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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
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.