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Thread: quilted items - other than "blankets"

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    quilted items - other than "blankets"

    sometimes i want to "quilt" - but not
    "make a quilt"

    i have read about quilted petticoats. i wonder if any men's undergarments were quilted?

    do you consider making a potholder to be "quilting"?

    the vera bradley type bags usually are made of quilted fabrics - some placemats - some appliance covers-

    what have you made that was quilted but was not "a quilt"?

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    Knights wore quilted pads under their chain mail and armour. I have done quilted pillows, quilted replacement knee pads on my sons pants when he was little, quilted jewelry roll up, quilted remote pocket for over the chair arm, quilted bed jacket for my Mom , quilted machine cover etc. etc.......

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    I've quilted lots of small zippered bags, neck scarfs, potholders (yes, I consider making a potholder to be quilting), table runners, tote bags, back packs....and the list goes on. I consider anything that is layered & then stitched to hold it all together to be quilting. Then, there is the process of quilting for me where I make quilts blocks for charity. Even though I don't do the actual final quilting of the quilt, I consider myself a piece of the process that goes into making the quilt.

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    Shoe bag, jewelry bag, potholders, jacket, mittens, pillow covers....but I DO consider anything quilted to be a quilt even if it’s not quilt shaped (but that’s just me)
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    Some times I just make practice pieces.

    Recently from a thread here I learned about using adding machine tape as a base. I had just gotten a bag of small scraps, much smaller than what I would usually use but perfect for this concept. You just sew on a foundation and make a long length of string fabric, then you can decide what to do with it later

    I'm going to make myself some Kuspuks, Innuit summer parkas, to wear around the house. Nice tunic length (can wear with leggings or over pants) and has pockets, and I grew up in Alaska. Typically they have trims, but I think I might also make some panels of quilted fabrics, sort of combining the Seminole patterns with the Arctic.

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    [QUOTE=Tartan;8186197]Knights wore quilted pads under their chain mail and armour.

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    Some of my alternative-quilty-things ....
    * Backpacks, bags, totes
    * Wallets, purses
    * Quilt ruler storage roll
    * Runners, table toppers, table cloths, place mats
    * Wall hangings, big and small and in between!
    * Vest, neck scarf, apron
    * Pot holders, hot pads as table protectors, casserole carriers
    * Miniature quilts

    * No doubt there are lots more that I have forgotten from the alternative universe!!!
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    I have made a holder for my flash drives, and a little bag for my journal. I quilted the outline of a dolphin on the sides of the bag.
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    I've quilted fabric for jackets, toilet seat covers, cushion seats, upholstery fabric for my dining chairs. Also quilted the fabric for my folding stool as well as my folding chairs and patio chair cushions with ties. If it can be quilted, I do it.
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    I have quilted a lot of Mug Rugs and Potholders. Made 1 Baby Tote Bag and a pieced and Quilted Kindle Cover.
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    Knights used to wear quilted 'under armor' under their metal armor. It was for protection from the metal rubbing on their skin, at least that is what I read some time ago.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    table toppers, bags of many sizes/designs, a vest for my son (check out Kris Veira's website for some pictures of amazing clothing that she's won many awards with), window covering for my son's house, chair pads.

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    Sewing organizers, totes, pot holders, mug rugs, place mats, coasters, table runners/toppers, vests, bowls, pin cushions, scarves, hats, padding for our boat, hmm....
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    Hi Iceblossom, do you have a pattern for Kuspuks, or tell me where to get one?

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    I have supplies and a pattern packed away for making quilted tree skirts for gifts next Christmas. Not too big of a project, but big enough to have some fun with the quilting!
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    When I feel the 'need' to sew but I am not working on a quilt or don't really want to work on a quilt, I just make random blocks. I try out different color combos, different patterns and techniques. Then I store these orphan blocks in stacked pizza boxes (your local pizza ship will usually give you a couple for free or a tiny fee). The boxes stack nicely, they are cardboard so they wick moisture and you can write on the side (blues, xmas colors, pastels, etc). Then, whenever I am in the need for a quick gift, I grab one or two of these orphans and put them on a tote bag - instant gift or gift wrapping! They are thrilled with the handmade item, I am basically using my throwaway fabric and I have satisfied my need to sew but not quilt. win, win, win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notmorecraft View Post
    Hi Iceblossom, do you have a pattern for Kuspuks, or tell me where to get one?
    When I was a girl living in Alaska in the 70s, I would typically see the daily use Kuspuks as made from bright floral calico prints and usually using boldly contrasting rickrack as trim. More formal ones were made from fancier fabrics (like velvet) with braided trims.

    There are videos on how to make Kuspuks the old way, that is basically just holding up fabric for size and tearing it smaller. Youtube has everything nowadays!

    I have the Lois Pattern
    https://alaskanpatterns.com/product-...terns-by-lois/

    The Friday Pattern is very popular as well (Legislature started an informal tradition of wearing Kuspuks on Fridays)
    https://www.northernthreads.net/shop...-x15888595.htm

    Here's some general information from Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuspuk

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