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Thread: Crayola quilts

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    I would like to have my grandchildren design their own blocks

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    I have one granddaughter I'd like to color her design on a white sheet.

    Anyone have any tips?

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    Super Member Dawn Hendrix's Avatar
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    I have some fabric croyons I believe I found at Walmart.

    You could also let her color a picture and then copy it on to the photopaper. Then iron it on fabric .. a little masterpiece so to say.

    Just my thoughts!

    cute idea

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    If you do it for ONLY one child, be prepared to eventually do the same for any others. Fair is fair!

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    For Christmas this year I made handprint quilts for my daughters, with the help of the granddaughters. I painted fabric paint on their hands, the 4 month old baby we did her foot prints. We did this on muslin, then I gave each of the little girls another muslin square to draw on. I got Crayola fabric markers for them to draw with. Followed the direction exactly and nothing has washed off. Also wrote somes poems to go with the handprints and footprints. My daughters loved them.
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    I saved this idea from a very talented quilter. I hope she won't mind me posting/sharing her masterpiece! What she did is take drawings her grandchild did and then embroider the illustrations onto quilt blocks.

    The drawings reminded me so much of my children's first drawings, that I kept the photo for reference. One day I'll find those old drawings and make a quilt like this. Isn't it cute?!!
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    Hello I helped my 5 year old g/d make a quilt for her mom with crayon colored blocks. We used the regular CRAYON brand crayons. She drew and colored 12 blocks of her choosing, mainly of her and her family, I ironed them when she was finished. Needless to say her mom was thrilled and she had a project of which she was very proud. blmclin

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    Wow! Thanks to all of you.

    I guess I need to be a liitle more specific: how do you keep the crayon from bleeding into your ironing board cover, or bleeding out in some places where there's more color.

    What kind of markers? Surely not the washable kind.

    Thanks to you all.

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    Super Member Dawn Hendrix's Avatar
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    wax paper under the project and on top of the project

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    Hello, I pressed the crayola blocks between 2 pieces of muslin and that absored any excess.

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    I've done a couple of these quilts. I just used regular crayon and ironed with just a sheet of paper over and under the colored block to absorb the excess crayon.





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