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Thread: Hello! A Floorquilter From New Mexico (Desert Southwest)

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    Hello and welcome from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Both are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    WOW!!! Your floor quilts are awesome!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by homecaregiver View Post
    Hello from Illinois and I would also love to see your floor quilts, sounds quite interesting. I want something on my porch floor and this just may be just the same. do they stand up to the outside elements (on a covered porch say?)

    Pat
    Hi Pat! Floorquilts are spill-proof, but not entirely water-proof. In otherwords, any fluids that come in contact with a floorquilt would need to be removed within a reasonable amount of time, or as they occur. A water-based finish, which I use, will not yellow when it comes in contact with the sun, or yellow with the passing of time. I would recommend placing your floorquilt in a sheltered area of your porch, or removing it whenever there is rain that may reach it. Thanks for your interest, and Happy Quilting!
    Carolyn "Quilts-few things are as practical and personal, yet pleasing."

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    Welcome from Idaho......hope you'll post some photos of your floorquilts! Sounds interesting.

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    nice quilts sounds like a realy neet idea i might have to find a bit more about it and try making one. oh no another thing to add to my list of things to do.

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    Welcome from a native New Mexican. I'm glad you could join us. Your art work sounds interesting.
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    Welcome aboard the Board from Vermont! I've been meaning to try a floorquilt as a sample for the shop I work in, but haven't gotten around to it! Thanks for the reminder! Post some photos - we LOVE show and tell!
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    Hi! everyone. Post #14 on page 2 of this thread has a couple of pictures. I know what you mean paulswalia about time. It takes me nearly two weeks to make a floorquilt from scratch-to-finish, working 2-4 hours each day. It is a short amount of time compared to traditional quilts, but it is worth the time. These look amazing in quilting rooms. Often people match them with the room's color scheme and decor, and/or mimick a wall hanging, bed quilt, ect. Either way--no more boring floors. Happy Quilting!
    Carolyn "Quilts-few things are as practical and personal, yet pleasing."

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    Gorgeous floor quilts! Welcome from TX and thanks for sharing sew much!
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    What is the foundation for the floor quilts? Canvas?
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    Yes, a very heavy-weight 12 oz. or heavier cotton duck is preferred. The canvas must first be treated with a gesso primer before the treated fabrics are pieced onto it with a decoupage medium. Thanks for the compliments! everyone
    Carolyn "Quilts-few things are as practical and personal, yet pleasing."

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    welcome...your floor quilts are cute...will look forward to the tut

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    Welcome aboard - this is something I have always wanted to try but just haven't had time yet. Please show us some of your floor quilts!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!


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    Welcome from Indiana. Would love to see pictures of your floor quilts.

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    -Welcome from Upstate NY Love the floor quilts #2 my favorite.

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    Welcome from TX! A pic would be fabulous.
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    Thank you all for the kind remarks! Page 2 of this thread has a couple of photos. I've been really busy this summer--but hope to have a little free time this winter to do the tutorial. Have a great Autumn!
    Carolyn "Quilts-few things are as practical and personal, yet pleasing."

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    Oh my goodness. They are beautiful. I would never want anyone to walk on them lol. I'd use the two in the pictures you posted for wall hangings. Thanks for sharing the pictures and welcome to the forum!

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    Welcome to the QB from North Carolina. You're going to love it here.
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    How cute are these! Please do a tutorial, as I would love to make one for my kitchen.Thanks
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    Hello Carolyn, welcome from the Garden State.

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    Welcome from Texas!

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