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Thread: Need some help!

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    Hi everyone,
    Someone in my office asked me if it was possible to take old caps (like baseball caps) apart and make them into a quilt. I have never heard of doing something like that, but said I would put the question out here to see what of you thought. Her husband collect the caps and has passed away, she doesn't want throw them away and thought a quilt might be a good idea. So if anyone out here can help I would appreciate it

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    I have never tried this, but I am sure it can be done. I say go ahead and try it!!

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    I think the most difficult part would be getting the caps to lay flat enough for a quilt. But anything is possible.

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    i've seen it done for wall hanging/art quilts but not for a utility quilt.

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    Not sure she wants to use it as a utility quilt, just a way to preserve the collection. I have no idea how to even begin to so this for her and don't want to ruin the hats. Any directions or ideas how to put one together?

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    I would take the bill off the front by unsewing it and then doing the same for the base of the caps - they should lay semi flat for you when you have them apart enough. Try one from your son or husband that is old and worn out so as to not mess up her good ones.

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    I saw one made with a material a little heavier than cotton, more like upholstery material, and the logos of the caps were cut and applique to squares of fabric sewn together. It was a wallhanging also made with the intention of preserving the hats.

    Maria

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    Good idea, thank you!! Still open to any other ideas that come along on this too, but think I will try it on an old hat and see what happens. Will post pics if and when this gets done, like next year I think, LOL!!

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    I love your avatar. Is that a puff quilt under that darling baby?

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    Yes, it's a puff quilt and that is my beautiful granddaughter when she was an infant. Now 16 months and runnning, lol

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