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Thread: Looking for help

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    I would like to make a wall hanging quilt that has pockets in it to put my grandchildren (8) and great grandchild's picture in them to display. Has anyone ever seen instructions for such a quilt?

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    Hey There
    I'm proably, the first to see your post. I don't know of any patterns. I have a few ideas. But there are alot of PRO's that are on this board, that will help you in no time. Hang in there and keep checking.

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    Thanks Becky for the encouragement. I'm new to quilting and hopefully not trying to accomplish too much.

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    Thank you for the idea.
    I was thinking of putting pockets where I could change the pictures (slide them in the pocket) when I get new ones. They love to see their yearly school pictures hanging up. They check them out every time they come to vist.

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    you can buy sheet plastic on rolls. cut to preferred size, with a background fabric behind. (save time; cut both at once.) frame the squares (or rectangles) with plain, straight, strips; pieced strips; anything you want. just make sure to (1) sew the strip, plastic, and background fabric all at the same time; and (2) use a large zig-zag stitch for the seams. the stitching will permanently perforate the plastic. a straight-stitched seam might come apart too easily. zig-zag will be sturdier.

    from that point, you can piece it like you would any other quilt. yor "patches" will be heavier, so the going will be slower and "clunkier" but if you take your time, it should do quite nicely.

    this sounds to me like a good candidate for the rag quilt technique. plastic photo pockets on front, fringed/fuzzy seams on back.

    :P

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    Thanks Patrice. Your suggestion gives me an idea to work with.

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    I have a link for fabric frame wallhanging that you might be interested in . Here is the link , take a look . http"//www.kidsmartliving.com/holpotwalha.html

    Seems like these could be made any size . I hope this is what you were looking for .


    Annie

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    Thank you Annie.
    I've printed the instructions. An idea I may be able to incorporate into a quilt.
    Marge

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    No suggestions to add, but it sure sounds like some great ideas!! Please make sure to post a picture of it when its done!!! Have fun!!

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    Strawberry , where in Illinois ? I am originally from the Danville , Il area.

    Annie

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    stitchinMamaw, a small town about 20 miles south of Pekin. 40 south of Peoria. I use to pass through Danville a lot. I lived in Indianapolis for 4 years and came home every weekend. I always thought Danville was such a nice town, not too big, not too small.

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    I don't have a pattern but I've seen a wallhanging done with corners, remember the black sticky corners we used to use in our photo albums? If your pictures were all 4 x 6" it would be fairly straight forward to draw up a design, but most school pictures differ a little. However if you decide to try it you would just need to cut say 2"squares, fold them on the diagonal forming a triangle and place one on each corner of a 4 x 6 " piece, raw edges matching, then incorporate that piece into a wallhanging of your own design.....clear as mud?

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    What a cute and nifty idea.

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    That's a great idea. A lot simpler than what has been going through my head. It sounds like a winner. I can resize the pictures on my PC and print them as 4X6 size. This method would allow me to put the pictures in plastic and include a piece of cardboard behind the picture to keep them from buckeling.
    Thanks for sharing this idea.
    Marge

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