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« on: February 19, 2004 01:36:20 PM »

I'm currently making a yo-yo quilt. I love how easy and portable this quilt is and want to find other innovative ways to make a quilt similar to this. Anyone have any ideas?

When I search online I really only see different color schemes and the tradtional quilt block styles. I have two nieces and a new one on the way and I'd love to make each a quilt.

My birthday is coming up and I'm thinking of asking for a sewing machine Tongue Hmmm...

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2004 07:01:14 AM »

anwa, I have a yo-yo quilt that my grandmother made (we also call it a rosebud quilt)- it is made in 8 inch blocks, with approx. 3" borders inbetween the blocks. It also has a type of pillow sham - the kind you just lay across your bed pillows. The only material she purchased for it was for the borders - everything else was made from scraps. She could look at it and tell you that this fabric was from a dress she made for my cousin's wedding, this piece was from an old apron, etc. It's a wonderful memory quilt for me!

In terms of being portable, you could make a crazy quilt in blocks - also, maybe make a quilt from pieces of your nieces and nephews baby clothes as they outgrow them. I have clothes from my mom and kids that I will (someday!) make into baby quilts for my future grandchildren!

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2004 10:02:33 AM »

The scraps of outgrown clothes is a good idea... I also have some clothes I bought for them which were the wrong size! I could use them..

Hmm.. I did get a fat quarter book the other day and it had some really cute quilts.. Maybe I will have to get that sewing machine Wink

I simply can't wait to finish my first one which is blues and yellows!

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2004 12:10:13 PM »

Making quilts from scraps is both frugal (and it cleans out your stash!) and wonderful in terms of memories and love.

I made a baby quilt (I don't have a baby, but I expect I will someday).  It has white fabric and 4 different colors of prints.  2 fabrics are from my grandmother's attic (I made my first apron and one of my first few dresses from the rest of the fabric), 1 is from the first dress I ever made, and 1 is from the apron I made for my best friend.  It is the first quilt I made and although it is not perfect you can tell it was quilted with love.

I love to look at my quilts and go "Oh, that was from my first quilt, that was from the living room curtains, that was from a dress, that was from a purse...."

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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2004 09:12:21 AM »

Hi, I 've done a quilt using large squares which I then sewed on cartoon characters (it was for my sons room).  Each of the squares could be carried around with me really easily.  I used felt for the characters.  When the 4 rectangles were finished I then sewed them together, and made them into a quilt wallhanging.


It works best for childrens quilts

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