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Old 04-29-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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Quilting help, please? :)

Okay.. so I have this bright idea that I'm going to make a quilt for the nursery bedding.. AND a crib sheet.. neither of which I've ever made before! I have less than 16 weeks to accomplish this lol

Soooooo.. anyone wanna help me out.. I need tips, links, tutorials, ANYTHING ya got... I just want to make a simple quilt.. like squares like this one http://www.flickr.com/photos/37058458@N06/4579463782/ or like this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/96940371...earch_type=all

So where do I begin? I know that I probably wont have the back quilted to it.. we have one that was made for our son and it's just got yarn tied through it and it works great, so that's what I plan to do as well.

I did find a tutorial for the crib sheet and that looks simple enough, so I should be good to go there.. hopefully

But as far as quilting.. any help is very appriciated.. I don't know a single person IRL, that lives close or anything, that could help me.

TIA!!

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Old 04-29-2012, 06:38 AM   #2
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Re: Quilting help, please? :)

I quilt. I probably have a good tute bookmarked somewhere... hang on.

ETA: Try this one http://chasingcottons.blogspot.com/p...class-101.html
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:58 AM   #3
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Are you at least a novice seamstress already? I you have a good understanding of sewing terms and using your machine you should be fine
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Are you at least a novice seamstress already? I you have a good understanding of sewing terms and using your machine you should be fine
I can make a good diaper if that counts? I just started sewing in February.. totally self taught since no one I know sews
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Liz, I'm making the crib bedding for our nursery. I've never done it before either but it looks simple enough.


I was going to have it made but by the time I selected a print I love everyone was telling me a 6-8 week turnaround and I was nervous baby would be here already! Not that it matters since we are co-sleeping but I'm determined to have the nursery complete upon her arrival.

I'm doing a chenille backed blanket with a patchwork front.
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One thing I have learned for a simple quilt is: For the backing- choose something that is a few inches larger than your top (the squares all put together). And then neatly turn the backing just over the top edge and straight stitch it onto it, careful to follow the corners well. This gives you a finished edge look on the front, with attaching the back without having to do any turning inside out.
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One thing I have learned for a simple quilt is: For the backing- choose something that is a few inches larger than your top (the squares all put together). And then neatly turn the backing just over the top edge and straight stitch it onto it, careful to follow the corners well. This gives you a finished edge look on the front, with attaching the back without having to do any turning inside out.
I never thought of that! Lol! Thanks for sharing.
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