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Thread: Granddaughter and Camo quilt

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    Super Member AZ Jane's Avatar
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    Granddaughter and Camo quilt

    Surprise, surprise, surprise, my granddaughter has asked me to help her make a quilt. She has a new boyfriend who is in boot camp and wants to make him a camo quilt. LOL, love her dearly, super fun to be around but a real air head, am I allowed to say that about one of my own?

    1. What is a camo quilt? A regular quilt made out of camo fabric? I am assuming it will be the digital camo worn by the Army. I don't know yet, if she is up to mixing the different types of camo.

    2. What is the simplest pattern for said quilt? She does not sew at all if I remember right.

    3. I am not the best teacher in the world (it's easier to do it myself?).

    Any suggestions??
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    yes a camo quilt is just that, Came material. some of it can be heavy and thick material so watch what you get. they also have fleece came and that would be an easy quilt. Since she does not sew I would just big blocks that would just be easier. good luck.
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    Warm wishes is the quilt pattern that I would suggest ~

    http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/d...html?idx=5185_

    Great for beginners and it uses a main focal fabric (camo) , plus it is FREE.
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    You could, if you do not want to actually teach how to quilt but just want a simple one day project. Go down to Walmart, Joannes or any store that sells fabric and get one of the fleece pre packaged quilt kits. You will be able to get one in military colors, emblems etc. Nice and easy. Of course if you like the idea of actually making a regular quilt. Then a simple 9 patch with the camp fabric as accents and borders.

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    I wonder how 9 patch would look with green camo and brown camo would look?

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    I like the 9 patch with different colors of camo fabric. Here is a great site for the fabric:
    http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/c/...FexFMgodXgwABw

    Hope this helps.
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    OK, she still does not know what exactly she wants BUT we did go to Jo-Ann's and found fleece she loves. Now I'm thinking use the fleece for the batting and backing?????? Possibly like the "envelope" style? Do something simple, fence rail with the colors on the front??
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    LOL, I have no idea why there are so many!!!!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
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    thank you grammy for the link...i really like that pattern!
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    My granddaughter asked for a camo quilt for herself! I used camo flannel on the front and a realtree camo fleece for the back, then had her tie the quilt. She can also sew together the quilt from quarters. Here's a link to what mine looked like: Faux Binding will pass for the real thing

    Her dad wanted to keep the quilt, so he's getting his own this Christmas (with different fabrics). My husband decided that not only is the fabric camo, the overall pattern effect is one of digital camo.
    Barbara

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