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LilMissRedTShirt
« on: November 05, 2011 11:36:43 AM »



I just finished a game board quilt, and am too excited (to be done) to wait to post another project.

My latest sewing project is a game board quilt. It has 20-something games and activities on it, perfect for kids to play with or for a fun afternoon picnic. I saw these cute Candyland, Monopoly, and Scrabble game board fabric panels, and knew I had to make something out of them.

I wanted to combine as many games and fun little activities into one quilt as possible. It might not be a pretty quilt, but it's pretty fun! For the first time ever when sewing, I pinned the fabric together before sewing it. I forgot to stretch out the seams that gathered up when sewing... oops! So, the quilt is not evenly sewed and you have to iron it with your hands before playing. It's probably not even a quilt- just game board panels sewn together, then the whole quilt top sewed onto an old bedsheet for the backing. I'm pretty sure I used 5 whole bottles of fabric paint, too. Most quilts would have sewn the Tic Tac Toe and other panels. But, I don't know how to quilt, and I wanted to make this quilt game board quilt/blanket in just one afternoon... or so. I like crafts and sewing projects... if they're quick. I'm not the most patient person ever with crafts. This project is fun to play even though it didn't quite turn out how I wanted- I thought I could have sewed it straight. But, it was a quick project and I love board games, so it'll be a fun one to have around.

I posted a bunch of pictures, but I'm not sure how to embed them here, so here's a link:  

http://lilmissredtshirt.blogspot.com/2011/11/game-board-quilt.html

Have you ever made a game board quilt? I'd love to see yours!
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011 12:13:26 PM »

This is a brilliant idea.  Now you need to make a carry satchel for it with pockets on the outside to hold the pieces for each game.  It would be a great take-along activity.
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LilMissRedTShirt
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2011 12:22:56 PM »

This is a brilliant idea.  Now you need to make a carry satchel for it with pockets on the outside to hold the pieces for each game.  It would be a great take-along activity.

Thanks. Smiley I did make a bag... I should've added pockets on it, that would have been useful. I imagine it for picnics too.

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011 09:16:59 PM »


I was wondering if anyone ever uses normal acrylic paint on fabric. I made a few of these squares background colors with acrylic-- hoping that they would fade a bit after a few washes. I read earlier that someone said acrylic paint totally washes off. Does it completely wash off, or just fade gradually with washing?
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011 07:38:59 AM »

Wow - I looked at your blog, and that is a LOT of work you put into this!  My kids are a bit older, but I think a scaled-down version with some different games that they would be into might be really fun for them!  great idea.  And I have no idea about the acryllic paint, so if you find out, let us know!
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011 08:13:01 PM »

Speaking as someone who paints with acrylics, I have shirts I wore while painting 5 or so years ago that still are covered in paint. The paint no longer has that paint texture and has become part of the shirt, but that pigment isn't going anywhere. Thick caked on paint can crack and peel  in the dyer, but thinner will stay longer.
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LilMissRedTShirt
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2011 09:17:48 PM »

Wow - I looked at your blog, and that is a LOT of work you put into this!  My kids are a bit older, but I think a scaled-down version with some different games that they would be into might be really fun for them!  great idea.  And I have no idea about the acryllic paint, so if you find out, let us know!

Thank you! It was a fun little project. Some of the things- Monopoly, Scrabble, Tic Tac Toe- would probably be really fun for older kids. I've seen a few companies put out patterns of tic tac toe boards and things that are cute. Personally, I don't know how to read a pattern (or really sew/quilt) so I just went with paint on a lot of it. It's a fun one... just painting sloppily and it all still sort of goes together since it's so colorful. Smiley
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LilMissRedTShirt
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2011 09:18:52 PM »

Speaking as someone who paints with acrylics, I have shirts I wore while painting 5 or so years ago that still are covered in paint. The paint no longer has that paint texture and has become part of the shirt, but that pigment isn't going anywhere. Thick caked on paint can crack and peel  in the dyer, but thinner will stay longer.

Good to know, thanks! I'm glad this stuff won't wash out.. (well, except your shirt stains.. heh)... I never really thought about painting fabric with acrylics, but I didn't have fabric paint when I first started this project.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012 11:51:47 AM »

wow that looks like a lot of work and love was but into that quilt
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012 03:08:56 PM »

This is absolute genius!!!!!!! I love it. I think Mr.Potato Head is my favorite part.
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