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Thread: Which one do you like better?? Help please!

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    So I have been trying to find a quilt pattern to make my sister that I love and have had a hard time, I first wanted a striped tie quilt- but cant seem to figure out that one because I want to make it not look like a twin I want it to look like the stripes flow across the quilt with no seperation-- and by the suggestions Ive gotten it doesn't sound like I an just do the quilt all as one- doing the entire rows each aross the width of the quilt and then piece the rows together- everyone tells me I need to divide it into 4 or 3 sections..I am not sure why but Im sure they are right because this is my first quilt- so they are much more knowledgable.. This is that quilt.
    http://purlbee.squarespace.com/sunny-tied-quilt/

    So I finally found and bout an e pattern that I liked and ordered it, its got very clear instructions, doesnt look like a beginner quilt but she told me many beginners have done it, the instructions are great but a little overwhelming this one will take me longer to do but is a very pretty quilt. Heres that one- its in a queen the bottom quilt pictured except diff fabric and sashing will be white
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=34059047

    And then I came across this one which I like- and seems much more simple but it has raw edges for the blocks, I am scared the it will look messy and not look like I worked hard on it- which I want something that looks like how hard I worked on- this may- I like it but Ive never seen a quilt with raw edges- does it look nice or messy its hard to tell- the fabric Im using no matter which one is the medicino by heather ross- so beachy and I think would go with all 3, and with the raw edged- seems kinda beachy?? here is that one- would be white backround with mendicino fabrics still
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=26727664

    Please share your honest advice on what you think- Im sure you all an imagine what a raw edged quilt looks like, its hard to tell in the picture- but she says its intended to by raw to give it a chic look.. which one should I do?

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    I like the striped one because of the bright colors. Then the second picture second. I like that last one the least. Good luck!

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    So I have been trying to find a quilt pattern to make my sister that I love and have had a hard time, I first wanted a striped tie quilt- but cant seem to figure out that one because I want to make it not look like a twin I want it to look like the stripes flow across the quilt with no seperation-- and by the suggestions Ive gotten it doesn't sound like I an just do the quilt all as one- doing the entire rows each aross the width of the quilt and then piece the rows together- everyone tells me I need to divide it into 4 or 3 sections..I am not sure why but Im sure they are right because this is my first quilt- so they are much more knowledgable.. This is that quilt.

    You can make the quilt however you prefer - entire rows across if that is what you want. No quilting nazis here.

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    I think I like the second one best. That's pretty and I like the pattern.

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    So I can make it all the way across following the same measurments she gives for cutting pieces and it will come out right?

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    Why don't you do a true beginner pattern if you've never made a quilt before? That'll help solve a lot of your problems. Rail Fence is a classic beginner pattern. One with just a little more pattern to it but also super easy is Warm Wishes.

    You should be able to search and find patterns for both.

    I really hate to see somebody pick too complicated a pattern for their first quilt and then give up.

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    Ooooooo thats a hard one as I like them all. :oops: So I'll just say Good luck on the one you pick

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohmisslizzie
    So I can make it all the way across following the same measurments she gives for cutting pieces and it will come out right?
    That pattern has you cut strips across the width of the fabric, which makes each strip about 42" long. That is not long enough to go across the bed. That is why the original pattern has you sew these strips together to make 2 panels that are 42" wide, then sew the panels together down the middle to make a top about 84" wide. It is that seam down the middle that makes it look like two twin quilts sewn together.

    My suggestion was to make the two panels as described in the pattern, then cut one of them in half. Put the wide panel in the middle, and use the two halves as side panels. The cutting measurements for that pattern will work if you do it this way. You will lose just a little in the width by making two seams instead of one, but that shouldn't matter in the finished quilt.

    If you want continuous strips going across the quilt, you need to cut your strips on the lengthwise grain of the fabric. In that case, ideally you want each piece of fabric to be at least 2-1/3 yards long (so each strip is about 84" long instead of 42" long).

    I should add that if this is your first quilt, you may not be able to finish it by Christmas; it may take you longer to make than you expect, especially if you have to learn each step as you go.

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    what size are you looking to make??? a twin? lap? queen? king??
    this could also help with which quilt you want to make.

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    I made my sister a Sister's Choice last year for Christmas.

    A short story behind it: My sister doesn't quilt or sew and two years ago for Christmas she bought our grandmother 18 half yards of fabric for quilting. She went to JoAnn's and bought a light and dark of nine colors. Not knowing anything about material, some of it was really cheap and some of it wasn't too bad. Our grandmother died before she was able to even take the material out of the box. I asked our mother for the material and made the Sister's Choice quilt.

    The material was my sister's choice, the pattern was her sister's choice and the fabric belonged to our grandmother. I loved it!

    Sometimes it isn't just about the fabric and the block. It is the love and thought that goes into the project. Whatever you choose, I am sure she will treasure!

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