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quilt hanger?

I want to hang a quilt as a wall hanging. and need to know how to attach material to the quilt to make the hanger.

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Quilt-in for charity

Want to make beautiful quilts for charity? Host a quilt-in event! Author auntwrenny tells us how the Crafting for Charity Club holds a quilt-in every year, getting a bunch of crafters together to make quilts for groups in need.  This past year, they made an incredible 15 quilts in 12 hours, then distributed the quilts to homeless people in the Des Moines area. See the Instructable for suggestions on publicizing, organizing, and running your own quilt-in!  Auntwrenny covers everything from soliciting donations, setting up different quilt-making stations, great jobs for kids, and the importance of keeping your volunteers well-fed! Inspired?  Want to run your own event?  Have other great ideas for charitable crafting? Be sure to leave a question or comment on the Quilt-In Instructable! This post has been sponsored by Pepsi. The Pepsi Refresh Project celebrates the people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive effect on our world.

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Patchwork Quilt Top - Now What?

I have a double-bed size patchwork quilt top. I would like to use it to make things other than a bed quilt. I am looking for ideas that will utilize the quilt top for several different projects but I'm not sure what to do. Appreciating textiles, one bedroom in our home has many quilts - hanging on the wall, on the bed & as dresser scarfs. What can be made out of the quilt top? Thanks for any ideas!

Question by BelleCBelle  


fading on a picture quilt?

My daughter received a quilt with beutiful pictures of her on it she spilt water on it and i noticed the color on pictures faded away,, i realize i might not b able to fix that but my question is wat is the tenique for printing pics on fabric and not having them fade

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Where do you buy small amounts of freezer paper without buying a great big roll?

I need freezer paper for a quilting project, but I don't know where to buy a small amount, I only have found the great big rolls for $40 dollars on line and I don't want to go to that expense for one project. Do you know of a Craft store where you can buy smaller amounts?

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Baby clothes quilt

I am about to endeavor to start making a quilt out of my children's baby clothes which are made of various fabrics, some of which are t-shirt fabric.  I have never made a quilt before and really have no clue.  I'm not thinking it will be perfect.  I'm thinking of making 5 x 5 inch pieces.  First question:  do you think 5x5 or 6x6 pieces are a good size?  Second question:  for the t-shirt material, do I cut the square first and THEN fuse it to make it more stable?  Or do I fuse first then cut into a square?  I know I need to put 1/2 inch on all sides for seams?  But still my main question is: cut then fuse, or fuse then cut?  And really, it only needs to be nice enough so that I can gaze at it when I am older and it is covering my old painful knees and reminisce about my children when they were young.  Thank you.

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FS Machine Embroidered Quilt Labels

I do custom machine embroidered quilt labels.  If interested, please email me and I will send all information. Thanks Karen The jump stitches you see are not sent out that way.

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Baby Quilt Kit, Tummy Time Quilt Kit, I Spy Quilt Kit

I have some kits to make the baby quilt featured in my instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Tummy-Time-Baby-Quilt/The kit is $15 and includes all the blocks and border fabric, backing fabric, cotton all-natural batting, and printed instructions -- everything but the thread, needle, and sewing machine! There are some choices for backing fabric (yellow print, aqua print, purple print, etc.). The finished quilt measures about 36x36". The fabrics shown are the fabrics you will be getting; the only differences will be the color of backing fabric (on the back side of the quilt).Shipping: Choose either flat-rate priority mail or actual parcel post to your location (probably $5-10).

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Is there anyone in the Sun City West/Surprise vicinity who would mend a quilt for me?

It is a lap sized quilt and I have replacement material. 

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Do I start quilting in the middle of the block?

I am new to quilting and am trying the quilt-as-you-go technique. When quilting the blocks, do I start in the middle of the block, or can I start anywhere I want to? 

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Do you have any instructables relating to quilting??

Instructions for quilting tools or patterns etc.....

