You will be able to wash the quilt in the washing machine and dry it in the dryer without mishap.
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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?
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.
Call your finished project a "folk art quilt" and I bet you will impress people! Good luck, learn much, and have fun!
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.
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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.
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This is a page about making a block quilt. A basic quilting motif is made up of simple square blocks of fabric in various colors and prints.
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This is a page about making a photo quilt. A photo quilt is a great way to capture memories in a unique way. The supplies are easily available at your local craft store.
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