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« Reply #100 on: November 19, 2017 11:03:36 AM »

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« Reply #101 on: November 20, 2017 07:11:00 AM »

I find places to donate some of my quilts...Quilts for Kids and Wounded Warriors are my two biggest. I do like to make random quilts and stack them in a basket by my fireplace.  When friends come over, they can snuggle with one...and if they seem extremely fond of one, I let them take it.  I love the process of making a quilt but really have no attachment once they are done.
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« Reply #102 on: November 20, 2017 08:11:10 AM »

  When friends come over, they can snuggle with one...and if they seem extremely fond of one, I let them take it.


Ah but that is because you are a wonderful human being
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« Reply #103 on: November 20, 2017 08:14:02 AM »

Another finish, my sweater quilt. I made two of these this year, one was for a swap and I liked it so much that I wanted one for me. They are very heavy, and if you are asthmatic like me, not the best to make because of the quantities of dusty fibres that it generates. However it was totally worth it!
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« Reply #104 on: November 20, 2017 08:42:13 AM »

  When friends come over, they can snuggle with one...and if they seem extremely fond of one, I let them take it.


Ah but that is because you are a wonderful human being

True, it is known Wink.

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« Reply #105 on: November 20, 2017 12:10:55 PM »

The little details, like the pockets and ribbing, really make this special!  What are the sweaters made from? Can you mix and match acrylic with wools?  Does the wool "felt" when washed?  I have a lot of sweaters that were going to dump, but I can probably rescue the unworn parts... I would love a very heavy blanket like this!
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« Reply #106 on: November 20, 2017 02:39:11 PM »

The little details, like the pockets and ribbing, really make this special!  What are the sweaters made from? Can you mix and match acrylic with wools?  Does the wool "felt" when washed?  I have a lot of sweaters that were going to dump, but I can probably rescue the unworn parts... I would love a very heavy blanket like this!

I'm very unprecious about this. I wash sweaters before cutting and then mix all fibres. I assume I'm not going to wash the whole thing again. Cleaning would be spot cleaning for stains and airing.

Rescue the sweaters. It's so nice to have ones with memories. This is a functional not a technically perfect quilt. It can have wobbly stitching and probably will due to the nature of all the stretchiness. You can patch holes before you make it up, with scraps. You can patch or darn or hand sew after.


I think I have four pockets in this quilt, plus I love the diagonal (raglan) seam, joining sleeves to body and always try to cut that in a square.


They are a great memory quilt if they're your own sweaters. Plus The weight makes it so comforting to snuggle

I can't wait to see what you make x
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« Reply #107 on: November 20, 2017 03:18:24 PM »

The one I made was not natural fiber, it washed & dried just fine. The stitching was totally wavy and wonky, it's not an easy fabric to work with if you are aiming to keep everything flat and straight.

AIMR I will be very sad if you throw out wool sweaters, don't tell me if you do!
I rescue lots of wool things and full them in the wash, it sometimes takes up to 6 full cycles of hot water wash with soap then hot dryer to get them to stop shrinking and/or warping. They all do it differently too. For a completed wool blanket of pre-shrunk fiber I think using the cold or delicate setting and hanging to dry or at least using the cool/warm setting might be good.
I also think you could do a flat felled seam without turning over an edge to keep things more straighterish if you know what I mean, but I haven't tested that Wink
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« Reply #108 on: December 08, 2017 09:46:16 AM »

Tried AIMR's cheaty binding on this mugrug. Still need to refine my technique as it is far from perfect but I liked the quickness of not having to hand pick the back of a binding so I will certainly try it again!
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« Reply #109 on: December 08, 2017 11:54:28 AM »

It is so gorgeous in real life. So many tiny pieces
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