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Classic Video Game Quilts - Zelda and Galaga

Check out the amazing Zelda: The Quilt of Power and Galaga Retro Arcade Quilt from Carolina Patchworks.I've had the Zelda tune running through my head for weeks now. Now up on Etsy.The Legend of Zelda may have introduced an entire generation to the joy of colorful worlds of monsters and heroes filled with melodies of bleeps and bloops, all contained in a little plastic box connected with wires to the TV.Bosses and Triforces, dungeons and new swords, secret doors and endless maps; these inspired fear and joy beyond anything a 256x224 set of pixels wavering on an ancient CRT had any right to do. Return to that world by way of a 64-by-64 grid of pixels emblazoned in all their low-resolution glory across a 100% cotton quilt. Octorok and Leever threaten Link amidst the rocky Overworld's bushes and water, as a Darknut patrols in his Underworld dungeon.- Approximately 64" square.- Made from 100% cotton fabric and batting.- Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.- Pieced and quilted by machine in smoke-free, pet-free, and geek-friendly home.via Evil Mad Scientist.

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Any techniques for preshrinking a "Jelly Roll?" (pre cut fabric strips for quilting)?

 It seems like it could be a big tangled mess if I put them in the washer/drier ---  This is for a quilt that combines a few different fabrics of variable provenance/manufacture - and similarly variable shrink rates.  Jelly roll in question is "Deer Valley" brand.

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Medium weight quilting Fabric

Hello Everyone, I'm new to this type of project but I was looking to make a knife roll for a friend who will be starting culinary school soon. The one she bought for school is kind of dumpy and while it does the job we had found some great looking roll up ones online they were just kind of expensive. So i figured I could make her one for half the cost. It all seems doable. The wall I'm running into is the majority of my sewing experience has been stitching hems for Halloween costumes so my familiarity with fabric types is minimal at best. I wanted to make her a roll out of a fabric with a print on it and and finally finding the right one, at a good price point, I find myself worried the quality of the fabric may not be what I'm looking for. Basically what I found was described as "medium-weight quilting fabric 100% cotton" another one was called "broadcloth." I, however, have no idea what they are. The majority of no leather knife rolls we did find were made of canvas so I was hoping to make one of similar durability. To sum it all up I'm just wondering if this "medium-weight quilting fabric" is anything like twill, canvas, linen or musslin. I feel like those fabrics, especially the first two, would be quite durable for some like a chefs knife problem is the pattern I'm looking for isn't on those types of fabrics. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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How to build a set of quilting frames.

I am on social security and do hand quilting in my spare time. I have many quilt tops but I am unable to find quilting frames that are affordable so I can finish my quilts. I know I can find instructions on "how to build" on the internet but I don't have the tools or "know how" to build my own. Is there anyone out there that would be interested or available to build me some quilting frames at a reasonable price? If you live anywhere near the east side of Indianapolis, Indiana I would like to talk with you about this project. My email address is ferrarro@yahoo.com. Thank you

Topic by ferrarro  


Quilting Is there a way to piece the backing panels for a large quilt matching printed fabric?

I understand the concept of repeats in printed fabric. I get confused using such large pieces for fabric. I am working with 3 lengths of batik for a queen sized backing, each length is 100 inches.

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Donkey Kong Quilt Will Keep You Warm on those Long, Lonely Nights

Scope this cool quilt from Etsy maker CarolinaPatchworks.If you've got the $450 to shell out for this bad boy, you're probably still living in your parent's basement and could use something to keep you warm while you reminisce about saving the princess from the angry monkey 20 years ago on your Nintendo, probably in that same basement.Let's be honest, if you love 80s pop culture and clever, crafty re-creations of your childhood memories ( and obviously I DO ), it doesn't get any better than this.Or does it?Show us what you come up with! Can it beat 5volt's Art Toast?Or spacegirl94's own Mario Quilt?The Challenge is on! Via:GeekyGadgets

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Halloween/Autumn/Holiday Decorations

My mom recently put some crafts, that she annually makes, up for sale on etsy. Of course the hard part about selling on Etsy is getting people to your page among the thousands of others. If you are looking for some Halloween/Fall/Christmas decorations or just want some new ideas for handmade crafts check it out  Link----->   Hand Made By Shannon Thanks for looking! Any traffic on her website also helps! Here are a couple screenshot from the website 

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Machine sewing a patchwork quilt together

I am making a patchwork quilt for an art project and want to machine sew the squares together. I do not want them hemming, I would prefer to have the stitches visable and the square edges butting up to eachother. I understand this would not be as neat and tidy but this is how i want it. Does anyone know a machine stitch that would work well for this? Thanks x

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Is medium-weight quilting fabric durable?

