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Thread: Need Advice!

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    Need Advice!

    Hi, I'm new to quilting and love it. I've made 2 quilts so far one full size and a king size quilt. I want to make a quilt for my son Michael who is 20. He is a San Francisco Giants baseball fan. All I can find is fleece and would rather use that for the backing. So my question is can I use rally towels, fabric paper (to print his team on) and cotton fabric, combined to make a quilt? I believe I would have to wash everything before hand. Has anyone tried this or knows anything about it. Any advice would be great.
    Thanks so much,
    Debbie

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    http://search.myquiltshops.com/cgi-s...myqssearch.cgi

    Check out this website for Giants Fabric

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    Thank you for the link, sadly to say they only have fleece sf giant material and are out of stock. But all the other stuff is really cool.

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    You can combine all the things you mentioned to make a quilt. For printing his team, are you talking about transferring photos to fabric? If so, you will want to research this thoroughly before deciding on a process. Some types of photo transfer are more clear/softer/better than others, and some survive washings much better than others. A 20yo is likely to give pretty rough treatment to a quilt like this, so you will want photo transfers that last.

    With so many different types of fabric in the quilt, you may want to choose a batting that allows for quilting lines far apart (such as Warm and Natural). This is also the type of batting (needlepunched through scrim) that is good for tying a quilt. You may end up wanting to tie rather than quilt because of the bulk of the quilt and the variations in fabric type.

    Edit: Also, what about making a t-shirt quilt? Here are links to t-shirts you could use:
    http://www.walmart.com/tp/san-francisco-giants-fan-shop
    Or maybe look for sheets:
    http://www.amazon.com/Francisco-Gian.../dp/B0051126CS
    Last edited by Prism99; 05-26-2013 at 09:57 AM.

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    Thank you so much...you have given me a ton of ideas.

    Debbie

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