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    blanket stitched triangle quilt

    I recently found a half finished quilt made of fabric squares folding in half to make a triange...batting is put in and then it is sewn on all three sides with a blanket stitch using what appears to be crochet thread. The triangles are then joined together to make a quilt with the same thread. No pattern was with this and I was hoping someone would have one. This was originally done by my mother-in-law who passed 21 years ago and I found it in my sisters attic after she passed this spring so it has become important for me to finish it. Any help would be really appreciated. I also am having trouble finding the crochet thread its thinner then size 3 and I cant find a match. I am going to try emailing or writing thread companies and see what I can come up with. All the fabric was stored in a bag with the half made quilt so I just am looking for the pattern and the thread.

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    Haven't seen anything like it but it sounds interesting. Maybe if you post a picture others will be able to help. (I'm picture challenged myself!)

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    just Google or go to YouTube.

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    It's a popcorn quilt. DH's grandmother made one for us in red and white. She just sewed the triangles shut then whip-stitched them together. So, the embroidered blanket stitch on yours is a little different. No pattern is needed. I don't think there are any standards. I would just try to match the thread you have as best you can. Is there any discernable pattern in the way the triangles are already stitched together? What/how many colors do you have?

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    Can you post a picture? It kind of sounds like the one where you sew two squares together leaving a small opening for turning right side out where the corners meet in the center? A square of batt is inserted into the hole and then the opening is stitched shut. The squares are then hand stitched together and it makes a reversible quilt that appears to be triangles?

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    I have tried to google and found nothing only this book http://www.etsy.com/listing/10523653...roject-pattern. Am I right is this what you are talking about.?

    Popcorn quilt was all containers and boxes of popcorn or puff quilts.

    Any chance of a picture I'm English and no idea what it looks like now.
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    I am not really good with posting pictures however my son will be over later and I will try to get him to do it for me...thanks

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    Do the squares look like this? This is made from one square of fabric that fold in half, sew across the 2 short ends and then open the rectangle up, matching the center seams and sew part way in towards the center from each corner. The units are then stuffed with a square of quilt batt and the finished squares are hand stitched together.
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    google Lizbeth Threads. They have thread smaller than 3 in many colors. I can't remember what the website is, but I have purchased from them and it is good quality.

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    Name:  popcorn quilt.jpg
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Size:  86.5 KBThis is our popcorn quilt

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    Thanks for the picture I have never seen that pattern and method before.
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    sounds like you need Pearle Cotton thread- I have it in many color in size 8 & 12 (I have some 3 & 5 but those are pretty thick) many companies carry it- our local joannes carries some colors. just search embroidery threads. Evening Star Designs, Primitive Gatherings and Sue Spargo all carry it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Can you post a picture? It kind of sounds like the one where you sew two squares together leaving a small opening for turning right side out where the corners meet in the center? A square of batt is inserted into the hole and then the opening is stitched shut. The squares are then hand stitched together and it makes a reversible quilt that appears to be triangles?
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    Oh wow! I have never seen anything like that before. I have made puffy quilts and wonder if it's the same idea? How are the triangles sewn together? I assume they are whip stitched together. I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soosanrs View Post
    Here is a picture...I know a picture is worth a thousand words!
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    It is a very portable project - which is really nice. There are long strings attached to the finished triangles which I assume is for attaching them. I was hoping someone would have an idea as to how they are attached. I figure there was a trick. They are whip stitched together thru the blanket stitches - it looks like she did it twice thru every stitch but I can see the pattern or how she did it with those long threads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soosanrs View Post
    It is a very portable project - which is really nice. There are long strings attached to the finished triangles which I assume is for attaching them. I was hoping someone would have an idea as to how they are attached. I figure there was a trick. They are whip stitched together thru the blanket stitches - it looks like she did it twice thru every stitch but I can see the pattern or how she did it with those long threads?
    correction: can't see the pattern!

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    You can use perle cotton size 12. DMC has it in 40 colors, and Joann's has a sale on it right now for 30% off--now $1.95 for a ball of 131 yards (sale is good for only a couple more days--and you might have to order it online). Carolyn

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    I made one of those many years ago...I stuffed them with old panty hose!! In those days, hose ran every time you turned around so I had a good supply. I whipped stitched the triangles together with double thread. I don't have it anymore....I wonder if it is still "out there" somewhere...

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    Is it possible they are actually crocheted together??
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Interesting method. Good luck.

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    It sounds like the old fashioned "puff quilts", although instead of squares stuffed with batting, then stitched together, you have triangles. Sorry I can't help, but with so many talented and knowledgeable quilters on this site, I'm sure you'll find your answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soosanrs View Post
    I recently found a half finished quilt made of fabric squares folding in half to make a triange...batting is put in and then it is sewn on all three sides with a blanket stitch using what appears to be crochet thread. The triangles are then joined together to make a quilt with the same thread. No pattern was with this and I was hoping someone would have one. This was originally done by my mother-in-law who passed 21 years ago and I found it in my sisters attic after she passed this spring so it has become important for me to finish it. Any help would be really appreciated. I also am having trouble finding the crochet thread its thinner then size 3 and I cant find a match. I am going to try emailing or writing thread companies and see what I can come up with. All the fabric was stored in a bag with the half made quilt so I just am looking for the pattern and the thread.

    If you have the quilt which sounds super simple, why would you need a pattern?
    Lay the quilt on a copier----copy 100%. put a craft backing on the paper, cut the pieces apart, transfer to some sort of template stuff then draw a 1/4 inch out from each side, and cut tempates. A lot simpler to do than that, actually, if you have any amount of design know how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charsuewilson View Post
    It's a popcorn quilt. DH's grandmother made one for us in red and white. She just sewed the triangles shut then whip-stitched them together. So, the embroidered blanket stitch on yours is a little different. No pattern is needed. I don't think there are any standards. I would just try to match the thread you have as best you can. Is there any discernable pattern in the way the triangles are already stitched together? What/how many colors do you have?
    I agree, the joined triangles appear to be whip stitched together
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    If you have the quilt which sounds super simple, why would you need a pattern?
    Lay the quilt on a copier----copy 100%. put a craft backing on the paper, cut the pieces apart, transfer to some sort of template stuff then draw a 1/4 inch out from each side, and cut tempates. A lot simpler to do than that, actually, if you have any amount of design know how.

    Okay, after seeing the pics, it appears each piece started life as a square. Great way to use scraps.
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    This is really cute - it would work great for using up scraps. Could you please post a picture showing the measurements for the triangle sides and then again when they are put into the square? I am assuming you can use any size square you like, but would just like to have a starting point. Thanks!

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