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Thread: looking for signature quilt ideas

  1. #21
    Super Member DOTTYMO's Avatar
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    Will you leave the writing as is with a pen or embroider or something over the writing? I have seen both and if some of the fabric is being sent to people to sign you may want to go over these if they use heir own pens. Just a query for you to think about.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scraplady View Post
    Dotti, I don't know the name of the pattern. I had seen it in a book a long time ago but couldn't find it when I wanted to make it. It was called "Woven Ribbons" or something like that. Since I didn't have the pattern, I made it up as I went along. It was really easy. It's basically a rail fence block with the middle "picket" wider than the outer ones and only uses two fabrics for each block instead of 3. I used 3 1/2 by 5 1/2" pieces for the signatures and 1 1/2 by 5 1/2" strips for the "ribbons". (I cut the signature pieces down to size AFTER they were signed.) The blocks finished at 5 X 5". The only trick is in the layout to make sure your pieces are lined up so the "ribbons" go all the way across the quilt. Turning every other block is what gives the woven effect. It was really easy to make. I wish I could find the pattern.
    thank you...i'm on it !!!!

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    Becca, you're getting a lot of good ideas - isn't this a great place?! Here is the inspiration for a signature quilt I made - a going away gift for a quilter, boy was I nervous.

    It went together quickly and made a large quilt with the solid blocks. I bound it with a scrappy binding which really set it off.

    Couple of tips - definitely iron your blocks to freezer paper; next time I'll cut the freezer paper finished block size and press the seam allowance under = no lost signatures; have some scraps for the signers to test writing on; test your pen on scraps for permanency - even though I had pre-washed fabric and used Pigma pens, I still had to heat set.

    Be sure to post a pic of the finished quilt! :-)

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