Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Have you made your own wholecloth design

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    105

    Red face Have you made your own wholecloth design

    I am interested in whole cloth quilting. And I wondered if anyone has some suggestions?

    I was thinking of designing my quilt top and then on a muslin I would pencil in my design, then flip the quilt so that the whole cloth is on top and the quilted design on the bottom and away I go............Once done I would simple gently wash the quilt to remove the stenciling marks......

    Hmm wonder what mischief I could create?

  2. #2
    Senior Member breezyquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    740
    Cindy Needham does a lot of whole cloth quilts and has oodles of design ideas. I have done some on the small scale with her help. She has a blog to check it out and you can ask her tons of questions. She is always there to help!!!

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sturbridge, Ma
    Posts
    4,017
    I will chat with you about designing whole cloth if you are interested - having designed about 25 from wallhanging to Queen size and another group of about the same number in 16"-18" It would be helpful to know what kind of fabric you are using for the top if you intend to quilt from the back. Is the top going to be a single piece of fabric - solid or print. Do you plan on using a series of stencils. Are you drawing your own designs. Lots of questions to know what you hope to do. Will it be long arm quilted or domestic machine or hand quilted. What size?
    Last edited by Holice; 03-12-2013 at 12:26 PM.

  4. #4
    Super Member alleyoop1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,175
    No but I would love to make one.....some day.....
    Proud grandma of Coast Guard grandson and Air Force granddaughter!

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sturbridge, Ma
    Posts
    4,017
    If you are not ready to design your own there are pre printed ones (wallhanging and queen) available.
    They are printed in a wash out ink. So, just back and batt, quilt, wash and bind.

  6. #6
    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    4,296
    Lowjane, you couldn't get better guidance on designing wholecloth than Holice. He has amazing skill and is an exceptional instructor. Here's a sampling of his wholecloth designs for Benartex.
    http://www.benartex.com/page/quilt-p...loth-quilts-87
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    443
    I don't think I'll ever be good enough to do a whole cloth. I prefer to admire the work others, but have no desire to attempt it myself.

    Good luck!

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sturbridge, Ma
    Posts
    4,017
    Nilla: Its just quilting without the patchwork underneith.

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    2,693
    Holice your wholeclothes are amazing.
    Do you have any pictures posted of done ones?

  10. #10
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    8,901
    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Lowjane, you couldn't get better guidance on designing wholecloth than Holice. He has amazing skill and is an exceptional instructor. Here's a sampling of his wholecloth designs for Benartex.
    http://www.benartex.com/page/quilt-p...loth-quilts-87
    I agree I think Holice is amazing, I have often seen his designs and keep thinking someday.. I might actually follow through and make one of his beauties. They never go out of style , pure elegance in my book.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.