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Thread: Look what I found! Grandmas unfinished quilt top.

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    Junior Member Cindy2sew's Avatar
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    I found this unfinished quilt top several days ago while going through some old boxes at moms house. Its a double knit (remember that stuff?) and approx a double size. I figure she must have made this in the 70's.
    I want to finish it but I dont know how to deal with a quilt that has points on the sides due to the squares she used. Should I just square it up to have straight sides or try to keep the points?

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    what a delight! I remember, and when it is finished it will be extra warm and heavy. I've got a pile of poly that I don't know what to do with, but not a quilt. Show it again when you are through. The diagonal look is beautiful. Is that around the world pattern?

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    I heard those polyester quilts are super warm!! What a treasure you found from your Grandmother!! :D

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    Sorry, I don't have any advice for you (although I would probably square it up - just my opinion) but I just want to say, that is one very pretty quilt!
    But, oh my..... this makes me want to get out all those UFO's and finish them! I am not sure my grandkids would know what to do with them..... ha ha ha :)

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    Just a goofy idea but perhaps you could find some more double-knit and fill in the spaces with trangles. Then you would have straight edges. I am sure there is still a lot of that polyester around lurking in sewing rooms all over the country.

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    That is a wonderful quilt. And will bring back great memories of Grandma. I would square it up and finish it.

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    Oh dose that take me back. I made my first quilt with poly squares just like those. We called it crimpoline. I was nine and that was a very long time ago. The backings almost gone, along with Grammies quilting stiches, but the crimpoline is hanging in strong!!!! Thanks for the memories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspete
    what a delight! I remember, and when it is finished it will be extra warm and heavy. I've got a pile of poly that I don't know what to do with, but not a quilt. Show it again when you are through. The diagonal look is beautiful. Is that around the world pattern?
    I am not sure what the pattern is called. The picture is taken lengthwise if that is any help. I do believe that everyone is correct about squaring it up though.

    Cindy

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    I would square it up for ease! And for backing fabric, if you use fleece then you wouldn't need batting (IMHO).

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    The pattern is called "Around The World".

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