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

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    Hello! A Floorquilter From New Mexico (Desert Southwest)

    Hi! everyone. My name is Carolyn, and I love making floorquilts--No-sew fabric decoupaged floorcloths. I started making these walkable works of art over a year ago, and could not stop. My workshop is located in the scenic desert southwest, and is surrounded by beauty and inspiration. Because floorquilting with protective coatings is a newer craft, which so many quilters (both traditional & art) are interested in. What is especially nice, is that you can use your scrap remnants of fabric to construct these durable and appealing floorquilts--art quilts that you can actually walk on, and that will not wear-or-tear. Our floors, you could say, allow us, yet, another place to showcase our favorite fabrics and quilt designs. Happy quilting!
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    hello, from Melbourne Australia

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    Welcome from the California desert.
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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    hello from canada could you show a picture of your floor quilts? i would love to see them.

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    Hello and welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Michigan and ditto the picture request!
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    Good morning! everyone. My introduction was edited, which left half a sentence that I apologize for (I should have read the rules on links & advertising--sorry!). To continue with that sentence...Floorquilting is a newer craft that I want to share with others. They are so fun and easy to make--even a young child can construct one. Using just scrap remnants of fabric, both of my sons helped me with the two that follow....

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    Hello Carolyn!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    Your floor quilts look fabulous!
    Can you do a tutorial for us????

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    Hi Carolyn, welcome from northern California! I hope you will post some pictures of your floorquilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin' Jane View Post
    Hello Carolyn!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    Your floor quilts look fabulous!
    Can you do a tutorial for us????
    Hi Jane! Am certainly planning on doing a tutorial sometime in the future. Floorquilting is such a fun craft, and I hope to share it with others. Will let you know when I get it finished.
    Carolyn "Quilts-few things are as practical and personal, yet pleasing."

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    Love your floor quilts. I amexcited to see how you make them. By the way welcome from asouth Dakota and South Sioux City. Nebraska.
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    Thank you all for the warm welcomes and compliments.
    Carolyn "Quilts-few things are as practical and personal, yet pleasing."

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    greetings from Pittsburgh PA-would love to see some of your work

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    Welcome from Lebanon Oregon!! I would love to see your work also!!!

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    Hello! So nice to meet so many kind people. Post #14 has a couple of pictures of my floorquilts. I will eventually be making a floorquilting tutorial. Just for the record: The construction of a (no-sew) floorquilt mainly involves the piecing of treated cotton fabrics onto a heavy-weight canvas to form an attractive design. Several coats of a decoupage medium and a clear water-based finish are then applied to protect the fabrics and enhance the colors on the fabrics. This is what enables us to walk on our quilts, while preventing wear-n-tear. Mine have stood up to the heaviest of traffic. I will further explain in the tutorial. Happy quilting!
    Carolyn "Quilts-few things are as practical and personal, yet pleasing."

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    Hello and welcome from Dallas tx

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    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?)

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