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« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2017 01:05:54 AM »

It is interesting to see peoples different approaches to a big project like this. I tend to be a bit impulsive and will dive right in, rather than doing too much planning. I usually have some kind of an idea of what I am trying to get to, but definitely use the suck it and see approach. I am slightl envious of you more organised folk.

CLM the tailors tape is a good idea, but really the sweaters do stretch, but it is possible to keep them restrained. I like the final, stretchiness of the whole quilt, which is given by the fact that everything can stretch, it makes it nice and drapey, I wonder if the tailors tape would inhibit that too much?
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« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2017 04:04:21 AM »

I also tend to dive in, which is why some of my knitting projects are a bit "patchy"...I tend to see what I have on hand and hope there is enough! lol

The appeal of a the stretchiness is what draws me to a project like this as well, but I am getting good tips for all sorts of idea, like a t-shirt quilt for the babies that are now approaching first grade or beyond lol...
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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2017 09:43:06 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2018 02:19:03 PM »

I always wished I could quilt, they're so gorgeous!
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2018 07:10:56 AM »

I always wished I could quilt, they're so gorgeous!

Tbh there is no real quilting in these. The squares are sewn together and then just tied which is way easier that actual quilting.
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