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Thread: How Fast Can You Make a Quilt?

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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    I have one pattern called "Seeing Stars" that you can make a queen size quilt top in two days. I don't know if the pattern is still available or not, I've had it for years.

    added: I searched and didn't find the pattern I have. I found a whole bunch of other patterns with the same name though.

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    THANK YOU all for your posts! I've been checking out some of the sites provided and have been reading feverishly...almost ready for a nap from eye fatigue!

    I'm attaching a picture of the fabric I have that's like a bee buzzing in my bonnet to try making a quilt. I guess I could "settle" by making a scrub outfit or cap for her, but the quilt making just seems so special to me. She's worked so hard at medical school, that it's the least I can do by stepping out of my comfort zone and quilting. I know she'll treasure it. Perhaps I've overwhelmed myself by reading several Jennifer Chiavarini's Elm Creek Quilts books, and the numerous patterns available. I welcome any advice on what design/pattern would work with this. THANK YOU!
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    I made a warm wishes quilt in about 4 days.

    I made 5 warm wishes and 6 "Downey" pattern quilts (11 total) in 21 days.

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    Warm Wishes is an easy pattern that looks great.

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

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    I made this lap/nap quilt for my wife using the quilt for kids pattern in 10 hours from the time I started cutting to the time I was washing it. And all of it was made on a treadle (honestly is there any other machine out there? :lol: )

    Billy
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyo
    I think as a rule the bigger pieces, the faster the quilt goes together. Some patterns look a lot more complicated though because strip quilting can make a complicated design easier than it looks.
    I hand-quilt so it takes me 1 day to cut out the pieces,2 0r 3 days to sew the quilt top(2 if Nothing else is going on,3 if there are Doctors appts.), and the rest of the 1 1/2 weeks to handquilt the quilt. I always tell my customers that their quilt will be ready in 2 weeks.

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