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Thread: Floor Quilts

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    I do floor quilts for babies to lay and play on.

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    I have done a small floor quilt out of scraps to pratice free motion quilting I have also done a floor quilt where you glue on the fabric to canvas except I used the back side of heavy home dec. fabric and applied non skid material to the back then on top you use mod pog on top 2 or 3 coats then put a sealer on top of that I did not like it as I prefer a softer rug I have no pictures of it but did use for over 3 years.

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    Like Mucky, I make floor quilts for babies to play on, and specifically tell the recipients that the quilt is not valuable, heirloom etc (usually I just use a panel and do some work around it). They are great for me to practise FMQ, and wonderful for mothers when they go visiting with the new baby. No need to worry about dust, dog/cat hair etc on the floor -- the baby has somewhere clean and safe to be on, and later to use inside the playpen to protect your home carpet from spills and accidents.

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    I use worn out bathmats and large towels as the back for rugs made of quilt blocks. Sometimes I put batting in between, sometimes not, depending on the weight of the towel/mat. Works well and washes well, too.

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    If this is doable, consider painting quilt designs right on the floor! Perfect for a kid's room or even a sewing room !

    How fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    I, on the other hand, will need some time to come to grips with acceptance of quilts on the floor!
    I'm just getting into "modern" quilts, for Pete's sake; I'm an 'old girl' and find change harder and harder to deal with, LOL!!
    Now "Floor Cloths" that are painted as quilts I could really get into, or painted concrete floors.

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    I'm with you Jan....can't see me walking on a quilt!

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    I've made several. They aren't hard to do just a little time consuming but then so are regular quilts. I painted the back of the canvas with a non-slip material. I made mine as mats to go under the dog bowls. I could customize them any way I wanted. PM me if you want more info.

    These aren't fabric quilts that are sandwiched and quilted. They are fabric glued to artist's canvas. You glue the fabric to the canvas then seal it with several coats of polyurethane and use a non-slip paint on the back. They are very stiff but can be rolled up. If properly taken care of they will last for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieLou View Post
    I've made several. They aren't hard to do just a little time consuming but then so are regular quilts. I painted the back of the canvas with a non-slip material. I made mine as mats to go under the dog bowls. I could customize them any way I wanted. PM me if you want more info.

    These aren't fabric quilts that are sandwiched and quilted. They are fabric glued to artist's canvas. You glue the fabric to the canvas then seal it with several coats of polyurethane and use a non-slip paint on the back. They are very stiff but can be rolled up. If properly taken care of they will last for years.

    MaggieLou ... could you please tell me more about the non-slip paint on material?
    Where do you get it?
    Any identifiers to help get the right stuff?
    Brand name? which may or may not be helpful, being that we may not have the same here in Canada.
    Please and thanks!
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    No way would allow my quilts to be walked on. I have heard of painting a quilt on a floor but no way wouldI use a real cloth quilt. Just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    MaggieLou ... could you please tell me more about the non-slip paint on material?
    Where do you get it?
    Any identifiers to help get the right stuff?
    Brand name? which may or may not be helpful, being that we may not have the same here in Canada.
    Please and thanks!
    The name is Saf-T-Bak it's rug backing compound. It's made by Testworth Laboratories, Inc. in Columbia City, Indiana. If you don't have it in Canada try Googling "rug backing compound" and see what comes up. I ordered it from JoAnn's but I think you can get it at Lowe's or Home Depot. You just paint it on, two light coats, let it dry 24 hours between coats before using. I think I just used a foam brush to apply it.
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