Originally Posted by Glenn
Okay quilters here we go!
120-200 grit sandpaper
Lots of cotton rags(old t-shirts underware etc) white only
containers to but stripper and mess from the old finish in(coffee cans work great)
2" natural bristle brush of good quality for applying shellac
stain brown walnut, dark oak or mahogony(your choice) I use aniline dye water soluble(can be ordered from the Rockler Cat)
Easy Quilt Binding Instructions
These free instructions are for binding a quilt. The method brings the backing fabric to the front of the quilt to create the binding. It is a very simple method that results in perfect corners and very little hand sewing.
Step 1: Measuring
Make the quilt top. Cut the batting the same size as the quilt top. Cut the backing fabric larger than the quilt top and batting. How much larger?
If you want
Circle Blue Jeans Quilt
Bismark, North Dakota
I call this a Circle Jeans Quilt.
From the front it reminds me of a Cathedral Windows Quilt.
They are very easy to make. Here's how:
Using the lid off a coffee can (or any size plastic lid off any container, you can choose the size "squares" you want by the size of the "circle") cut out circles from old jeans. You can remove pockets and other obstructions
Oh, I know, it's not like you are going to get yards and yards of fabric from a shirt that you find in a thrift shop - or even one you find in your closet.
You may get yards and yards from a big, full skirt or a long dress. But not from a shirt.
However, I was surprised to see how much usable fabric you can get from one shirt.
This was a men's medium shirt, 100% cotton and in pretty good shape.
Below is the process I followed to get as
ironed some freezer paper. Yes iron it first cause freezer paper shrinks, then iron it on the backside of the square. let the kids draw on it with regular crayons. then heat set it. (turn the square over and make sure you put a piece of paper under the drawn side to catch the oils from the crayon.) remove the freezer paper and sew it together. Hope that was understandable
Start with at least 32 strips (2 1/2" wide) x WOF.
Sew 4 strips together, side by side. Iron all seams in the same direction. Cut the left side to where you have a clean edge to work off of. From that edge cut the strip set into 8" segments. Thie should yeild 5 segments. You will need two segments to make 1 block. Do this with all strip sets.
Pick out 2 segments. Fit them together, 1 on top of the other, with the middle seams lined up. This next step works
How to make a quilt in a pillow
A quillow is a quilt with a reversible pocket strategically sewn on the quilt so it can be folded up to fit inside the pocket, making a pillow. These are the perfect sleepover accessory for kids to take with them or a nice item to keep in the car on long trips. Great for a couch throw, too. Quillows can be made any size, and are fun to do in a theme such as "bugs" or "autumn."