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Thread: Crayola quilts

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    Has any ever done a quilt colored with crayons and heat set. I believe you can do clothes also. I have been looking everywhere on the internet for patterns and directions. Can someone please help me?
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    I just did one last week. Actually, the children in my god-daughter's third grade class did the blocks. The quilt is planned for their annual, PTA auction. I do the assembly! Each child was given a 9" square of white fabric, backed with freezer paper and an 8" square was pencilled on it. they drew within the 8" square. I have heat-set them and cut to size, sewn into rows. Now, I have to put the rows together and quilt it. THe kids had a blast. My god-daughter is ready to become a quilter and loves that we do this project together.

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    oh, yeah, directions...First, use only quality crayons, such as Crayola or the colors aren't as rich. Then, back the fabric with freezer paper. it provides stability so the fabric won't stretch as you draw. Color as desired. To heat set, I turn the drawing upside down, having a piece of scrap fabric under it and iron from the back. You can see the color change as the wax melts. Then use as any fabric. It's really easy and as I said above, kids love it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycquilter
    I just did one last week. Actually, the children in my god-daughter's third grade class did the blocks. The quilt is planned for their annual, PTA auction. I do the assembly! Each child was given a 9" square of white fabric, backed with freezer paper and an 8" square was pencilled on it. they drew within the 8" square. I have heat-set them and cut to size, sewn into rows. Now, I have to put the rows together and quilt it. THe kids had a blast. My god-daughter is ready to become a quilter and loves that we do this project together.
    this is a wonderful idea for a fundraiser! thanks

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    One of my first quilts was done this way. I printed off Sesame Street characters with letters of the alphabet onto muslin that had been ironed onto freezer paper.

    Then I colored all 26 pages/little panels very heavily. I put a paper towel over them to heat set the color with an iron. The paper towel soaked up some colors more than others and then I would re-color that area and heat set it again.

    Word of warning--when the quilt is washed, don't let any undiluted detergent get directly on the colored areas. It will strip the color right off or at least Era will. But I re-colored it again and heat set it and all was well.

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    I have been doing them for years with my second graders and my grandson but I have used the Crayola Fabric Crayons. After reading the comments above, I am going to try this method with regular crayons. I love the fabric crayons but the colors are soooo limited. I can't wait to have fun with a box of 64!!!

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    Happiness is indeed 64 crayons in a box.

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    oh, wait til you get the box of 96 colors. Now that is wonderful! 8^D

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycquilter
    oh, wait til you get the box of 96 colors. Now that is wonderful! 8^D
    Agreed! I had to buy 2 boxes, otherwise my DD will come in and filch crayons from mine, LOL.

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