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Thread: Need help getting started with a whole cloth quilt

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    Di
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    I have decided to take the plunge and do a whole cloth quilt (sometimes called white on white). I have bought the fabric, stencils and everything that I will need. Now comes the hard part. Getting it started. I want to do this right, but have no idea where to start. Do I mark it and then layer it? If anyone has made one of these, I would appreciate any helpful hints on what to do and what not to do.

    Thanks!

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    Someone here made one I forgot what it is called and i do remember it was very pretty. Maybe someone else or the person who made it will find you a link.

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    Googled and found these sits check them out:
    http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=t&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGIC_enUS259US263&q=how+to+make+a+whole+cloth+quilt

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    i always mark mine before putting the layers together

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    Seems like it would be easier to mark before you layered it. I think you should do it whatever way works best & easiest for you!! :wink:

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    Marking tools dont work will after its layered and if you pin, they get in the way of marks.
    Pounce will work after basting but not with pins. I take a wet wash rag and gently dampin the area before I pounce, the chalk takes better.

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    Rose Marie, it sounds like you use pounce chalk a lot, I have a question for you. I just recently bought the blue chalk to use on white or light fabric and I used it on the quilt I am working on.

    The directions say it will come off with a wet cloth, however mine didnt. Do you always have to wash the quilt when you use this chalk.

    Mary

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    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.

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    I dont know cause I wash all my quilts when finished. They collect so much cat hair from my three cats and lint ect. Plus they look different after washing and I want to see them all tightened up.

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    I have always wanted to make one of those, but when I do I want to hand quilt it!!! I love the look of hand quilting!

    I think instead of putting all the stencils on myself, I might order a pre-printed whole cloth quilt kit. One of the local quilt shops sold them before so i don't think it will be a problem getting one. OR when the time comes for me to make one, I might just do a search here online to find one to order. There will probably be alot more of a selection here in Cyber space!

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