning anything about them coming off. On the plastic packaging it showed the iron on fusing stuff being used to do a quick hem on pants and fabric, so I assume it's meant to be washed and worn.
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010 02:25:39 PM »

That is so cute. Each block draws my eye. Very dynamic! Great job!
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