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Thread: Suggestions please

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    Senior Member tedytrser's Avatar
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    These were suppose to be tea towels that my Grandma had done (she has passed). I wanted to put them in a quilt or wall hanging for her for Christmas. But, was looking for suggestions of how to do it. TIA for any help.
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    What about getting a 1930's print or two to use for a simple sashing and a couple of borders? The embroidery reminds me of 1930's.

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    You are very lucky to have these ... they are really nice.

    If it was me, I'd start by watching patterns that I like, and think about how I could convert it to use the embroidered blocks.

    Some ideas ... look for a pattern you like with a focus fabric. Then use your blocks as the focus fabric. Or make your own design by sashing the blocks, and mixing with other block patterns.

    Log Cabin blocks made in 1930's prints, the same size as your blocks could work really nice.

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    Or find something with a gardening theme -

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    I forgot to mention that I am still wet behind the ears in quilting.

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    I have that set of blocks as well. They were embroidered by my 88 yr. old aunt. Here is what I did with the kittens blocks.
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    I have that set of blocks as well. They were embroidered by my 88 yr. old aunt. Here is what I did with the kittens blocks.
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    When you press these blocks, put a thick folded towel under them and press from the back side. This way the stitching is not crushed. They are adorable.

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    Since there are only 4 of them, I would consider putting a border around each one and frame them separately.

    Don't know if you have any brothers or sisters, but I would consider giving them one after it is framed since it was made by their grandmother. (Unless they have no such interest is such items.)

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    Ok will do but, have another question though. The material that they are on is very thin. Do, I need to put them on another material?

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