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Thread: Quilted cars

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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    I belong to a quilt guild in Lebanon, Oregon. These are pictures of my guild's quilted van and the Jefferson guild's quilted car parked outside Stitchin' Post during yesterday's Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. These vehicles drew a lot of attention. Most people stopped to ask questions and take pictures. I thought you might be interested in some of the story behind these quilted cars.

    The van's quilt was made completely from orphan blocks donated by guild members. The blocks were pressed, sandwiched with batting and backing, and lightly quilted. Then blocks were sewn together and fitted to the van. The van quilt is in 3 pieces (front, back, and middle) that are held together with velcro. See-through netting covers the windows. The van can be driven with the quilt on it, slowly, for parades.

    We think the "first" quilted car was made by a guild in Florida. A lady from the Jefferson guild made her car quilt (which covers a PT Cruiser). Several members of our guild worked on the van's quilt over a year's time, taking a long break because of the Oregon winter weather. We believe there are possibly another half dozen car quilts in the U.S.

    quilted car
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    quilted van
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    quilted van
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    I've never seen anything like this before.. this is so cool looking!!! Thank you so much for sharing the pics... :D

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    That's amazing!

    We have a classic car in the garage that is covered with old bed sheets. I can't let hubby see this pic, or he'll be demanding a quilt for his baby! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    That's amazing!

    We have a classic car in the garage that is covered with old bed sheets. I can't let hubby see this pic, or he'll be demanding a quilt for his baby! LOL
    ROFL


    That is the coolest thing I have ever seen!
    Can't let DH see this, he'll want one for his tractor!

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    I have never seen a car cover quilted of fabric.. but I have seen a car painted in a quilting theme.. there is also a lady around Maryville that has a "pieced" VW... every panel is a different color.. and yes.. she had it painted that way...lol

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    Great car covers :)


    Blue,but doesn't his baby deserve the best you can make? ;) ;) LOL

    Aww C'mon Ninnie surely you could at least make him a quilted seat cover for his tractor ;)

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    Love them! What a fun project and way to promote a quilt shop! Thanks for sharing.

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    how cool is this!!!

    what an excellent use of left over blocks

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    I LOVE it. We have little home-town parades, and this would be a blast to drive in the parade, throwing candy at the youngsters. Thank you for sharing.

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    Who'da thunk it? Not me. I'll bet that gets alot of "wows."

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