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This is my second attempt at making a quilt. My first one like this. I looked on Pinterest and found this quilt so I just kept looking at the picture on Pinterest and tried to get it like the picture.
I am going to tell you the way I made it. I did a lot of ripping, but didn't give up. And this is the result. I'm proud of the way it came out. It is not perfect, but I am proud of it anyway. Hope this helps.
I measured my blocks 3 1/2" centering the words. Then using the sides of the bags I cut my solid blocks then did the same for my gold blocks. I sewed my pieces a block at a time like a checker board (photo attached); puppy not included. Lol. When all the blocks were finished I started sewing them together in rows till I finished. Then I sewed a purple border using the sides of the bags. Then I went around with a gold border. On the back side I went with a solid gold cotton. Then trimmed with purple binding.
Total Time: 3 months
I use to design quilts. It is hard to work with a simple block and just three colors and create an interesting work. You have done it. The quilt is beautiful.
This Crown Royal bag quilt was fun and easy to make. I split the bags in half and cut the sides to get a straight line and uniform size. To square off the bags, I made a triangle pattern to get a straight line. Then I did a 2 inch strip to connect the bags. I had a suede bag that I used for the 4 corners and used the cord from the bags to tie it.
Crown Royal keeps you warm inside and out!
By quiltingirl from Vista, CA
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This is my Crown Royal bag quilt. I have five more people waiting for me to make them one. It has been a lot of fun and a lot of time but well worth it.
By Marsha from DeRidder, LA
Can I get instrutions on this one?
Do you have any quilt patterns for making quilts from Crown Royal bags?
By Bev from Granite Falls, MN
This is my new quilt. (02/21/2010)
Attached is a photo of the Crown Royal quilt that I made for a friend.
I cut the bags apart and was able to get a 4inch square for the label side of the bag. I used the back of the bag to make another 4 inch square. The label side was edged with gold satin like material. The back was edged with a purple material.
The large purple bands around the blocks are the sides of the bag. The quilt is big enough to use a queen size flat sheet for the backing. (06/08/2010)
I am looking for a pattern or instructions for making a Crown Royal quilt, using just the bags.
By Shedevil777 from Starkville, MS
I am just cutting up the bags and using the size that I can get out of each bag, that shows the Crown Royal wording. I am sewing these on white blocks, but think gold might be prettier, then I will use the sides of the bag for the binding. Hope that helps. (09/17/2009)
I saw a quilt at the show in Sisters, OR this summer with squares made from the logo and the other side. It looked like a checkerboard. I have managed to collect a few of these bags and will wash them on delicate, then cut apart. I found it was not worth the time to unstitch them. I was able to get a star block from one bag 10.5 inches finished. I used the Ohio Star pattern from the book - Around the Block with Judy Hopkins. I used a gold batik for the background, my son wants me to try black so there will be more experimenting before a final design is achieved. I was unable to center the logo in the center of this square without piecing or making the overall square smaller, will try piecing the center block next. (09/18/2009)
I am making a quilt and was wondering if anyone knew where I can buy a gold colored material to match the gold color in Crown Royal bags. I have looked at several stores and can't seem to find the right color. Thanks.
Mary from Lone Pine, CA
I too have just done a star block with the Crown Royal bags. Biggest problem was I wanted to iron the bag flat and the yellow stitching burnt, so I flipped it over and lowered the setting. I just went to my local fabric store and picked out a gold color fabric. I have not washed the bags, so if I decide to make a quilt, I would try washing first. They don't seem all that sturdy. Good luck (02/17/2009)
By Advid Quilter
This site might have the color you are looking for, or maybe their links will help. (02/23/2009)
Just wanted to show my new quilt to all of you. April (03/10/2009)
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The purple is 3 and a half inch squares, the white star is 2 inch squares. Fold over sew corner to corner to make star, 9 purple and 8 white. April (03/28/2009)
Do you have any words of wisdom as I approach the task of making my first Crown Royal quilt?
I want to make a Crown Royal bag quilt for my husband. Do you have any pictures or any ideas where I can buy the special gold bag that came out in the 70s?
Anyone making Crown Royal quilts?
I want basic instructions on making a quilt out of Crown Royal bags small and big. Can you help me?
I would like to know if anyone can assist me in telling me how or giving me directions on how to craft a quilt from Crown Royal bags?
I am looking for instructions on how to make a quilt out of Crown Royal bags.
I am not a crafty person, but I'm interested in making a quilt or throw out of Crown Royal liquor bags.