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Late Mother’s Day
« on: May 12, 2022, 11:11:49 pm »
We weren’t able to do anything for Mother’s Day last week, so this week is Mother’s Week.

I’ve been showing the girls how to sew some over the last year. Mostly making rifle slings and whatever little project I have.




I decided we would try a quilt for their mom. It has a pattern for everyone on the family. Some Disney and beach stuff for my wife, mermaids and unicorns for the girls and of course there are bees for me. The girls did most of the face tonight and I finished it up after they went to bed.
I was expecting it to take much longer, but about 5 hrs total. The girls probably did a couple hours before they got run off to bed.















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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2022, 06:07:43 am »
Holy cow thats pretty cool! 
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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 07:02:43 am »
That's great.

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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2022, 07:11:11 am »
Years ago, we kept foster teenagers on an emergency basis. "30 days, that often got stretched."
Making a full sized quilt was a project to pass the time and something they could take wherever they went next.
The kid would cut and sew the top.I would buy the backing, and all would sit at the quilt frame and hand quilt in the Japanese fan design. Then I would bind the border on my commercial binding machine.
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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2022, 07:46:38 am »
Great experiences for all involved.
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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2022, 08:38:17 am »
Years ago, we kept foster teenagers on an emergency basis. "30 days, that often got stretched."
Making a full sized quilt was a project to pass the time and something they could take wherever they went next.
The kid would cut and sew the top.I would buy the backing, and all would sit at the quilt frame and hand quilt in the Japanese fan design. Then I would bind the border on my commercial binding machine.
Iddee,
Sounds like you’ve done your share of quilts. I’m thinking of taking it to somebody with the table machines and let them stitch through all over it. I don’t know what that’s called, but I have one somebody made me that has leaf like patterns all over it, front to back to help keep the fill from shifting I suppose. Seems that would also make it a little more durable.
This was just kind of on a whim. I was gonna buy a quilt for her and then though, wait a minute, we can sew some squares together. We didn’t actually measure or mark anything. We just folded the fabric into rough rectangles and cut the edges. Then the girls took turns making ribbons of squares, a single row wide. The long ribbons got stitched together, then I just spread it out on the floor and did the batting and backing, pinned the border and took it back to the kitchen table to sew it.

Thanks everyone. The girls had fun with it.


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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2022, 10:05:08 am »
What a fun idea, Micah.  Your girls did such a good job! 

Years ago, we kept foster teenagers on an emergency basis. "30 days, that often got stretched."
Making a full sized quilt was a project to pass the time and something they could take wherever they went next.
The kid would cut and sew the top.I would buy the backing, and all would sit at the quilt frame and hand quilt in the Japanese fan design. Then I would bind the border on my commercial binding machine.
That's really great, Wally.  I bet you and your wife made a huge impact on those kids' lives. 
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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2022, 10:45:53 am »
"I don’t know what that’s called,""

It's a real complicated name, .30.   :D :D :D

It's called quilting on a quilting machine.
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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2022, 10:46:57 am »
I knew you’d come through.


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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2022, 10:47:41 am »
Yes, 15, we got letters back from several of them and their future foster parents, talking about their quilts.
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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2022, 04:49:05 pm »
Got a lead on some folks with some long arm machines, seems that they are in more demand than I imagined. Anywhere from weeks to months out.


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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2022, 06:35:37 pm »
Have you tried Glenn's sewing machine in High Point?
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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2022, 06:36:38 pm »
Have not. I’ll look them up.


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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2022, 11:22:51 pm »
Got the quilt back today from the shop with the quilting machine.










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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2022, 10:21:56 am »
That looks amazing!
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Re: Late Mother’s Day
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2022, 10:29:31 am »
 :yah: :agree:
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