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« on: December 11, 2005 01:22:59 PM »

I think this got lost in the crash, so here goes again!  Wink (thanks to whoever it was who responded before! though I managed to forget what stuff you mentioned using instead.)

Well in geometry we had to make our own patterns and blocks. And I helped a lot with the quilting itself, otherwise, Im new. But I do have a lot of sewing and whatnot under my belt. I want to make a Slipknot quilt for my boyfriends birthday and Im not sure how to go about it. So far Im just going to put their 'S' on it, maybe their name logo.

I want the background to be a solid piece of black. So, should I cut a "hole" in the black for the 's' and then sew the 's' into place and go about quilting as usual? Or should I just use a solid piece of black and sew the 's' onto it and leave the edges to fray, which I think might look well with a metal-band quilt. Or is there some other technique for doing this that I dont know about? I really have no idea where to go with this.

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2005 07:58:28 PM »

Usually most of the time you would add the white on top of the black.  You could use fusible webbing on the back of the "s" and iron it onto the black, then tuck under the edges and hand quilt or embroider around it to finish the edges.

Hope this helps, pm me if you have anymore questions. 


« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2005 09:03:44 PM »

Damn this one got lost too!!! Okay let's see if I can remember what I posted...

Okay, I see the maybe for the name-the smaller letters may require a bit more cutting skill but they wouldn't be impossible.
What you need to get is paper backed fusible web (eta:the sewable kind-NOT the heavyweight-ask me how I know!!). You can overlay the letter on the black, but the better solution is to use a white base and reverse applique (that is cut the design out of the black and lay it over the white base fabric).
To do that you will have to reverse your image and trace it on to the paper side of the fusible web. Iron to the black per instructions. then cut the design out using the tracing on the paper as a pattern-I find an x-acto knife with a brand new blade is best-You may even have to change the blade partway through the project as you want it to be very sharp to get a clean line. pull the paper backing off of the black fabric.

Lay the red fabric in place over the white (for that particular design) and the black over both of those; iron per instructions again. You now have a completed top. You will want to quilt it on a machine, close to all raw edges and then on the rest of the piece to make sure it is even.

Hey are you planning on making a full sized quilt or just a wallhanging? I work small and my first assumption is always for a wallhanging. This should still work for a full sized quilt, but I would make the block itself smaller and add black borders to make it the size you want.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2005 05:38:37 AM »

There ya go! She explained it a whole lot better than me!! Grin

« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2005 01:00:00 PM »

Genius! That makes it seem too easy. Now if I quit procrastinating I really CAN have it done for christmas!

I think Im going to go all out and make a quilt. Nevermind the fact that he doesnt have any room on his walls for a wall hanging!

Thank you both so much!

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