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Thread: Dryer Sheet blocks

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    Super Member reeskylr's Avatar
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    Ok, so after being on here a few days and reading all this fun stuff, I decided to give the dryer sheets a go -- Lord knows I have enough of them stuck to socks!

    I have an old table runner of my Mom's that has the feeling of feedsack and has a crocheted edge on it. The thing has been used and abused in its life and has stains all over it. I can't really use it on a table, so i decided to use it as a base for these blocks. Once i sat down and started doing this, I found a lot of unfinished blocks and pieces I'd tossed aside until 'later'.

    I'm having fun with it, which is the whole idea. I've posted some picks of today's progress and sorry for the pics, my camera isn't the best thing to see them with:

    Getting started with a sheet and some scraps.
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    I pinned the first block on the piece here.
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    9 blocks so far today!
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    Oh how fun. It reminds me of the catalog quilts of years ago. The quilters would use a newspaper or a phone book page or some thing they all had that was the same size. Then they all had the blocks the same size.

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    I have made 2 doing exactly what you are doing. One for my sister all colors and one for my DH niece in Black,white,gray. They are fun to do. Enjoy!!BillsBonBon

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    What a great idea! That's going to be really cute, love your blocks so far! :D

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    Love the blocks you've made!! :thumbup:

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    Do you leave the dryer sheet on the back when you are done?

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    I will have to try using dryer sheets.

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    I've been saving my used dryer sheets and the scrap bucket is filling up....can't wait to try this - appreciate you sharing your progress and they are looking great!

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    Why aren't you all just using paper and removing it or scrap muslin for foundations? I wouldn't want all those chemicals(supposedly gone) in my quilts and the sheets are also very flammable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Why aren't you all just using paper and removing it or scrap muslin for foundations? I wouldn't want all those chemicals(supposedly gone) in my quilts and the sheets are also very flammable.
    This is a debate that was on another thread not to long ago. Tests were done on Dryer sheets and other material. It really is a personal preference. I wash and bleach any dryer sheets I use. I have made 2 planning on making more ..one in 2005 my sister uses hers every winter and she has had no problems. Dryer sheets are a perfect foundation for the crazy quilt or crumb quilt. Like I said it is a personal preference. To each his own. BillsBonBon
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-9251-1.htm If I did it right this is the link to the Black,white,gray one with Pillow shams. Here is the link to the all colors before it was sandwiched and quilted.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-9098-1.htm

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