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Offline Bernadette

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Wholecloth Quilts
« on: October 04, 2015, 06:34:09 AM »
I've just discovered these!



Ooooh. :grin: And there's even a place that will trace one of their patterns for you onto your own cloth (I don't see the process working out too well, if I have to go over that whole thing with a rotary wheel and chalk)! I especially like this one:


I wonder if a 1,000 thread-count sheet would be too thick? Backed with this:



I've got a thing for yellow. :) It'd be nice to make a quilt for myself that I'd feel comfortable actually using, and I think that one like this would have a good chance of standing up to some washing.
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Re: Wholecloth Quilts
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2015, 01:12:18 PM »
Are you thinking of hand-quilting that? I would think 1000-count would be very difficult to quilt through.
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Re: Wholecloth Quilts
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2015, 04:54:24 PM »
Yeah, the 1,000 thread-count sheet is out. I got an email from the company, and it looks like I'd only save $20 or so by using my own fabric. What with shipping the fabric there, and paying for it to be shipped back, what would be the point? When I'm ready to do it, I'll just buy one of their pre-printed fabrics.
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Re: Wholecloth Quilts
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2015, 05:41:16 PM »
Good. Sometimes it's not worth the trouble to do your own thing...
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Re: Wholecloth Quilts
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2015, 05:50:14 PM »
A lot of these designs look like they were made for a Sacred or Immaculate Heart to go in the middle, or maybe an IHS- lots of scrolls, and usually a centerpiece that looks surprisingly like a plaque. Interesting idea...
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