Introduction: $6 - 2 Hour Quilt
A quilt that you can make in under two hours with three things you can get from the thrift store. Makes a soft and very warm quilt. The hard part of this project is just going to the store and locating the parts. You need a top sheet, which doesn't have to be pretty, but a lot of times is. You can find a quilt 'top' ($2) that has already been pieced together, but given up for adoption by someone that maybe already had too many pending sewing projects. You also improve your sewing karma by completing someone else's abandoned quilting project. Once you have a quilt top, you are home free. You can buy any old scraggly wool blanket ($3) for the insides. I like the ones that you see people with at the football games when the hometown team makes it to the regional playoffs in December. This quilt is great for those allergic to wool, because you get all the warmth of the wool without having to touch it. The third component is just a simple sheet ($1) for the underside.
Step 1: Lay Materials on Top of Each Other
Lay out in this sequence:
Cut the sheets to be the right size and then remove the "Bottom Layer" i.e. The layer that will be next to your body.
Then fold over the edges of the top sheet and sew with a fairly heavy duty needle and quilting thread.
Step 2: Add the Bottom
Lay out the bottom layer and pin it into place. Then sew, adding whatever quilting stitches you deem necessary to keep your quilt together. Since you are not using batting, you don't have to worry about it clumping or migrating to the ends/corners of your quilt. The wool blanket inside keeps it's location quite well.
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