Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 37

Thread: Quilt Request from DIL

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    5
    My DIL asked me to do a quilt for her using the clothes from the grandbaby. He's 18 mos. old now and the clothes are from his 1st year. She handed me a huge bag of clothes and wants blocks with the logos and embroidery on them. I'm at a loss as to how to even start this. She has a lot of confidence in me, but I have none. Could someone please help me? Thnks.

  2. #2
    Super Member joeyoz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,269
    Not knowing what kind of fabric these clothes are made from, I'm sure some of them are kinda stretchy. I would just start by cutting them into squares with the logos and embroidery in the center. The stretchy ones I would maybe iron a lightweight stabilizer on the back. Then just start sewing blocks together. Maybe throw in a few pieced blocks.

    Hopefully others will chime in and give you some better ideas. :D :D :D

  3. #3
    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    6,874
    Blog Entries
    3
    i'd start by handing the bag right back to her so SHE can cut them up into squares. :lol:

  4. #4
    Power Poster Mousie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    17,112
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i'd start by handing the bag right back to her so SHE can cut them up into squares. :lol:
    That sounds like an excellent idea!
    That way, she will have the ones she wants included the most, and cut down on your frustration. She is being too vague and expecting a miracle. Probably bc she doesn't understand the process, but this will be a good starting point to learn from. :D
    P.S. be sure if she cuts them, that she adds a seam allowance.

  5. #5
    Super Member joeyoz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,269
    LMAO!! :lol: :lol: :lol: I like your idea better Patrice. :D :D :D

  6. #6
    Super Member azdesertrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    tucson Az
    Posts
    1,124
    I just got done putting together a quilt top of tee shirts.cutting out the "picture" from the shirt,(I just took a class) and ironed a lightwieght stabilizer to the back of each one,I framed each "shirt" with fabric,then put them together.I ended up with large blocks 12" each I think.but it came out really nice,just have to do sew the last row to the rest and the top is done.the most important thing is to try to make the squares all the same size if at all possible

  7. #7
    Super Member joeyoz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,269
    Quote Originally Posted by azdesertrat
    I just got done putting together a quilt top of tee shirts.cutting out the "picture" from the shirt,(I just took a class) and ironed a lightwieght stabilizer to the back of each one,I framed each "shirt" with fabric,then put them together.I ended up with large blocks 12" each I think.but it came out really nice,just have to do sew the last row to the rest and the top is done.the most important thing is to try to make the squares all the same size if at all possible
    Maybe if you posted a picture it would help give purrfectbarb an idea. Yours sounds great azdesertrat.

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    lost in fabric & I'm not coming out until Secret Quilt Angel is over.
    Posts
    966
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i'd start by handing the bag right back to her so SHE can cut them up into squares. :lol:
    I AGREE !!!!!!

  9. #9
    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    In the middle of a mess...
    Posts
    19,868
    Yep...I agree with Patrice.
    You could also have her sit with you and SHOW you what she wants done. That way, if you make something and it's not what she is wanting, then you can tell her that you did what she wanted.
    It's hard on us to make something when someone is as vague as your DD is being.

  10. #10
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    15,583
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i'd start by handing the bag right back to her so SHE can cut them up into squares. :lol:
    My thought, also. She obviously has no kind of clue of what's involved.

    :?

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.