Hello Everyone, I'm new to this type of project but I was looking to make a knife roll for a friend who will be starting culinary school soon. The one she bought for school is kind of dumpy and while it does the job we had found some great looking roll up ones online they were just kind of expensive. So i figured I could make her one for half the cost. It all seems doable. The wall I'm running into is the majority of my sewing experience has been stitching hems for Halloween costumes so my familiarity with fabric types is minimal at best. I wanted to make her a roll out of a fabric with a print on it and and finally finding the right one, at a good price point, I find myself worried the quality of the fabric may not be what I'm looking for. Basically what I found was described as "medium-weight quilting fabric 100% cotton" another one was called "broadcloth." I, however, have no idea what they are. The majority of no leather knife rolls we did find were made of canvas so I was hoping to make one of similar durability. To sum it all up I'm just wondering if this "medium-weight quilting fabric" is anything like twill, canvas, linen or musslin. I feel like those fabrics, especially the first two, would be quite durable for some like a chefs knife problem is the pattern I'm looking for isn't on those types of fabrics. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Question by geekluve    |  last reply


Inchies

When I say Inchie, you say What?Inchie!What?Inchie!What?I just this minute found out about this whole Inchie movement thing, and I LOVE it. An Inchie is a piece of art that is 1" x 1". The end.It can be made out of anything you want. It has to be 1" squared. I'm beginning to really catch on to tiny crafts (as you may see in some upcoming I'bles), and these are too adorable to resist. My first thought is that I'd be way too impatient to work on such a small scale. My second is that I could have a complete work of art in under 30 minutes. . . So.Here are some examples I came across on Craftster. Rainbow Inchies1000 squaresPhizzy's InchiesAnd well, you get the idea.Enjoy and be sure to post your own inchies!

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Truckers picking up quilting and other hobbies

Love this story in the Wall Street Journal about truckers picking up new hobbies due to fewer jobs. While they used to have just an hour or two between jobs, now they'll have a couple days. Now there are many truckers spending time learning photography, sewing, knitting, and more. Idle Pastime: In Off Hours, Truckers Pick Up Stitching http://www.flickr.com/photos/holstphoto/ / CC BY 2.0

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Drawing on Fabric?

I have volunteered to make 3 quilts for my son's school auction.  I will have 65 children drawing on a muslin square to be incorporated into the quilts.  I have used paint before but did not have as many children (not to mention the mess!)  Each child has their own supply of colored pencils.  I've read so much on the Internet it's overwhelming and I don't have time to try each option.  Has anyone used colored pencils (or #2 pencils) to draw on muslin?  What is the best way to accomplish this without a lot of time/frustration?  Thank you:)

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Quilt Magic Kits- Foam boards with laser cut designs, patterns & fabric - Great craft !

Great for gift-giving or a quick, lightweight and easy-to-make craft day! Great for kids and adults. Kits range from size 6" x 6" to about 15 1/2" to 15 1/2"  some odd sizes such as 9" x 19" as well.  There is something for everyone. Prices range from $11 to $33 Check out the many designs available and email me at :  nosewcrafts@yahoo.com   for a free brochure! It's just trace, cut & tuck. It's like paint by number but with fabric instead of paint! Full written and illustrated instructions come with every kit. Kits are available for lesser cost without the fabric if you already have plenty of your own! Check out my website at  http://www.no-sewcrafts.com

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does fusible webbing hold permantly?

I want to use fusible webbing for a applique on a baby quilt. Will it hold without sewing too? Thank you

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Microwave potato baker

 to make the microwave potato baker, it is said that the inside fabric is a secret material. It looks like quilt batting , is it isafe to use batting inside the cotton print fabric?

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How can I turn T-Shirts into a blanket?

I have many unused high school tshirts from my kids that I would like to create a blanket or quilt from.

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what is the best way to remove dried blood from cotton?

I have a hand-made, cotton quilt, with small splatters, over a large area. There are top colors scattered over a country white background & backing to add to the challenge. Thank you!

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Up-cycle an electric blanket? Answered

Our non-woven electric blanket has become unreliable and has been retired.    Is there anything useful I can do with the cords or blanket itself?  It's a lot of bulk to put in the trash.  The wires in the blanket make it undesirable as a regular blanket or quilt lining. 

