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Thread: Helping a friend out

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    Super Member CoriAmD's Avatar
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    She will probably be calling you to help her when she finds out how much work it is going to be... lol :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sing
    My friend X is creating a quilt for her son's kinder class. 30 squares that the kids will draw on. The teacher wants to use muslin! There has to be sashing in a quilt like this or it'll look horrible. X does not want to iron after prewashing. X has no idea that cutting the sashes will be a lot of work. I told X that she will spend up to $100 since she is starting from scratch. The backing alone (68x80) will be 14 yards of material! She doesn't know all that goes into making a quilt. She volunteered because she's very involved and helpful, but wow... she does not know what she's getting into. Thank goodness a real quilter will be doing the quilting. (I don't think she knows yet that the top needs to be pieced - which implies sewing!!)
    How in the world would she need 14 yds for backing??? Half of that would be 252 inches long!!!!

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    My daughter does this every year with her class--not that difficult if X has some sewing skills. She backs muslin with freezer paper, pre-cuts a little larger than needed in order to square up. Students use crayons to draw and she heat sets. Simple sashing and then she quilts on our LA. The quilts are auctioned off as fundraisers and always bring a good amount of money. The students have a great time doing these and incoming classes always ask when they get to do the quilt. Perhaps your X person could recruit a couple of parents with sewing skills to help her out. I don't think she will regret this and it really is not that expensive.

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