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Pink and white simple patchwork quilt on bed.
There are many kinds of quilts that can be created for use as comforters, covers, bedspreads, and pillows. It can be made of all new materials, or recycled fabrics. This is a guide about making a quilt.
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January 18, 2008

Here is a very easy way to make a quilt in no time at all. I purchased the lace panels at the Dollar Store.

Directions

  1. Sew the lace panels to a sheet.
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  3. Between the lace panels, sew doilies (also sold at the Dollar store).
  4. Purchase a sheet one size larger than the sheet you sewed the lace panels on. Purchase a blanket or use an old one you have on hand.
  5. Place the sheet down, lay the blanket on top, than add the sheet with the lace panels. Sew on the edge of the panels through all three layers of material and blanket.
  6. Trim the edge within two inches.
  7. Fold the edge over one time and you will have a one inch edging. (That is the white color around the edge of the quilt.)

You will be able to wash the quilt in the washing machine and dry it in the dryer without mishap.

Let it snow!

Sandy M

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May 19, 20141 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a block quilt. A basic quilting motif is made up of simple square blocks of fabric in various colors and prints.

Colorful Block Quilt

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March 8, 20170 found this helpful

Rather than creating a patchwork top, you can simply make a whole cloth quilt using a single piece of fabric and tying the layers. A fun alternative to a bias binding is the use of ric rac as trim. This is a guide about how to make a whole cloth tied quilt with ric rac trim.

How to Make a Whole Cloth Tied Quilt with Ric Rac Trim

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August 2, 2010

Cheating? Would it be cheating to buy a yard of fabric and sew squares and such on to that and call it a quilt? Is this even a craft?

By Megan

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August 3, 20100 found this helpful
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I think it sounds like a good project. I am curious why you'd be worried about it being a "cheat". If you make it, it is hand-crafted! Don't let anyone make you feel like it is less than marvelous! If you learn from making it--fabulous. If you are happy with the result, all the better. Our ancestors all did with what they had, and techniques varied person to person. Even as a child, a friend's mom made bed quilts for all the kids by piecing a top, using a sheet for the bottom, and putting an inexpensive blanket in between. After finishing the edges, she used yarn to "tie" the quilt, so nothing would shift. We were all so impressed. They were made with scraps from the clothes she had sewn for the kids; and were made with great love.

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Call your finished project a "folk art quilt" and I bet you will impress people! Good luck, learn much, and have fun!

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August 4, 20100 found this helpful
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The old folks use to use a large piece on the back and sew remnants together. They then stitched the handmade part to the front part but it was turned wrong side out. After you sew about 3/4 of it turn it right side out and finish off the seam. They called them bag quilts. Creating crafts are in your mind's eye. There is no right or wrong in most crafting items. You'll amaze yourself sometimes at what you can think up to do with practically nothing.

Best Wishes,

Gem

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May 31, 20052 found this helpful

It's my mother-in-law's birthday. I can't say that I am her favorite, but you know. I have been making quilts. You can say I am a "quilting junkie". So I decided to make her one. This pattern I haven't seen before, I'm sure it's out there, but I call it the "T-quilt" (my name is Tracey.)

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I wanted every time she sees it to think of just how wonderful I am. : ) If you look closely I just cut strips and sewed them together, then cut into squares. I sewed each row together which made the front (lots of Ts), making sure the pattern made a T. I used batting and brown fabric for the back. I do believe when I gave it to her I may have seen a smile.

By Tracey

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