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I am looking for a simple and easy way to make slipcovers.

I really need to find a way to make simple but nice looking slip covers for my couch and matching chair. The inexpensive ones you see in stores that you have to fight to put on and again after someone gets up, with just aren't a bargain. I can sew simple strait line sewing like a small square baby quilt, however, I'm just no good at much else. Any suggestions?

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Recycling People

I'm a gramdmother. I : cook, can home grown garden produce, recycle materials, sew, knit, garden, raise poultry, grammy doctor, quilt, chop stove wood,t an skins, shingle, work mortar, etc.etc.etc.................I have done pretty much anything and on top of that, raised healthy kids and grand kids. So how come I'm considered expendable? why aren't I treated as a valuable resource? Grand parents are amazing! We're here to keep the World turning..........Ask..........I will illuminate!

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I need a way to evaporate methanol quickly. Answered

I'm working on a potato cannon that's using methanol as a propellant. it has a piston that pushes the spent air out and pulls good air in, and it pulls it in a tube that contains a methanol soaked rag. I thought this would be enough to fuel the cannon; however, there isn't enough methanol vapor leaving the tube and entering the combustion chamber. I was wondering if anyone knew of some way I could get more fumes to enter the chamber. I've already tried quilt batting soaked in methanol and cardboard soaked in methanol.

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"Summer Sewing" or just "Sewing" contest

As an un-indicted co-conspirator on one of the finalist entries, I hate to seem like a sore loser, but I think the judges missed the boat on a few of the winners. Considering it was a "Summer Sewing Contest" that was looking for "Summery" projects that were "celebrating summer", Upcycled Quilts and Pokemon Snuggie Costumes, without even a hint of summer theme, seem a little out of spirit. Fine instructables to be sure, but best saved for the next iterations of SEW SCARY and SEW WARM. To give credit where credit is due, the Grand Prize winner could not have been more appropriate. It was unquestionably "Summery", most definitely a sewing project, and very well done.  I hope the judges will weigh more heavily the theme of the contest in the future.

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Gift Exchange

My skills include: Bookmaking, quilting, embroidery, some woodworking/carving What I'd like to make for someone: mixed media book I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): S/M I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else:S/M What I like: anything, surprise me, I like art a lot What I don't like: haven't found anything yet I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) nope Type of thing I'd love to receive: anything Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? no Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: yup, over 18

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DIY Green Projects - On ABC News

"We're going to look at some of the best Do It Yourself green projects" ABC just ran a piece interviewing Julie Gerstein from The Daily Green about their Heart of Green Awards.  The interview spotlighted the Trash-to-Craft Challenge in which The Daily Green teamed up with Etsy to show off green projects that highlight the resuse and repurposing aspect of the materials.  And as luck would have it, all of the projects shown in the interview can be found on instructables!  You can go check out the piece on ABC News, and check out the instructables here! In order of their appearance: #1 - Bike Chain Bracelet #2 - Tin Can Reading Lamp #3 - Succulent Plant Quilt #4 - Cardboard Chaise Lounge #5 - Vertical Vegetable Garden #6 - DIY Sock Creations #7 - Berry Picker

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turkey tek- Finalist

Turkey tek is a finalist in the Laser Cutter Challenge for:Interactive Multitouch DisplayHelp judge the contest by rating this forum post! For those that care what I would do with a laser cutter:1. I will use the laser cutter to shape young minds; precisely.2. I will use the laser cutter to engrave space filling curves on everything...even other space filling curves.3. I will use the laser cutter to build up furniture out of layers of cardboard.4. I will use the laser cutter to build the structural elements of another laser cutter. High power laser diodes are getting incredibly cheap these days. Once I have time to understand how to build high current pulsed power supplies without current overshoot, itsa done deal. 5. I will use the laser cutter to fairly divide complicated pies among multiple individuals. Coupled with cheap desktop FDM (food deposition manufacture) machines, you will soon be able to download a fractal pie from the internet, fabricate it, and then cut it into little tiny fractaline pieces, all the while not wearing any pants.6. I will use the laser cutter in a massive alternate reality game I've been planning for several years which will involve fabricating 2**12 unique procedurally generated puzzles.7. I will use the laser cutter to double the number of gold spheres I own by making the byzantine, low kerf cuts required to implement the Banach-Tarski paradox8. I will use the laser cutter to efficiently remove corporate logos from consumer goods. This is something I currently do with sandpaper or an exacto knife, but with a laser cutter, I would offer to do it FREE for anyone who wanted to send me their cellphone, mouse, laptop, etc.9. I will use the laser cutter to machine microfluidic devices for experimental kitchen use.10. I will use the laser cutter to piece aperiodic quilts and quilts of varying curvatures 11. I will use the laser cutter to do anything any other finalist proposes to do, twice!

