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Thread: Need help getting started with a whole cloth quilt

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    I've seen alot of the printed whole cloths. Some are REALLY pretty!

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    I've done a preprinted one, and it looked awesome! I would, however, use polester batting. I did one once with cotton, and when I washed it it got so puckery that you couldn't see the pattern. I've seen a baby quilt that they added hand applique to before quilting, and it was just plain gorgeous! Here's a link to a good company:

    http://www.quiltingstencils.com
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    Thanks for all the information. It was just what I needed to get me to take the final step and get moving on this project.

    Now I can't wait to get started...

    Thanks again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpspeedy
    Di,

    Most certainly mark it before you sandwhich the layers. There are a lot of premarked wholecloth items available. I have done one queen size quilt and at least a dozen smaller items. It is a joy to quilt them because there are no seams to contend with and it goes fast. At least for me. I like to use colored thread for my quilting. It reminds me to do a good job as the stitching will certainly stand out.

    There are lots of marking tools out there. Be sure to read the directions. If you plan on doing crosshatching I recommend not marking that. Just use lengths of either masking tape or the new blue masking tape. That way you just stitch along next to the tape and move it to make the next set of lines.
    Remember that your spit will take out your blood. A white on white will definately show blood stains.

    Be sure to show us a picture of your finished product.
    are you handquilting or machine quilting the whole cloth? Do the pre-marked lines wash out? Ive thought about doing one for our guest room but really don't like to mark quilts - I prefer to freehand it all! The preprinted wholecloth would be great to do!

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    The printing washes out completely. These are a lot of fun to work on, and there are several sizes and styles. But as I say, I would use poly batting so it doesn't shrink when you wash it.

    Here's a link to a picture of the baby quilt done with applique. I think it's stunning--it would be a real heirloom (and a whole lot of work!)

    http://www.benartex.com/projects/p_wholecloth_big.php

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