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Thread: Looking for help

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    I would like to make a wall hanging quilt that has pockets in it to put my grandchildren (8) and great grandchild's picture in them to display. Has anyone ever seen instructions for such a quilt?

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    Hey There
    I'm proably, the first to see your post. I don't know of any patterns. I have a few ideas. But there are alot of PRO's that are on this board, that will help you in no time. Hang in there and keep checking.

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    Thanks Becky for the encouragement. I'm new to quilting and hopefully not trying to accomplish too much.

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    Thank you for the idea.
    I was thinking of putting pockets where I could change the pictures (slide them in the pocket) when I get new ones. They love to see their yearly school pictures hanging up. They check them out every time they come to vist.

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    you can buy sheet plastic on rolls. cut to preferred size, with a background fabric behind. (save time; cut both at once.) frame the squares (or rectangles) with plain, straight, strips; pieced strips; anything you want. just make sure to (1) sew the strip, plastic, and background fabric all at the same time; and (2) use a large zig-zag stitch for the seams. the stitching will permanently perforate the plastic. a straight-stitched seam might come apart too easily. zig-zag will be sturdier.

    from that point, you can piece it like you would any other quilt. yor "patches" will be heavier, so the going will be slower and "clunkier" but if you take your time, it should do quite nicely.

    this sounds to me like a good candidate for the rag quilt technique. plastic photo pockets on front, fringed/fuzzy seams on back.

    :P

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    Thanks Patrice. Your suggestion gives me an idea to work with.

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    I have a link for fabric frame wallhanging that you might be interested in . Here is the link , take a look . http"//www.kidsmartliving.com/holpotwalha.html

    Seems like these could be made any size . I hope this is what you were looking for .


    Annie

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    Thank you Annie.
    I've printed the instructions. An idea I may be able to incorporate into a quilt.
    Marge

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    No suggestions to add, but it sure sounds like some great ideas!! Please make sure to post a picture of it when its done!!! Have fun!!

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    Strawberry , where in Illinois ? I am originally from the Danville , Il area.

    Annie

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