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Megan Reilly: singer, crafter, quilter, Instructabler

Megan Reilly recently joined our community with How to Make a Patchwork Quilt.  What you might not know about Megan is that she is not just a crafter (quilter, painter, and mother. . . ), but also an acclaimed singer songwriter!  Her crafting background is apparent in the very title of one of her upcoming tracks, Sew the Threads into Your Heart. I love being able to share stories like this of successful professionals doing amazing things who are also inspired by the Instructables community.  Megan is super excited to share a track from her upcoming album, The Well (click here!) and we look forward to seeing more projects of hers here too.  You can learn more about Megan at meganreilly.com, and by following her here on Instructables!  Welcome, Megan, and thank you for sharing your craft and your music with us.

Topic by scoochmaroo  


Embroidery Text Ideas -- Get a Free Custom Shirt!

So.... I'm at home for winter break and my mother has acquired this newfangled sewing machine that can do CNC embroidery. I've taught myself how to use it (and now teaching my mom :P) and I want to do an instructable.Tell me -- what text would you like to see on a T-shirt beyond the word instructables (I have several patches already :P)? Add it to my list below and I'll pick out a few ;)If the house is quiet enough (family of 6 et. al.) - I can probably take video of the process (from how to make a bobbin --> set the top thread --> fabric stabilizers --> needle selection etc.) and post it. I know it is a bit specialized to the machine -- but from what I found at the quilt shop... There's a lot of people that own the machine and don't know how to use it...Running List#Stercus fit (Translated from Latin: Shit Happens) <-- my girlfriend wants this :D#Jag Lik Bananerna (From Swedish: I like Bananas)#I Do My Own instructables#This T-Shirt Is Now VoidIf I like your post -- I'll make a second T-shirt for you. So post your T size with your submission. You can eMail me if you don't want to post your T size ;) Be aware - I'm learning through use. So there might be minor defects. Post soon because I won't be home very long.

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Giftie Bits Questionnaire

My skills include: * Sewing; including embroidery, quilting, & a bit of fabric painting; * Cooking, baking, & some canning; * Gardening, especially container gardening; * Composting in worm bins (including making the bins); * Most kinds of science-ey stuff (except for electronics); * Some technical drawing skills, both CAD and pencil-&-paper; * Some wood-, plastic- or metalworking, using mostly just simple hand tools; * Lots of artsy-craftsy type stuff. What I'd like to make for someone: A custom messenger bag (or some other fabric accessory)? Super-special cookies or other mailable food item? Maybe a simple hand-bound book? ...You name it; and - as long as it doesn't call for soldering skills or a serious workshop set-up - I'll probably try it. :) I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply):  Small, Medium or Large. I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: I'd rather exchange same-sized gift packages. What I like: Almost anything that's purple. Scrolling vine patterns. Ethnic and/or Folk art. Stuff based on Asian, especially Japanese, art & traditions. Geeky science & geeky sci-fi stuff. Coffee. Useful gadgets and gizmos. Containers & stuff for keeping other stuff in. What I don't like: Things that aren't useful, amusing, or aesthetically pleasing. Things made out of trash solely to keep said trash of the waste stream. It's just my own personal preference, but steampunk doesn't really float my boat. Goth doesn't either. And don't tell Robot, but yellow and orange just aren't my favorite colors. I absolutely can't have (due to allergies, pets, etc): Anything involving latex rubber (I'm *way* allergic). Type of thing I'd love to receive: Maybe something electronic-ey, since that's not one of my skills. Or else   Almost anything. :) Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Definitely - that would be so cool. Confirm that you are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I am way the heck over 18 years old. (But my mother still generally approves of me. :)

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