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Thread: Book Shelf Quilt

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    Book Shelf Quilt

    I've seen many quilts made to look like book shelves. I've started collecting my selvedges to make one. My dd wants to see what it'll look like, but I can't find a picture. Does anybody have a picture of one? Or a link?

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    WoW! I never knew book shelf quilts were so popular and some very unique. Thank you Ranger.
    I saw one on this board that used the white printed salvages.

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    lokkedat the site and thought maybe I would like to make as have been saving selvages for awhile

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    What a great great idea ) I've seen these quilts before too!!! They are pretty )
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    I like this one...done with selvedges.



    http://selvageblog.blogspot.ca/2009/...rlands-is.html
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    Oh wow what inspiration this is thanks for the link . What I did for my sons quilt . I got titles of book on his book shelf and embroidered them on the fabric book on the self .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quilting View Post
    Oh wow what inspiration this is thanks for the link . What I did for my sons quilt . I got titles of book on his book shelf and embroidered them on the fabric book on the self .
    Great idea!!
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    I love this site. Thanks. Never knew that selvages could be used so many different ways. Hate to think of the ones that got away.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t193249.html

    this is a picture of my library quilt that I posted a few weeks back with selvages

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    Dorian, I have a small stack of selvages that I'm happy to send you if you want them. Just send me a PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane007 View Post
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t193249.html

    this is a picture of my library quilt that I posted a few weeks back with selvages
    Beautiful!! This is the one I remember seeing. How long did you collect selvedges for this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian View Post
    I've seen many quilts made to look like book shelves. I've started collecting my selvedges to make one. My dd wants to see what it'll look like, but I can't find a picture. Does anybody have a picture of one? Or a link?

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    Dorian - I am making a book shelf wall hanging for my "writer" son for Christmas. I was amazed at how many nice sites were recommended for you to look at. I googled book shelf quilts and found FREE patterns for some neat blocks. Just printed them off. I just received my pretty walnut fabric from online for the bookshelf itself. I am going to try printing off a picture of the books he has written onto fabric and incorporate those somehow. I hope to start next week. Have fun with yours.

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    Good luck in your finding the pattern.
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    I have just finished one. I haven't post pictures on the new site, so bear with me. Maybe it will end up in the picture group.

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    Never gave this a thought, making a book shelf quilt...hhmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rina View Post
    I have just finished one. I haven't post pictures on the new site, so bear with me. Maybe it will end up in the picture group.
    Yes, it landed in the Pictures section!

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    Few more posts with "bookcase quilt" pics.
    Both of these were recently posted. ( first one was posted today...beautiful quilt!)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...g-t196839.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t193249.html
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    Well, I'm just going to have to go thru all my sewing waste baskets and retrieve those selveges...LOL\

    I just had to remove a bookshelf from a wall to have an electric box installed and am covering it with wall hangings, this book shelf will be the ideal fix to hide the "ugly"

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    This is the bookcase quilt I'm working on. I now have all the books titled and about to put the shelves in between each panel. I found the project on line here: http://hp_paperpiecing.livejournal.c...ct%20of%20doom
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    Thanks for the link, Ranger. Lots of great bookshelf quilts.

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    That is a great quilt!! How did you quilt your book shelves?? I just finished piecing a 3 shelf wall hanging and I really don't want to do SID. The background for my shelves is black; which I would not do again, eventhough it does add depth. Just looking for some ideas.

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    Thanks for this thread. I had been looking for ideas for a bookshelf quilt!

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