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Thread: Crocheted doilies in a quilt

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    Has anyone ever seen doilies used in a quilt? My quilting group has given me a challenge to make a quilt using doilies that have been donated to us. They have been crocheted with fairly heavy thread. That is one of my concerns.

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    i have a slew of them so I will be watching along with you.

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    Do you have to use them whole? I'm thinking bits & pieces used in a traditional embellished crazy quilt, or trimming on a sun bonnet sue dress, or if they are circles, cut into quarters and used as 'fans' in a square block (sew cut edges into seams, then quilt the fan down to the fabric).

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    Here's another recent post:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-133532-1.htm

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    I just saw this today.

    http://www.landofnod.com/kids-girl-b...-bedding/f7986

    OOPS! I see it's the same as the one Paper Princess already posted. I've also seen them cut into quarters and used as the corners for a grandmother's fan quilt. Depending on the size you could also use them as the centers for dresden blocks.

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    starch them stiff, and maybe zig zag them down to a block?
    Maybe glue them down on the block with Elmer's glue to hold them in place? Or a temporary spray adhesive? :D:D:D

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    You could dye some, and embellish some with beads, buttons, ribbons, bows etc. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Do you have to use them whole? I'm thinking bits & pieces used in a traditional embellished crazy quilt, or trimming on a sun bonnet sue dress, or if they are circles, cut into quarters and used as 'fans' in a square block (sew cut edges into seams, then quilt the fan down to the fabric).

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    Here's another recent post:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-133532-1.htm
    Wow! Those are neat. Love the looks of it. Never seen a quilt like that.

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    One of the quilt magazines a while back had a quilt with circular doilies on it. They starched them really stiff and then sewed them onto a square. Then they cut the square into quarters and turned them different directions. It was really cute.

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    The Doily can be glued in place with a washable glue stick until you get the doily sewn in place. If there are any older shows of Simlpy Quilts, there is a show on how to do this to make a fan square with doilies.

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    Some thoughts from a crocheter
    * crochet cotton can shrink
    * if cutting the doilies be sure to factor in how to finish them to prevent unravelling
    * if coloured crochet cotton, the colour may not be colour fast


    I think doilies could create a lovely elegant quilt.

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