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Thread: how do i help a friend thats miles away to quilt?

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    Super Member GwynR's Avatar
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    My friend lost her 19 yr old son two weeks ago in a hit and run accident. He was on his bike. Now she is asking me how to make a quilt out of his old clothes. She is in Fla and I am in Wa. Anyone on here from around Ormond Beach?

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    Sorry to here of your friends loss. Wish I was closer and if there is noone close enough welcome her to this site and there will be many who can talk her through one.

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    Can you skype with her???

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    i dont have skype but would be willing to get it. good idea!

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    from my understand skype is free and would be a great way to talk and help her with the quilt. Also have her look through somee of the tutorials here with the t-shirts to get ideas to help you help her.

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    Tell her about our board to check it out :roll: :lol: :P :thumbup:

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    There are so many ways that you can help her. If I may offer some suggestions to you....
    A T-shirt quilt is nice but may be too difficult to do at first. So, maybe suggest that she collect the t-shirts and set aside to figure out how many and which ones to make in the future.
    Think about shirts and jeans. A rag quilt with jeans/slacks on one side and shirts on the other. Don't forget to save the pockets for a little extra.
    Now, this may be going too far, so please excuse.... Make some blocks out of his regular clothes, enough for a small pillow sham. You could suggest socks or misc items to use as 'filling' for the pillow.
    A miniature quilt that she can have with her at all times.
    There are alot of posts on making these here. So sorry to hear of your friend's loss.

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    Gwyn, so sorry to hear of your friend's lose. You are a good friend to help her with this project. Bless you and her and her family, of course.

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    Yes tell her about this board!

    We'd love to have her here!

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    well, perhaps a rag quilt would work. easy, squares and not much work.

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