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Thread: Buttons On Quilts

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    Super Member Twisted Quilter's Avatar
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    Has anyone ever used old buttons on quilts. Everytime I suggest using buttons everybody looks at me like I'm nuts!

    How about posting pictures too.

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    Someone just posted a hand pieced, hand quilted one with her Grandmothers buttons on it today. If you have not seen it, look in your Unread Topics list.

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    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
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    I would only put buttons on wallhangings. Just my thought.

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    I love buttons on quilts---but not for kids.

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    I use buttons only if its on something thats for decoration.

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    Buttons on quilts are great! They add just the right zing to any quilt that is not for small children. Flatter buttons are better for bed quilts, while any button works well for wall quilts. Buttons are perfect for any quilt you make!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dglvr
    I use buttons only if its on something thats for decoration.
    my thoughts too.

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    If buttons are good enough for pajamas and nightgowns, they ought to be good enough for quilts. Just my opinion.

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    I made an applique and decided to use buttons on it. 168 buttons later......

    My friend keeps promising me to take a picture. I'll have to ping her again.

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    Ouch ouch ouch! My long hair would be hopelessly tangled around buttons on a sleeping quilt! Wall hangings, no problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    I love buttons on quilts---but not for kids.
    You can use buttons on quilts for kids if you sew them on with dental floss instead of thread.

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    I use lots of things to embellish if it adds to the quilt.. I completed a quilt in April for which I made my own fringe out of beads and real shells from the beach! I'm posting two photos Leftovers... is red white and black... and I used 7 buttons on it.... six in the border, and one (red cardinal) on a tree branch. The second quilt I used buttons in the handles of the baskets as an embellishment. Hope these give you ideas.

    Leftovers
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    Friendship Baskets
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    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I wish I could show these to the people I've been talking to.

    Thanks for posting :thumbup:

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    I think they work well in the right quilt. I love the posted ones. Great job.

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