Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: Biscuit Quilts

  1. #1
    Super Member 3incollege's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    western Pa.
    Posts
    2,289
    Remmember those Biscuit quilts that looked like puff balls! I saw one at a thrift shop . I didn't buy it, however,I wish I could find a pattern for one I thought it would make a cute baby quilt. thank-you for any help on this. I think they were popular in the 70's. Thanks for any help Donna

  2. #2
    Moderator kathy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    on the Texas Coast
    Posts
    4,050
    well Donna, I have that pattern at home, I think it's simplicity, I'll let you know for sure when i get home. I've made 3 one for full bed, a twin and a crib. They sure are heavy but unique.
    kathy

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    west tenn
    Posts
    146
    i would like to know about that pattern thanks dorothy from tenn

  4. #4
    Super Member 3incollege's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    western Pa.
    Posts
    2,289
    Kathy thanks for the information. I will look at the pattern books.
    But it is probably not in publication anymore,but will check.
    I will let you know .
    Thanks, Donna

  5. #5
    Moderator kathy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    on the Texas Coast
    Posts
    4,050
    :oops: I forgot to look. i will tie a string around my neck..I mean my finger to do it tonite

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Oh.
    Posts
    798
    http://www.quilterscache.com/P/PuffQuiltingBlock.html

    Is this the link you are looking for?

    June

  7. #7
    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    7,167
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    :oops: I forgot to look. i will tie a string around my neck..I mean my finger to do it tonite
    try your toe. it's the latest fashion statement

  8. #8
    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    5,723
    Mmmm! I'll start one of those to.......


    A post script, I lost my little dog in Jan........I have always had a dog, today I am going to the dog shelter to adopt........I will post a pic when I get one......I love the scrappy look , the more colors the better :wink: You know an all american mutt

  9. #9
    Moderator kathy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    on the Texas Coast
    Posts
    4,050
    June, that is the same but the Simplicity pattern has different size pieces for the different size quilts and a double ruffle. It also shows how to put them together to make a big star in the middle. They are very heavy (and warm) but I had to take mine to the washateria so I could put it in a front loader. Now it's packed away. The baby size are real good for pallets because they are so thick.

  10. #10
    Moderator kathy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    on the Texas Coast
    Posts
    4,050
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    :oops: I forgot to look. i will tie a string around my neck..I mean my finger to do it tonite
    try your toe. it's the latest fashion statement
    don't you think it would draw attention away from all the rings

  11. #11
    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    5,723
    This is google images lots of puff



    andhttp://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=HPIC,HPIC:2005-18,HPIC:en&q=puff%20quilts&oe=UTF-8&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi some webs

  12. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Greendale Twp: Midland, MI
    Posts
    216
    This is the way I remember (vaguely) of making puff quilts.
    1. Cut the base size of your choice, say 4 1/2", out of muslin.
    2. Cut the top piece larger, you would just have to try this part because I don't remember the size.
    It needed to be enough larger than the base to be able to make a pleat or fold in the fabric, on all four sides.
    I would say somewhere close to an inch larger than the muslin, to allow for the pleat. Just pin at the 4 corners, and pleat what is left between the pins.
    Leave a small area of seam open so you can stuff a piece of poly batt between the muslin and the top.
    You could do the stuffing with the needle down, and then just finish sewing the seam.
    I would probably start my seam just shy of the corner, sew around, leaving the corner open to stuff, and then finish sewing around the corner.
    3. You sew these together strip fashion, and then sew the strips together.
    You don't use a whole lot of stuffing, just enough to make it pop up in the center.
    Joyce

  13. #13
    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    7,167
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    :oops: I forgot to look. i will tie a string around my neck..I mean my finger to do it tonite
    try your toe. it's the latest fashion statement
    don't you think it would draw attention away from all the rings
    at least the tattoos and hair would be less noticeable
    :mrgreen:

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    225
    Try Mc Calls pattern book, Thats where I got mine, I made a queen size one about 5yrs ago. They are heavy, Come in handy for a sleeping blanket on the floor, Kinda like the old use of pallet on the floor.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    16
    I made 2 baby puff quilts this winter. I didn't have a pattern.

    1. I cut the base squares at 4 inches.
    2. The top squares were 4.5 inches.
    3. I used 1/2 cup of poly-fil to stuff the puffs. I measured the ploy-fil because I wanted the puffs to be pretty uniform in size (puffiness).
    4. Take a square of muslin and place your fabric right side up on the muslin.
    5. Sew three sides of the muslin/fabric layers using a seam allowance smaller than 1/4 inch. Make pleats near the center of each side as you sew.
    6. Stuff the pillow with 1/2 cup of poly-fil, then sew up the last side. Whatever size you decide on don't stuff the puffs too much or it will become very difficult to sew them together.
    7. After sewing all the puffs, I laid them out on a flat surface to position them in a pattern. These happened to be random.
    8. Sew the puffs into strips, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. (making the finished puff 3.5 inches).
    9. I finished the 2 quilts differently. One method is to sew all the strips together into one piece. Prepare your back by measuring it to the same size as the quilt top. Place the back and top right sides together and sew around the quilt, leaving a space to turn the quilt right side out. After turning, finish the seam by hand. I then did some spot hand stitching to anchor the back to the front so that it would not flap around.
    The other method is a little more compicated. I sewed the strips into pairs. This made larger strips of 7.5 inches. I cut the backing into 7.5 inch strips and attached the backing as I sewed the paired strips together. This leaves all the outside edges unfinished. I used a pre-ruffled (I think that it was Wright's) quilt binding to finish the edges.

    You can make the squares any size you want. Just don't stuff them too full or you will have trouble joining the strips.

    Hope this helps. If you need more info I'll see if I can help

    Alice

    Here are some links that I found helpful

    http://www.quilterscache.com/P/PuffQuiltingBlock.html

    http://www.womenfolk.com/quilt_pattern_history/biscuit-quilt.htm

    http://www.patchwork-quilt-patterns.com/html/how_to_make_a_puff_quilt_.html

    http://my.homewithgod.com/barrowood/quilt_instructions2.htm

  16. #16
    Super Member Celeste's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    N. Ca
    Posts
    4,507
    Blog Entries
    32
    Ruth!

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss!

    My sister and I went through one last May. She was a 9 yr. old red Doberman and her name was Penny. She was such a character, we called her a redhead and that she was the "Reddest of the Red, Red Heads!"

    We adopted another "Red One" (EmmaLee) last September, and while she is NOTHING like Penny, she kept our blk/tn 12yr Doberman Mahana and nearly ten year old "Rotterman", (we believe she's half Rottweiller and half Doberman), Stormy on their toes.

    Mahana was very creaky, but would play with her! Then, ten days after my parents lost their 10+ Standard Poodle this January, Mahana passed away in our (veterinarian) father's arms while we were visiting him at their home. (She ADORED him, and seemed to completly forget my sister and I were alive when Dad was there, so the circumstances sure helped Dawn and I to feel better about it.) It was so quick! Frankly, that's the best way to go.

    Anyway, enough prattling on, I can't wait to see your new "baby"!
    Please do post a photo!

    Celeste


  17. #17
    Moderator kathy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    on the Texas Coast
    Posts
    4,050
    ok it's McCalls #7164

  18. #18
    Norah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    659
    Ruthie, I'm glad you are getting another dog. They bring such joy to a home. I have three now. They break your heart when they are gone, but are so worth the heartache. Tell us about your new baby.

  19. #19
    skacian's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Manteno, IL
    Posts
    87
    Here is one I made for the queen bed in my guest room.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.